Ergis Kace scored a stunning free kick as Albania beat France for the first time in their history in a friendly in Elbasan.
France, currently in the middle of two years without a competitive game as they host Euro 2016, were desperately disappointing and coach Didier Deschamps will have some thinking to do after also losing 4-3 to Belgium last week.
For Albania, meanwhile, this 1-0 win will come as a welcome morale booster to a team still in with a healthy chance of qualifying for their first major...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- A court ruling for appeals filed by the Serbian and Albanian football federation against UEFA sanctions after their European Championship qualifier was abandoned is expected by July 10.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport set the target date on Friday.
Rulings were originally expected before Saturday when Serbia resume their Euro 2016 qualifying program at Denmark.
A chaotic Serbia-Albania match last October was stopped when a drone with a political banner flew into the stadium.
Surprise packages Albania once again staked their claim for a top-two finish in Group I with a 2-1 Euro 2016 qualifying win over 10-man Armenia.
Armenia had taken a fourth-minute lead through Yura Movsisyan, but after Hovhannes Hambardzumyan saw red in the 70th minute after picking up a second yellow, Albania collected the three points thanks to goals from Mergim Mavraj and Shkelzen Gashi.
Albania had secured a surprise 1-0 win over Portugal in September and followed that up with an encouraging 1-1...