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...
NYON, Switzerland -- UEFA has rejected appeals by Serbia and Albania after their European Championship qualifying match was abandoned when a drone flew over the stadium.
UEFA's appeals body on Tuesday upheld the original disciplinary sanctions: Albania forfeited the match for refusing to play on, and Serbia were deducted the three points from a 3-0 win by default.
Sanctions can be challenged at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and the Albania football federation pledged to continue its legal fight.
Raphael Varane secured a late victory for France in their friendly clash against Sweden.
The Real Madrid defender nodded home the only goal of the game in the 83rd minute to give a much-changed Les Bleus the win.
France had the chances to make it a more comfortable evening at Marseille's Stade Velodrome but failed to take them, substitute Karim Benzema even missing a penalty four minutes from time.
The hosts showed eight changes from their previous match, a 1-1 draw against Albania, while Zlatan...
Stefano Okaka scored a late header to spare Italy's blushes in a tight 1-0 friendly win over Albania in Genoa.
The Albanians travelled in confidence after a draw against France in Rennes on Friday, but Okaka's late winner proved just enough to win it for the hosts.
Italy hoped for a good reaction after a disappointing 1-1 draw in their European Championship qualifier against Croatia in Milan on Friday.
And the hosts started well with Marco Parolo's 25th minute strike from the right parried by Etrit...