Today's Albania national football team Talking Points
The Albania national football team (Albanian: Kombëtarja Shqiptare e Futbollit) is the men's football team that has represented Albania in international competition since 1946. It is controlled by the Albanian Football Federation, the governing body for football in the country.
Albania was the winner of the 1946 Balkan Cup and the 2000 Malta Rothmans International Tournament, but had never participated in any major UEFA or FIFA tournament until 2016.
At the UEFA Euro 2016, Albania made its first debut at a major men's football tournament. Albania scored their first ever goal in a major tournament and secured first ever win in European Championship, when they beat Romania on June 19, 2016.
The National Arena (Albanian: Arena Kombëtare) will be after its completion in 2018, the home ground of the national team. Albania's highest FIFA World Rankings was 22nd in August 2015.Close