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England National Football Team Match No. 778

Albania 1 England 3 [0-0]

Wednesday, 28 March 2001

Albania Pre-Match

 

Albania Squad for the Matches against Germany & England March 2001
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Bellai, Arian 01-Feb-1970 30 M PAS Giannina FC, Greece 14 1
Beqaj, Arian 20-Aug-1975 25 G OFI Crete, Greece - -
Bushi, Alban 20-Aug-1973 27 F İstanbulspor , Turkey 27 7
Cipi, Geri 28-Feb-1976 25 D KAA Gent, Belgium 10 0
Dede, Nevil 10-Jan-1975 26 D SK TiranŽ 0 0
Duro, Klodian 21-Dec-1977 23 M KS Vllaznia 0 0
Fakaj, Ervin Pellumb 15-Jun-1976 24 D Enosis Neon Paralimni FC, Cyprus 18 1
Fortuzi, Indrit 23-Nov-1973 27 F SK TiranŽ 1 0
Hasi, Besnik 29-Dec-1971 29 M RSC Anderlecht, Belgium 0 0
Kola, Bledar 01-Aug-1972 28 M AEK Athens, Greece 33 6
Lala, Altin 18-Nov-1975 25 D Hannover SV 96, Germany 15 0
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Mukaj, Deva 21-Dec-1976 24 M NK Varteks Varazdin, Croatia 11 1
Murati, Edvin 12-Nov-1975 25 M Losc Lille Mťtropole, France 11 2

Edvin Murati is suspended for the match against England.

Poci, Artion 23-Jul-1977 23 M KS Apolonia 0 0
Rraklli, Altin 17-Aug-1970 30 F SpVgg Unterhaching, Germany 43 7
Sinani, Vioresin 04-Nov-1977 23 F KS Vllaznia 3 1
Skela, Ervin 17-Nov-1976 24 M SV Waldhof Mannheim, Germany 3 0
Strakhosa, Fotaq 28-Mar-1965 35 G Ionikos Nikeas FC, Greece 45 0
Tare, Igli 25-Jul-1973 27 F Brescia Calcio, Italy 27 3
Vata, Fatmir

19-Sep-1971

29 M SV Waldhof Mannheim, Germany 2 0
Vata, Rudi 13-Feb-1970 31 D FC Energie Cottbus, Germany 56 5

Rudi Vata is suspended for the match against England.

Xhumba, Arian 09-Jul-1967 33 D PAS Giannina FC, Greece 34 0

All information up-to-date including Albania's match against Germany on 24 March 2001.
All appearance and goal tallies are taken from the Soccernet website, and could be incorrect.

Notes

Monday, 19 March 2001 - Albania coach Mehdin Zhega called together a 22-man squad for the World Cup 2002 qualifying matches against Germany in Leverkusen on 24 March and England in TiranŽ on 28 March.  The most notable omission was forward Erion Bogdani of Reggina in Italy's Serie A.  In his place, Zhega summoned Ingrid Fortuzi, the SK TiranŽ forward who is top scorer in the Albanian first division with 24 goals.

Saturday, 24 March 2001 - Defender Rudi Vata, Albania's captain, and midfielder Edvin Murata incurred yellow card cautions in the 2-1 World Cup qualification loss to Germany in Leverkusen and will be suspended for Albania's qualification match against England on Wednesday because they have each drawn two cautions in the preliminary competition.

 

England/Albania FIFA Rankings Table
Click on the year for more detailed rankings
Year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
1992 - - - - - - - - - - - 05/86
1993 - - - - - - - 11/92 05/91 10/91 08/93 11/92
1994 - 12/93 12/95 16/94 15/97 15/104 18/101 - 18/102 17/113 16/109 18/100
1995 - 20/106 - 20/99 21/101 22/94 22/94 22/97 18/102 22/89 20/87 21/91
1996 24/90 27/91 - 23/96 24/90 - 13/102 13/104 12/111 12/114 12/113 12/116
1997 - 12/118 - 14/117 13/120 07/120 08/121 07/124 07/115 07/113 06/117 04/116
1998 - 05/102 05/100 05/100 05/101 - 10/97 10/100 11/108 10/107 11/109 09/106
1999 11/91 11/91 11/92 10/92 11/92 13/94 14/94 14/95 12/88 12/84 11/86 12/83
2000 12/83 11/79 11/82 13/82 12/85 12/87 15/90 13/90 14/88 15/94 16/81 17/72
2001 17/74 17/76 16/75 - - - - - - - - -

 
 

Albania Results
No. Date Opposition Venue Type F A Result H.T.
149 18-Aug-1999 Slovenia Central Stadium, Ljubljana ECP 0 2 AL [0-0]
150 04-Sep-1999 Latvia Stadiumi Kombetar "Qemal Stafa" Stadium, TiranŽ ECP 3 3 HD [1-1]
151 06-Oct-1999 Greece OAKA Spiros Louis Stadium, AthŪna ECP 0 2 AL [0-1]
152 09-Oct-1999 Georgia Stadiumi Kombetar "Qemal Stafa" Stadium, TiranŽ ECP 2 1 HW [2-0]
Albania finished fourth in the five-team Group 2 of the European Championship 2000 preliminary competition, ahead of Georgia and behind, in order, Norway, Slovenia, Greece and Latvia.
153 06-Feb-2000 Andorra National Stadium, Ta'Qali, Malta T 3 0 NW [0-0]
154 08-Feb-2000 Azerbaijan National Stadium, Ta'Qali, Malta T 1 0 NW [1-0]
155 10-Feb-2000 Malta National Stadium, Ta'Qali, Malta T 1 0 AW [0-0]
Albania won the Rothmans International Tournament 2000 in Malta.
156 26-Apr-2000 Macedonia FYR Goce Delcev Stadium, Prilep F 0 1 AL [NK]
157 15-Aug-2000 Cyprus Stadiumi Kombetar "Qemal Stafa" Stadium, TiranŽ F 0 0 HD [0-0]
158 02-Sep-2000 Finland Finnair Stadium, Helsinki WCP 1 2 AL [0-1]
159 11-Oct-2000 Greece Stadiumi Kombetar "Qemal Stafa" Stadium, TiranŽ WCP 2 0 HW [0-0]
160 15-Nov-2000 Malta Stadiumi Kombetar "Qemal Stafa" Stadium, TiranŽ F 3 0 HW [1-0]
161 24-Mar-2001 Germany BayArena, Leverkusen WCP 1 2 AL [0-0]

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