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News Albania » Sports: Albania Re-elects Football Chief Amid Controversies

News channel or source: http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/soccer-federation-of-albania-re-elects-ongoing-president-duka-amidst-controversies-02-07-2018
Publication date: Wednesday 07 February 2018

Armand Duka won a fifth term as head of Albania's Soccer Federation, beating Bashkim Fino, a Socialist Party MP – amid allegations of manipulation and political involvement in the country's top sport. Armand Duka, the head of the Soccer Federation of ...

News Albania » Sports: Uefa receive death threats over match-fixing investigation into Albanian side Skenderbeu

News channel or source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/5598360/uefa-death-threats-match-fixing-skenderbeu/
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

Upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the probe related to a Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in 2015. The match was the first time a club from Albania had reached gone as far as the play-off round - two legs from the group stage.

News Albania » Sports: Sports manufacturers join forces to kit out 53 athletes in PyeongChang

News channel or source: https://www.olympic.org/news/sports-manufacturers-join-forces-to-kit-out-53-athletes-in-pyeongchang
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

Six world-leading sports brands have designed and provided free competition ... Beneficiaries of this uniform distribution for PyeongChang 2018 have included the NOCs and athletes of Albania, Armenia, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia ...

News Albania » Sports: Death threats sent to UEFA inspectors investigating Albanian match fixing

News channel or source: https://au.eurosport.com/football/death-threats-sent-to-uefa-inspectors-investigating-albanian-match-fixing_sto6626077/story.shtml
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

Skenderbeu won the Albanian Superliga title for six straight seasons ... a suspension recently upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but UEFA is now pushing for a longer ban. The UEFA investigation is based largely on data gathered via its Betting ...

News Albania » Sports: 'Towels' and telephone codes: five things to know about Kosovo

News channel or source: http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/towels-and-telephone-codes-five-things-to-know-about-kosovo/article/515137
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

Kosovo beat its big brother Albania to an Olympic medal during the country's first appearance at the Games in Rio in 2016, when national heroine Majlinda Kelmendi took gold in judo. Kosovo uses sport as a diplomatic tool and gained admission to the ...

News Albania » Sports: Where Albanian Bunkers Were Once Made, an EU-Funded School Now Flourishes

News channel or source: http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2450899&CategoryId=12395
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

Its 380 students are able to attend free extra-curricular activities such as painting, literature, song or dance classes, as well as take chess lessons and participate in multiple sports, which is unusual in Albania, as parents normally have to pay for ...

News Albania » Sports: Scottish FA in ‘dark ages’ after appointing Alex McLeish

News channel or source: http://www.theweek.co.uk/football/91713/alex-mcleish-scotland-manager-sfa-fan-reaction
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

His first competitive match is against Albania at home in the Uefa Nations League on 10 ... former Scotland striker Charlie Nicholas criticised the SFA appointment. Sky Sports pundit Nicholas said: “Alex – as much as I like him a lot – wasn’t ...

News Albania » Sports: Death threats to UEFA match-fixing investigators prompt Ceferin to issue warning

News channel or source: http://www.insideworldfootball.com/2018/02/19/death-threats-uefa-match-fixing-investigators-prompt-ceferin-issue-warning/
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

Even in Albania KF Skënderbeu had not escaped sanction from their ... season’s total due to “conspiring to influence the outcome of matches contrary to sports ethics for the season 2015-2016.” The club, which had won the Albanian Superliga six ...

News Albania » Sports: Stefan de Vrij set for Lazio exit in summer, says sporting director

News channel or source: http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11862/11258375/stefan-de-vrij-set-for-lazio-exit-in-summer-says-sporting-director
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

"It's not an issue of him agreeing terms with other clubs, but of being fair in negotiations," continued former Albania striker Tare. "We did things the right way, but things changed at the last moment. We no longer wish to continue along this path.

News Albania » Sports: UEFA inspectors receive death threats over Skenderbeu match-fixing investigation

News channel or source: https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/uefa-inspectors-receive-death-threats-162610556.html
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

The body has been examining suspicious betting patterns involving Albanian club Skenderbeu Korce, who were banned from European competition for the 2016-17 season as a result of the probe. UEFA's Betting Fraud Detection System (BFDS) has now uncovered "a ...