Tag: Albania

KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka in another Swiss controversy

Granit Xhaka’s nationality is once again causing problems.
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama speaks during a meeting on Western Balkans in Paris on May 29, 2018. (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY / AFP)

Albanian Prime Minister opens bank account to help Arsenal star

The Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, has opened a bank account so that he can contribute to the fines picked up by Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri.
Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner reacts after winning their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)

Arsenal's new signing charged by FIFA, faces significant ban

Stephan Lichtsteiner has also been charged by FIFA after he joined in with Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri’s double-headed eagle celebration.
Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates scoring during their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)

How Granit Xhaka helped Switzerland topple the Serbians

Since his move from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2016 Granit Xhaka has split opinion but his improvement is undeniable.
KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

2 match ban a possibility as FIFA start proceedings against Arsenal star

FIFA have opened up disciplinary proceedings after Granit Xhaka celebrated his goal against Serbia by making a two-headed eagle gesture with his hands.
KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Arsenal new boy comes to the defence of Granit Xhaka

Stephan Lichtsteiner has defended Granit Xhaka after the Arsenal man celebrated his Switzerland screamer with a double-headed eagle gesture aimed at the Serbian fans.

Xhaka will not declare for Kosovo says his father

Granit Xhaka has decided to remain a Swiss player after he was invited to declare for Kosovo following their ratification by FIFA according to Albanian reports.

Granit Xhaka invited to play for Kosovo and they expect him to accept

Granit Xhaka is one of a number of big name players who have been invited to play for Kosovo after they were finally granted FIFA status in May this year.

Player focus: Koscielny helps France to first cleansheet

With France winning 2-0, it was the first clean sheet for the French defence in the tournament.

Look: The frustrated faces of Olivier Giroud v Albania

With France struggling, again, to score goals and relying on a late winner, it was a frustrating night for Olivier Giroud against Albania on Wednesday.

How Arsenal’s £15m interest in defender swamped the internet

Arsenal are apparently getting ready a £15m bid for Albanian defender Elseid Hysaj who was on absolutely nobody’s radar before he faced Switzerland at the Euros.

‘He’s top-class, he’ll do Arsenal a lot of good’

One of the most exciting things about this year’s Euros is watching Granit Xhaka knowing that he’s an Arsenal player and Johan Djourou has said he'll fit in just right at Arsenal.

Xhaka’s mum wears shirt supporting both sons as they play each other

Mama Xhaka opted for a shirt that blended both national flags of her sons in a manner reminiscent of half-and-half scarves.

Player focus: Xhaka – Tenacious, influential and convincing

Granit Xhaka made his 44th international appearnce against Albania in Saturday's Group A encounter - but all of the pre-match analysis surrounded the sibling rivalry between...

Xhaka helps Switzerland make history

Granit Xhaka lined up alongside former Arsenal man Johan Djourou (Senderos was not included) as they defeated his brother’s Albania in the second game of this year’s Euros.

Granit Xhaka in astonishing wage admission

Granit Xhaka, and his brother Taulant have revealed that they still give a whopping 80% of their wages to their parents.

Wednesday recap: Another new midfielder + Mkhitaryan, Mahrez, Vardy, more

Another day, another load of rumours, but this time it seems like we might have something concrete to report.

11 new football rules you need to know ahead of the Euros

As the Euros get ready to start, many people haven’t realised that there have been a host of rule changes. Here are 11 of the 95 changes so you know what’s going on at least some of the time (although some are quite ridiculous)

Xhaka on facing his brother at the Euros

Granit Xhaka is set to face his brother, Taulant, when the Euros kick-off with Switzerland and Albania both in Group A.