Albania and Costa Rica have had FIFA punishments for crowd violence at World Cup qualifiers reduced on appeal, world soccer's governing body said on Friday.
Albania will appeal against FIFA's decision to ban their fans from two home World Cup qualifiers.
Albania will be without five first-choice players through injury or suspension for their World Cup European Group Two qualifier away to Kazakhstan on
One man died and seven were injured in clashes between Greek and Albanian fans in Greece on Saturday night following the World Cup qualifier game played between the two countries in Tirana, police said.
Albania are hoping to bring Greece back down to earth by playing them at their own game when they meet the European champions in their opening World Cup Group Two qualifier in Tirana on Saturday.
Albania's coach Hans-Peter Briegel plans to test several young uncapped players in Wednesday's friendly against Iceland.
Bohemians striker Glen Crowe, who last year became the first Ireland-based player for 14 years to win a senior cap, has retained his place in the squad for Ireland's next two European championship qualifiers.
Albania's soccer federation has called in a trio of Italians to take charge of Wednesday's relegation playoff between Apollonia Fier and Lushnja at the request of the competing teams, officials said.
FC Thun striker Milaim Rama has been called into the Swiss squad for the first time for next month's Euro 2004 Group 10 qualifiers with Russia and Albania.