• FT

    Azerbaijan

    1

    Israel

    1

  • FT

    Kazakhstan

    1

    Rep of Ire

    2

  • FT

    Russia

    2

    N Ireland

    0

  • FT

    Georgia

    1

    Belarus

    0

  • FT

    Liechtenstei

    1

    Bosnia-Herz

    8

  • FT

    Estonia

    0

    Romania

    2

  • FT

    Malta

    0

    Armenia

    1

  • FT

    Croatia

    1

    Macedonia

    0

  • FT

    Andorra

    0

    Hungary

    5

  • FT

    Finland

    0

    France

    1

  • FT

    Latvia

    1

    Greece

    2

  • FT

    Montenegro

    2

    Poland

    2

  • FT

    Netherlands

    2

    Turkey

    0

  • FT

    Bulgaria

    2

    Italy

    2

  • FT

    Germany

    3

    Faroe Island

    0

  • FT

    Iceland

    2

    Norway

    0

  • FT

    Luxembourg

    1

    Portugal

    2

  • FT

    Wales

    0

    Belgium

    2

  • FT

    Albania

    3

    Cyprus

    1

  • FT

    Slovenia

    0

    Switzerland

    2

  • FT

    Lithuania

    1

    Slovakia

    1

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING - UEFA

Qemal Stafa

Referee: Artyom Kuchin | Attendance: 6000

* Local time based on your geographic location.

Albania

  • Armando Sadiku 36'
  • Edgar Cani 84'
  • Erjon Bogdani 86'

3 - 1

FT

Cyprus

  • Vincent Laban 45' +5'

Albania 3-1 Cyprus

Albania required two late goals to open their World Cup qualifying campaign with a victory over Group E rivals Cyprus in Tirana.

Everything seemed to be going according to plan for the hosts when midfielder Armando Sadiku headed them in front with 10 minutes of the first half remaining.

But Cyprus were level in first-half stoppage time thanks to a 35-yard free-kick from Vincent Laban.

The second half proved to be an even affair with the hosts gaining the upper-hand towards the end of the match.

Their superiority paid off when substitute Edgar Cani headed home Jahmor Hyka's cross with six minutes remaining.

The result was secured two minutes later when fellow substitute Erjon Bogdani fired home from 30 yards.

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Scoring Summary

  • Albania
  • Cyprus
(45 + 5') Vincent Laban

Match Stats

  • Albania
  • Cyprus
10(3) Shots (on goal) 1(0)
11 Fouls 11
1 Corner kicks 3
0 Offsides 1
50% Time of Possession 50%
4 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 3

Teams

  • Albania
  • Cyprus
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Lorik Cana (11')
Alban Meha (45 + 4')
Armando Sadiku (56')
Erjon Bogdani (86')
Vincent Laban (45 + 4')
Konstantinos Makridis (90 + 2')