World Cup 2018 Qualifiers : Albania defeats Macedonia 2-1

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FIFA World Cup 2018

SHKODëR, Sep. 6, 2016 (AMP) — Russia 2018 (European Qualifiers) : Albania defeated Macedonia by a score of 2-1 (halftime: 1-0), in a qualifying game for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday afternoon at the Loro Boriçi Stadium in Shkodër.

Albania dominated the first half thanks to a goal scored by Sadiku in the 9th minute. Leading 1-0 at the break, the Albanians further widened their lead in the second period with a goal by Balaj with one minute left in regular time.

The result put the Albanians third in Group G with 3 points. In their next game, Albania will meet Liechtenstein at the Loro Boriçi Stadium on October 6, while Macedonia will face Israel.

Fixtures and Results : Group G

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Overview

Albania at the World Cup

  • Never qualified
  • 12 participations in the qualifications (first in 1966)

Macedonia at the World Cup

  • Never qualified
  • 6 participations in the qualifications (first in 1998)
2018 World Cup Poster
Albania
2:1
Macedonia
2:1 (1:0)
  • 6 September 2016
  • 14:00
  • Shkodër

Group G

TeamPts
Spain3
Italy3
Albania3
Macedonia0
Israel0
Liechtenstein0

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