• Tue. Oct 26th, 2021

Shameful evening in Tirana: Albanians condemned incidents, but accused Poles of provocations – Športky.sk


Oct 14, 2021
Fans of Albania threw Poland’s players with cups Source: SITA / AP / Franc Zhurda

TIRANA – The Albanian football federation on Thursday condemned the indecency of its own fans in the qualifying duel of the World Cup 2022 with Poland, but at the same time accused Polish supporters of provocations. The International Football Federation has already announced that it will investigate the incidents.

The match was interrupted by Tirana after 77 minutes by Karol Karol Swiderski. The fans then started throwing bottles on the field. The Poles, who won the I-Group duel 1: 0, left the field for a while, but returned and finished the duel.

“Of course, the incidents do not honor the organizers or fans. There were 22,000 great spectators and several individuals in the stadium who ruined all the good things,” quoted the AP agency from the official opinion of the Albanian association. She also accused of provoking supporters of guests who “constantly threw objects into two domestic sectors”.

“We don’t have violent fans. We haven’t had any problems with them in the past,” delivered in a communication. The final match of the UEFA European Conference League will take place in Tirana next May.