Gianluigi Buffon kept a clean sheet in his 1,000th professional appearance for club and country as Italy beat Albania 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Friday.
Buffon had little to do in his 168th cap for Italy, making only one save as the Italians controlled the action in Palermo.
The opening goal came in the 12th minute after Migjen Basha hauled down Andrea Belotti in the box during a set piece, and Daniele De Rossi converted the penalty.
Visiting Albania fans threw flares on the...
Striker Besart Berisha has stunned Melbourne Victory in the run-in to the A-League finals by answering an international call from his country of birth, Kosovo.
Berisha will head to Europe to represent the Balkan country next month in a World Cup qualifier against fellow minnows Iceland, leaving Victory without his services for a date against former club Brisbane.
"For me, it's a very exciting time ... I was born there and they need my help so I think it's time to go," Berisha said on Thursday.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed the appeal of the Football Association of Serbia (FAS) against the admission of Kosovo to UEFA.
The Football Federation of Kosovo (FFK) became a member after a vote at the UEFA Congress in Budapest in May 2016, becoming the 55th nation of the association by 28 votes to 24.
Serbia and its allies, including Russia, do not recognise Kosovo as an independent country and the CAS panel accepted that the Serbian federation had a case.
The FAS had argued...
Kosovo police said on Thursday they prevented simultaneous attacks by the Islamic State group, including on the Israel national team that played a World Cup qualifier in neighboring Albania.
A police statement said plans were in place to attack Saturday's match in Albania, and at the same time attack another target in Kosovo. Nineteen people were detained in Kosovo on Nov. 4, of whom one has since been released, police there said. Albania and Macedonia announced six more people detained.