EURO 2024 FINALS] Albania Vs Croatia - 19/06/2024

With memories of the golden years (80's) of the albanian football still fresh on her mind, Albania is now attempting to recreate its strong football legacy. As young players start making their names abroad, the future is looking bright for Albanian football!

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And FYI, Slyvinho is going to come back unless he finds a better opportunity. Yall are crazy to think he will be gone because he didn't make it out of the group stage with Italy, Spain, and Croatia.

I'm not his biggest fan either, but this is the first time Albania qualified with ease and # 1 in their group. And this was with in his debut season (even after losing to Poland in the first game).

De Biasi struggled to beat teams like Norway, Slovenia, Cyprus, and Iceland. He only made the Euros because the expansion of qualifying team. And the 3-0 DQ win against Serbia. And this was with starting off with a 1-0 W against Portugal.

You guys gonna pretend that De Biasi didn't make questionable calls in the Euros despite him being with team time much longer? Biggest one was starting Lorik Cana when we clearly had 2-3 better CBs than him.

You guys get way too nostalgic.
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Shpati wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 5:43 pm Maybe with this fake brotherhood crap out the window, Albania actually goes in guns hot against Spain.
Lol to be fair, the players never said that IIRC. It was just some random news portals.
Shpati wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 5:49 pm
De Biasi struggled to beat teams like Norway, Slovenia, Cyprus, and Iceland. He only made the Euros because the expansion of qualifying team. And the 3-0 DQ win against Serbia. And this was with starting off with a 1-0 W against Portugal.

You guys get way too nostalgic.
+1. Although that was a very hard qualifying group. Denmark, Serbia, and the Portugal that later became EURO champs. The weakest team was Armenia. So even with the drone shit, it was still a good result.
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Seferi and Gjasula can’t play next game.

We should’ve won. Anyway let’s hope Spain beats Italy so they don’t go 100% on monday.
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Shpati wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 5:49 pm And FYI, Slyvinho is going to come back unless he finds a better opportunity. Yall are crazy to think he will be gone because he didn't make it out of the group stage with Italy, Spain, and Croatia.

I'm not his biggest fan either, but this is the first time Albania qualified with ease and # 1 in their group. And this was with in his debut season (even after losing to Poland in the first game).

De Biasi struggled to beat teams like Norway, Slovenia, Cyprus, and Iceland. He only made the Euros because the expansion of qualifying team. And the 3-0 DQ win against Serbia. And this was with starting off with a 1-0 W against Portugal.

You guys gonna pretend that De Biasi didn't make questionable calls in the Euros despite him being with the time much longer? Biggest one was starting Lorik Cana when we clearly had 2-3 better CBs than him.

You guys get way too nostalgic.
Di Biasi had half the talent Sylvinho had. Di Biasi had to develop an aggressive defensive style to compete. Guys like Lila were amateurs but they served a purpose and fit his overall scheme. We would bash Di Biasi for not starting Gashi but in hindsight Gashi was not a good player.

Albania was able to compete with very good teams despite the lack of talent. Most of the guys in the current team would walk in that starting lineup. Mavraj is the only player who would start on this team. Maybe a young and motivated taulant Xhaka as well.
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Aurora Bulkualis wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 5:40 pm

My only worry going forward is that we can't seem to play a good game from start to finish. We need to pull off these stupid miracles/shenanigans to even get a result.

We just score a goal and then stop playing. Not just mentally checking out, but Sylvinho making cowardly sub as well.

They were gassed in the 2nd half that's why they couldn't attack...

Sylvinho is beyond shit at subs and the timing of them.

Bajrami is not a 90 minute player and he plays 90 minutes.. Same with Manaj who had nothing left in the 2nd half and was just diving hoping for sympathy calls.

If you're gonna bring in Seferi for defense why not bring in an actual fullback like Balliu instead who's 10x better than Seferi on defense and attack.

Nothing about Sylvinho subs make sense.
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At this point, I doubt Balliu gets any minutes. I don't think he played any so far?
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BTW, next match thread is up for grabs by whoever.

I only managed to get a draw. We need to try our luck with somebody else lol.
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Proud of our boys!

Dealt with lots of negativity from fans heading into this game. Understandably so, we were all deflated after the performance against Italy.

Came out 100 km/hr with more heart than I have ever seen from this group! Really bounced back here!

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Fasted goal in Euro history, and now this... we might not advance to the Knockout round, but at least we are going in the history books!

https://x.com/centregoals/status/1803442865022050328

https://twitter.com/centregoals/status/ ... 5022050328
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Tbh, in my mind the most "expected" result was 1 point from this group. It seems it will be that way. The second most expected result was 0 points.

It's just disappointing considering how we started both matches. Mentally we're just not there yet. We're the perfect example of a team underachieving because we're not strong mentally.
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