The Albania national football team (Albanian: Kombëtarja e futbollit të Shqipërisë) represents Albania in men’s international football and is governed by the Albanian Football Association, the governing body for football in Albania. Albania competes in the three major international football tournaments; the FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championship and UEFA Nations League. Albania was the winner of the 1946 Balkan Cup and the 2000 Malta Rothmans International Tournament. At Euro 2016, Albania made its second appearance at a major men’s football tournament after 50 years. Since its completion in 2019, Arena Kombëtare (English: National Arena), known as Air Albania Stadium for sponsorship reasons, has been the team’s home ground. Albania’s highest FIFA World Ranking was 22nd in August 2015. The colors of the team are red, white, and black, and the double-headed eagle its symbol. Its supporters are collectively known as the Tifozët Kuq e Zi and display as well as the country’s national flag colors, red and black. In 2020, Albania won for the first time a group by finishing first in group 4 of UEFA Nations League C and has been promoted in UEFA Nations League B.
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