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Melbourne Victory sign Albania international Basha

The head of Football Federation Australia has promised that anyone found guilty of match-fixing will be banned from football for life.

Melbourne Victory have bolstered their midfield with the signing of experienced Albania international Migjen Basha on a two-year deal.

Basha joins the A-League club after spending last season with Greek outfit Aris Thessaloniki.

The 32-year-old defensive midfielder follows in the footsteps of former Victory star striker Besart Berisha, who won 17 caps for Albania before switching his allegiance to Kosovo.

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Albania get Andorra's anthem, 'Armenia' apology

The UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between France and Albania in Paris was delayed after the national anthem of Andorra was initially played for the visitors.

In an embarrassing mix-up, the wrong national anthem was played for Albania before they faced France in a European Championship qualifier on Saturday.

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Players looked bemused as they realised it was the wrong anthem -- Andorra's, according to UEFA's website -- with camera images showing angry Albanian fans making offensive gestures in protest at the error.

Albania players stand during the national anthem, but it is the Andorra anthem being played
Albania players stand during the national anthem, but it is the Andorra anthem being played in the stadium by mistake.

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FIFA opens disciplinary case over Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka celebrations

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Switzerland players Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka, looking into their goal celebrations during Friday's 2-1 win over Serbia at the World Cup.

Both players, who are ethnic Albanians and of Kosovar heritage, celebrated after scoring with a gesture which appeared to imitate the eagle displayed on Albania's flag.

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