The match between Albania and Poland in Tirana attracted a lot of attention both because of the football itself and because of the events in and around the stadium.
The Polish fans who came to visit the capital of Albania chanted before and during the match: “Kosovo is Serbia”.
The Albanians did not like that, which is why the match was stopped at one point.
Attention was diverted from football even after the home team’s goal, reports RT.
Mirlind Daku, scored the second goal for Albania and thus confirmed the victory of his team.
During the goal celebration, and then after the match in the locker room, he showed the audience his tattoo, which had “Katana” written on it, which was the nickname of the so-called commander. KLA, and also the number 138, which refers to the 138th brigade that he led.
Daku also attracted attention with his statement after the game.
“I dedicate the goal to my compatriots in ‘Kosovo’ who gave everything for their homeland so that we could play here today and unite all Albanian territories,” said the footballer.
Although known for the idea that politics should have no place in sports, the European Football Union (UEFA) has remained absent for now.
After the match in Tirana, the Polish Football Association announced that it had terminated cooperation with the Portuguese expert, and that Fernando Santos is no longer the selector of this European team.