Albania - Italy Match, Players List Unveiled by De Biasi
Albanian Daily News
Published March 20, 2017

The Albanian National Team coach, Gianni De Biasi disclosed on Monday the list of 23 players summoned at the eve of two next matches, the one against Italy as part of the World Cup 2018 qualifying rounds, and a friendly match against Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Italian coach chose to summon 23 players, 4 of them coming from the Superior League.

Albi Alla is summoned for the first time in the National Team, while Liridon Latifi of ‘Skanderbeg’ and Eros Grezda of ‘Locomotive of Zagreb’ have been summoned for the 2nd time. Goalkeeper Etrit Berisha and defender Berat Gjimshiti are not part of this list due to their suspension, thus will not be ready even for the match against Bosnia-Herzegovina. The defender Mergim Mavraj is another absence due to a previous injury.

Meantime Pisa’ attackers Edgar Ēani and Rey Manaj have not been included in this list, while Ergys Kaēe and Shkelzen Gashi continue to remain out of the National Team players list.

The names of the players summoned by coach De Biasi are listed below:


Alban Hoxha (Partizani)

Orges Shehi (Skėnderbeu)

Thomas Strakosha (Lazio)


Ansi Agolli (Qarabag)

Elseid Hysaj (Napoli)

Naser Aliji (Kaiserslautern)

Frederik Veseli (Empoli)

Arlind Ajeti (Torino)

Albi Alla (Kukėsi)


Burim Kukeli (Zürich)

Migjen Basha (Bari)

Taulant Xhaka (Basel)

Amir Abrashi (Freiburg)

Odise Roshi (Terek Grozny)

Ledian Memushaj (Pescara)

Andi Lila (PAS Giannina)

Jahmir Hyka (San Jose Earthquakes)

Eros Grezda (Lokomotiva Zagreb)

Liridon Latifi (Skėnderbeu)


Bekim Balaj (Terek Grozny)

Armando Sadiku (Lugano)

Azdren Llullaku (Astana)

Sokol Cikalleshi (Akhisar Belediyespor) 

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