Albania’s day in the sun thoroughly deserved

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This was a long time coming. Almost 70 years after playing their first international fixture in Tirana against Yugoslavia in the wake of World War II, Albania finally scored its first goal and a victory in a major tournament.

While the world focused on a forgettable 0-0 draw between Switzerland and France on the final day of Group A play at Euro 2016, the competition's ultimate footballing minnows rode a late first half goal from Armando Sadiku of FC Zurich to a thrilling, heartwarming 1-0 win over Romania.

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