Agence France-Presse Gent Shkolakow
Albania’s match against Poland (0-1) on Tuesday, in the eighth round of the European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, was suspended for some time due to the fans’ attacking the guest players with bottles.
The French international referee Clement Turpin was forced to stop the match at the 77th minute at the “Kamal Staffa” stadium, due to the angry Albanian fans throwing bottles at the visiting players, after Poland’s Karol Schwederski scored the goal for his country.
😱 Scandal in the Albania-Poland match. The match was stopped after the fans threw bottles at the players
The Tirana match exploded in the 77th minute. Svidersky opened an account, and then the chaos began
The game resumed after a pause, the Poles won, and the owners will definitely face trial pic.twitter.com/pb60qwUCED
– MatchTV October 12 2021
The French referee asked his assistant referees and players to leave the field, for fear of some fanatics storming the field, in light of the charged atmosphere in the stands on the one hand, as well as the anger of the fans after Albania was late in the result.
The match stopped for about 19 minutes, before the players returned to the field, and the Albanian fans did not stop there, as they issued offensive phrases to the Polish players.
Poland raised its tally to 17 points and advanced to second place in Group I, two points ahead of Albania.
The following is the standings of the Group 9 teams after the eighth round of European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar:
1- England 20 points
2- Poland 17 points
3- Albania 15 points
4- Hungary 11 points
5- Andorra 6 points
6- San Marino without points.
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