Albania - Macedonia to Be Played in Strumica
Albanian Daily News
Published July 31, 2017
UEFA officially announced on Monday that Struga's stadium 'Mlladost' will welcome the Macedonia - Albania match, part of the qualifying rounds for World Cup 2018. The European Football highest authority rejected the request submitted by the Albanian Football Federation (AFF) to choose Skopje's stadium for this match. AFF complained about this choice due to the fact that Strumica's stadium does not meet even the minimal criteria for a match of such level.
On the other side the Macedonia's National Team will play for the first time a qualifying match away from Skopje. The Macedonia's Football Federation (MFF) argued that the decision to change the stadium aimed to promote the football spirit even in other cities.