Ivan Balliu Nears Albanian National Team
Albanian Daily News
Published August 7, 2017
The Albanian National Team coach, Christian Panucci continues to closely follow the Red and Black players who may serve to his purposes. The 44-year-old coach has been present last weekend at the Stade Saint-Symphorien stadium in Metz to watch closely the defender Ivan Balliu whose name was rumored last May as a possible addition to the National Team.
The 25-year-old was part of a list drafted by former coach Gianni De Biasi who sought to include him in the group during a friendly match with Luxembourg but there were rumors that the player did not respond to De Biasi's desire.
However, Panucci seems determined to test with Balliu, who was born in Spain and has a Spanish passport and has played with the Spain's U-17 National Team in the past.