Tirana, 12 October 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency
Albania and Albanians are in delirium. Their long lasting dream to reach the finals of Euro 2016 in France, has now been fulfilled.
The red and black team of Gianni de Biasi grabbed a three nil victory in Yerevan against Armenia, ranking second in group I after Portugal.
Almost all the protagonists on the field burst out in tears of joy when the referee signaled the end of the match.
Without any doubt, this is the most important event in the 100 year history of the Albanian state.
The Albanian national team has given to every fellow countryman anywhere in the world, the feeling of extraordinary satisfaction and pride.
This is the first time that Albanian football reaches these levels, although the Albanian Football Association was set up 85 years ago.
In Tirana and other cities of the country there were celebrations in spite of the heavy rain.
UEFA was the first one to congratulate the Albanian team and to welcome Albania in the Euro 2016 with a special message. /ibna/