Albania fans' group told to stay away from WCup qualifier

October 8, 2017 7:54 PM

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TIRANA, Albania – Albanian police have told a group of home fans to stay away from the World Cup soccer qualifier against Italy on Monday.

A statement Sunday said the Illyria Elite group was banned from the stadium in northern Albania after "problems" at Albania's game in Italy in March. Italy won that game 2-0 which saw flares thrown on the field by a group calling itself Illyrian Elite.

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