Zürich defender Berat Djimsiti has received his first Albania call-up for Gianni de Biasi's side's Group I qualifiers against Denmark and Portugal. "We have some questions at the back. Mërgim Mavraj is injured and Arlind Ajeti does not have a team yet, so I felt our central defence needed some help," said De Biasi, explaining his decision to select Swiss-born Djimsiti.
Goalkeepers: Orges Shehi (Skënderbeu), Etrit Berisha (Lazio), Alban Hoxha (Partizani).
Defenders: Ansi Agolli (Qarabag), Naser Aliji (Vaduz), Arlind Ajeti (Unattached), Lorik Cana (Lazio), Berat Djimsiti (Zürich), Arbnor Fejzullahu (Partizani), Elseid Hysaj (Napoli), Amir Rrahmani (RNK Split).
Midfielders: Migjen Basha (Luzern), Ergys Kaçe (PAOK), Andi Lila (PAS Giannina), Burim Kukeli (Zürich), Emir Lenjani (Nantes), Herolind Shala (Slovan Liberec), Ervin Bulku (Tirana), Odise Roshi (Rijeka), Taulant Xhaka (Basel).
Forwards: Bekim Balaj (Rijeka), Sokol Çikalleshi (RNK Split), Armando Sadiku (FC Zürich), Hamdi Salihi (Unattached), Shkëlzen Gashi (Basel).
FC Vaduz defender Naser Aliji has received his first Albania call-up for the friendly meeting with France on Saturday, with coach Gianni De Biasi - who has now been granted Albanian citizenship - electing to bring in seven players from the domestic league to replace some squad regulars. "I have followed these players in our domestic league and they deserve a chance," he said.
Goalkeepers: Orges Shehi (KS Skënderbeu), Etrit Berisha (SS Lazio), Alban Hoxha (FK Partizani).
Defenders: Naser Aliji (FC Vaduz), Arlind Ajeti (FC Basel 1893), Lorik Cana (SS Lazio), Renato Arapi (KS Skënderbeu), Arbnor Fejzullahu (FK Partizani), Elseid Hysaj (Empoli FC), Amir Rrahmani (FK Partizani).
Midfielders: Migjen Basha (Torino FC), Ergys Kaçe (PAOK FC), Andi Lila (Parma FC), Sabien Lilaj (KS Skënderbeu), Ledian Memushaj (Pescara Calcio), Herolind Shala (AC Sparta Praha), Afrim Taku (SK Tirana), Odise Roshi (FSV Frankfurt).
Forwards: Bekim Balaj (HNK Rijeka), Sokol Çikalleshi (RNK Split), Ermir Lenjani (Stade Rennais FC), Armando Sadiku (FC Zürich), Valdet Rama (TSV 1860 München).
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