Italy vs Albania, 50 thousand Albanian fans and only 10 thousand Italians in Dortmund

 Albania will take to the field at “Signal Iduna Park” at 9:00 PM on Saturday night to play their first match of the Euro 2024 finals against the reigning champions, Italy. The atmosphere is electrifying as both the Albanian national team and its supporters are prepared for this historic challenge.

Italy vs Albania, 50 thousand Albanian fans and only 10 thousand Italians in Dortmund

National Team Preparations

The Red and Black boys have prepared to the maximum for this challenge and have taken their presence in the German European Championship very seriously. Coach Sylvinho has built a strong and disciplined team that aims to represent Albania with honor on the international stage. This is the second time Albania has reached the final stage of a major tournament since Euro 2016.

A Sea of Albanian Fans

According to ESPN, citing sources, UEFA and German authorities are preparing for over 50,000 Albanian fans in Dortmund's 80,000-seat stadium. Despite “Signal Iduna Park” regularly holding over 81,000 spectators for club matches, the stadium will have a reduced capacity of 62,000 fans during Euro 2024. UEFA sources have stated that a large number of neutral section tickets for the opening Group B match have been purchased by Albanian fans. Many Albanians living in Germany have secured tickets for the first game of their country in this major tournament, while the reigning European champions, Italy, are expected to be supported by fewer than 10,000 fans due to the overwhelming number of tickets bought by Albanian supporters.

The Largest Traveling Contingent

This large number of Albanian fans against Italy, according to ESPN, will be the largest traveling contingent of any team other than the host country. This enthusiastic support highlights the immense interest and dedication of Albanian fans towards their national team.

High National Interest

To further emphasize the high level of interest in the European Championship among Albanians, the American media points out that the Parliament has suspended its sessions for 10 days to allow ministers and deputies to attend the Group B matches against Italy, Croatia, and Spain. This unprecedented move underscores the national significance of Albania's participation in Euro 2024.

Albania's journey in Euro 2024 is not just a sports event; it is a moment of national pride and unity. The Red and Black's clash with Italy is eagerly anticipated, and the overwhelming support from the fans will surely be a source of motivation for the players.
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