On the 12th of October, in the directional match between Albania and Poland in Tirana Karol Swiderski in the 77th minute to the 1-0 for the guests met – the goal was frenetically celebrated, he meant Poland in the table of the World Cup qualification group I pass to Albania, in second place would rode behind England and thus significantly increase their own opportunities to a successful World Cup qualifier.
On the other hand, the disappointment about the threatening defeat and the frustration of course was very big, which ultimately unloaded in unsightly scenes. After the hits of the guests, the game had to be interrupted by the French referee Clement Turpin for about 20 minutes, because fans of the home team had thrown objects in the square.
A ghost game for Albania
It remained at the 1: 0 victory of Poland. That the incidents would have an aftermath was logical – and now the World Association announced the penalties that not only relate to the occurrences around the gate. Because of disruptions when playing the hymns, the ignition of pyrotechnics, blocked paths and inadequate order within the stadium as well as throwing objects and the failure, law and order in the stadium, the Albanian Association became a fine of 150,000 Swiss francs – And, which is likely to weigh much heavier, to a home game excluding the viewers.
Poland and Hungary also punished
Unshed but the Poles did not come from it. The red-whites whose fans had also thrown objects in the square, were sentenced to a fine of 50,000 Swiss francs and a away game without their own fans.
A penalty also received Hungary. The Magyars must pay 75,000 Swiss francs because of the use of pyrotechnics as well as undue behavior of their own fans at guest performance in England and also deny a away game without their own fans. The Hungary had been evident because of racist occurrences in the first leg, among other things, a ghost game.
Pole position for Poland in the race for second place
Two gaming days ago England conducts group I clearly with 20 points, followed behind Poland (17), Albania (15) and Hungary, which has eleven points only theoretical opportunities in second place. Albania is a guest on the 12th of November in England and has three days later a home game against Andorra in front of him. Poland, in turn, travels only to Andorra (12.11.) And can then secure two place in the group at home against Hungary.