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Euro 2016: Ripped shirts, burst ball and history for Albania

France and Switzerland advance to last 16 from Group A while Albania have to wait for other results.

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It's going to be a long three days for Albania as the small Balkan country waits to find out if it's to qualify for the knockout stages of the European Championship. Albania kept its hopes of qualifying for the round of 16 alive with a 1-0 victory over Romania on Sunday, a result that eliminated its opponent. (Source: AP)

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Armando Sadiku scored the only goal with a far post header over goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu, who had left his line. It was also Albania's first ever goal in an international tournament. (Source: Reuters)

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Though teams often swap shirts with their opponents after a game, Switzerland's players were forced to change their own ones several times in an eventful 0-0 draw with France at the European Championship on Sunday. (Source: Reuters)

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There were not only ripped shirts but burst ball. As France pushed for a goal in the second half, forward Antoine Griezmann was dribbling when Switzerland midfielder Valon Behrami stepped in to tackle. The two converged on the ball and it burst, with Behrami picking showing it to Slovenian referee Damir Skomina. (Source: AP)

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Switzerland didn't need to win its last Group A match against France at the European Championship to have a reason to celebrate. After holding the host nation to a 0-0 draw on Sunday, the Swiss secured their country's first appearance in the knockout stages of the tournament. (Source: Reuters)

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Dmitrov Payet, coming on late for France tried his luck but could not score. France had the better possession but failed to score, hitting thrice on the bar. (Source: AP)

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