• Albania fans wait to be searched by police before the Group I Euro 2016 qualifying match between Albania and Serbia in Elbasan, central Albania, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. More than 2,000 officers will police the politically-charged match. A game between the countries _ who remain at odds over the status of now-independent Kosovo _ was interrupted by violence in Belgrade last year after a drone carrying a nationalist Albanian banner hovered over the pitch. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

    Serbian PM skips match against Albania

    ELBASAN, Albania (AP) — Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic declined an invitation to attend Thursday’s qualifier for the European soccer championships in Albania, saying he doesn’t want heated fan rivalry to undermine progress made in relations between the two Balkan countries.

    Updated: 10:44 am