Cana, Rapids' Gashi lead Albania roster for Euro 2016

Albania coach Giovanni de Biasi sprang no surprises in the Euro 2016 squad that will make its country's first appearance at a major tournament.

The spotlight is likely to fall on Albania's defense, which features the experience of Nantes' Lorik Cana, whose previous clubs include Paris Saint-Germain, Marseille and Lazio, and youngster Elseid Hysaj of Napoli.

Shkelzen Gashi of the Colorado Rapids was one of only four forwards picked for the squad, which will face host nation France, Switzerland and Romania in Group A.

Here is Albania's roster in full:

GOALKEEPERS: Etrit Berisha (Lazio), Alban Hoxha (Partizani), Orges Shehi (Skenderbeu)

DEFENDERS: Lorik Cana (Nantes), Arlind Ajeti (Frosinone), Mergim Mavraj (Koln), Elseid Hysaj (Napoli), Ansi Agolli (Qarabag), Frederic Veseli (Lugano), Naser Aliji (Basel)

MIDFIELDERS: Ledjan Memushaj (Pescara), Ergys Kace (PAOK), Andi Lila (Giannina), Migjen Basha (Como), Odise Roshi (Rijeka), Burim Kukeli (Zurich), Ermir Lenjani (Nantes),Taulant Xhaka (Basel), Armir Abrashi (Freiburg)

FORWARDS: Bekim Balaj (Rijeka), Sokol Cikalleshi (Medipol Baksasehir), Armando Sadiku (Vaduz), Shkelzen Gashi (Colorado Rapids)

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