TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Conference League tournament was designed to give smaller teams a chance to play continental soccer deeper into the European season. It worked for much of the inaugural competition, but the bigger teams took over by the semifinals. The first final will be between Dutch club Feyenoord and Italian team Roma in the Albanian capital of Tirana. The match will be played at the 20,000-capacity National Stadium, a relatively small venue for such big clubs. “We didn’t expect su
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Ireland face Armenia, Ukraine and Scotland as they launch their campaign