After, once again, failing to qualify for the World Cup, Italy are facing a pair of low-key friendlies this week instead.
Back in March, the European Champions were dumped out in the play-off semis, beaten in the last minute by North Macedonia in Palermo.
Thus, Gli Azzurri have therefore failed to qualify for back-to-back World Cups for the first time ever, despite winning the European Championships in-between.
The latter means Roberto Mancini remains in charge, looking ahead to a busy 2023, featuring some tough Euro qualifiers and the Nations League Finals in Netherlands.
Albania meantime have only ever featured at one major tournament, this Euro 2016.
Under Italian Edoardo Reja, they failed to win any of their four Nations League B matches this year, so are currently winless in nine.
Will Italy be too strong at Arena Kombëtare?