Cana was sent off after 37 minutes of Albania's Euro 2016 opener with Switzerland on Saturday.
Albania waited 70 years to play in a major tournament and then lost their first match in one inside the opening five minutes.
Eight months to the day after Taulant Xhaka anchored Albania’s midfield as they sealed a place at Euro 2016 with a 3-0 win over Armenia – while his brother, the Swiss international Granit, sent supportive messages on social media – the pair face a scenario neither could have seriously expected when cheering one another on in the qualifiers.
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Amir Abrashi pumped his fists and screamed at the equally passionate Albanian support congregated behind Romania’s goal. He had only won a corner but also precious time in the country’s wait for its debut victory at a major tournament. Seconds later it arrived, and Albania’s live-wire midfielder dropped to his knees in tears. History in the making.
By some distance, the best performance at the championship so far – no matter how willingly Turkey appeared to roll over and take a pummelling.
It may have been a wilful attempt to keep expectations at rock bottom but pre-tournament discussion in Albania centred for the most part on the nation’s happiness to have reached their first tournament.