After intensified tensions and clashes in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone last summer, which led to the largest number of casualties in a single escalation since the 1994 ceasefire, the Armenian-Azerbaijani standoff has continued at the diplomatic level.
Armenia lost to Denmark 1-2 in an opening Euro-2016 Group I qualifier in Copenhagen on Sunday.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the opener for Armenia in 50th minute, but Pierre Hojbjerg equalized for the home side in 65th minute before Thomas Kahlenberg brought victory to Denmark 10 minutes from time.
Armenia’s head coach Bernard Challandes is disappointed by the result rather than performance of his team that suffered a 0-2 defeat against Latvia in a friendly match in Riga on Wednesday.
The Swiss tactician spoke at a press conference following the game, saying that “soccer is a plain game and if you score no goals, you lose.”
President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach will pay a visit to Armenia in October, Secretary General of the Olympic Committee of Armenia Hrachya Rostomyan announced at a press conference held on September 2, reports Armenpress.