UEFA President Michel Platini paid a one-day visit to Armenia on Thursday. The former prominent soccer player and current functionary said he had decided to stop in Armenia on his way to Bulgaria to meet with Armenian Football Federation President Ruben Hayrapetyan.
Armenian athletes participating in this year’s Summer Olympic Games in London will be wearing the sports clothing from the Russian company, Forward. This was confirmed on Friday evening during the official presentation of the uniforms in Yerevan.
Armenia’s defending champions Ulisses fell to the lowest position in the current soccer Premier League after losing to bottom-of-the-barrel Ararat over the weekend.
In the Sunday match played in Abovyan, Sevada Arzumanyan’s side opened the scoring in the 14th minute, but could not get even a point after their rivals scored twice in the remaining time – one goal per period.
Armenia’s current champion Ulisses and all-time “most titled” side Pyunik got off to a slow start in the current extended league season, having scored no victory in the three rounds of top division championship play yet.
FC Shirak came from a goal down to beat FC Mika in the second leg of the Cup semifinal played in Yerevan on Thursday.
The 2-1 win qualified the Gyumri club for the final despite the 2-2 aggregate score (Shirak had lost 0-1 in the first-leg match at home) due to the “more away goals” rule applied in the knockout tournament.