Ruben Hayrapetian, the head of the Football Federation of Armenia (FFA), suspects that a “betrayal” took place during the October match in Yerevan between Armenia and Albania that ended in the visitors’ victory.
Armenia will hold the first beach volleyball contest among school children this year, and the winning team will get a chance to participate in a tournament to be held next year by Students’ Sports Federation of Armenia.
Armenia are looking to capitalize on the good form of its key players in the opening games of the 2014 World Cup qualifying that kicks of later this week.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan playing for FC Shakhtar has been the best striker in the top Ukrainian league in the current championship scoring 11 goals in seven matches so far. The 23-year-old Armenian who sets pace in the middle and in front of the opponent’s goal is often called the best player in the Ukrainian league today.
Armenia-born professional boxer Arthur Abraham (35-3, 27 KO) is back in business after what was arguably his best fight in the super middleweight division against WBO champion Robert Stieglitz (42-2, 23 KOs) late last month.
Armenia will be represented by 25 athletes in the 30th Olympic Games opening tonight in London. The Armenians will go against the world’s best in wrestling, weightlifting, boxing, judo, marksmanship, long jump, swimming, taekwondo, gymnastics and javelin.