14 March 2005

Armenian football team is visiting Dubai to play a friendly match against Kuwait

UEFA's website reports that Armenia will play its first international match of 2005 against Kuwait in Dubai on 16 March 2005 and have also agreed to play two friendly matches with Jordan on 30 August in Amman and on 4 October in Yerevan.

For the Kuwait game, Armenia's coach Bernard Casoni is expected to try out his reserves and home-based players, as many of the Armenian internationals who are preparing for the coming season with their clubs. In addition, captain Harutyun Vardanyan and playmaker Artur Petrosyan are both injured.

Armenia will resume its 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign at the end of March when it will meet the team of the tiny State of Andorra in Yerevan and the Netherlands team away in the space of four days.

Currently the Armenian team is in the seventh position (bottom) of the European Group 1, with only one point from five matches.

In the latest FIFA ranking of national teams, Kuwait occupies 56th position and Armenia comes 120 (on a list of 205 countries).

Football Federation of Armenia was founded in 1992.

See http://www.armenia.fifa.com/


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