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Armenia team profile

Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.03CET
Armenia have competed as an independent nation since 1992 but have yet to qualify for the final tournament of a FIFA World Cup or UEFA European Championship.

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Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.03CET

Armenia team profile

Armenia have competed as an independent nation since 1992 but have yet to qualify for the final tournament of a FIFA World Cup or UEFA European Championship.

Best result: have never qualified
Coach: vacant
Leading scorer: all-time – Henrikh Mkhitaryan (12); current – Henrikh Mkhitaryan (12)
Most appearances: all-time – Sargis Hovsepyan (132); current – Roman Berezovski (83)
Association formed: 1992
Nickname: none
Where they play: Yerevan Republican Stadium after Vazgen Sargsyan, Yerevan

Armenia have competed as an independent nation since 1992 but have yet to qualify for the final tournament of a FIFA World Cup or UEFA European Championship. They are certainly an improving force, however, the appointment of former midfielder Vardan Minasyan as coach in April 2009 having raised their performance level to such an extent that they came within one game of reaching the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying play-offs and also recovered from a slow start to register 13 points in the 2014 World Cup campaign. A number of the country's leading players, foremost among them Henrikh Mkhitaryan, have made their mark abroad at club level.

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P50 W12 D10 L28 F46 A71
Final tournament: P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0
Qualifying: P50 W12 D10 L28 F46 A71

Though Armenia finished bottom of their EURO '96 qualifying group, their debut campaign was notable for the team's first competitive victory, 2-1 away to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The former Soviet republic ended the next three campaigns one off the foot of their section, but things improved markedly on the road to UEFA EURO 2012.

Minasyan put his faith in youth and, after a slow start, momentum was soon gathered. A 3-1 defeat of Slovakia and goalless draw at home to Russia, either side of a 4-0 triumph over Andorra, revived hopes. Three successive wins set up a decider against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin, where they had goalkeeper Roman Berezovski dismissed and ultimately lost 2-1 to finish third.

Memorable EURO matches
06/09/11: Slovakia 0-4 Armenia, UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying
Mkhitaryan scored one and set up two as a young Armenia side underlined their potential.

22/08/07: Armenia 1-1 Portugal, UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying
Armenia took the group favourites by surprise and held on to claim a memorable point.

07/09/02: Armenia 2-2 Ukraine, UEFA EURO 2004 qualifying
Albert Sarkisyan's 90th-minute penalty completed a sterling comeback in front of a sell-out crowd.

Did you know?
Armenia completed the double over Slovakia, a team that competed at the 2010 World Cup, in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying.

* Last updated on 07/01/2014

Last updated: 17/02/14 17.05CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 17/11/2014 10:12 CET
Malta0-1Armenia
Referee: Rene Eisner (AUT) – Stadium: Ta' Qali National Stadium, Ta' Qali (MLT)
04/18/2013 14:22:15
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
Bulgaria1-0Armenia
Referee: Stephan Studer (SUI) – Stadium: Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia (BUL)
04/18/2013 13:49:18
Armenia1-3Italy
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (CRO) – Stadium: Hrazdan Central Stadium, Yerevan (ARM)
10/27/2014 14:59:05
Armenia0-3Czech Republic
Referee: Cristian Balaj (ROU) – Stadium: Yerevan Republican Stadium after Vazgen Sargsyan, Yerevan (ARM)
10/27/2014 14:59:05
Armenia0-1Malta
Referee: Arnold Hunter (NIR) – Stadium: Yerevan Republican Stadium after Vazgen Sargsyan, Yerevan (ARM)
10/27/2014 14:59:07
Denmark0-4Armenia
Referee: Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS) – Stadium: Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
07/25/2013 10:53:59
Czech Republic1-2Armenia
Referee: Antony Gautier (FRA) – Stadium: Stadion Eden, Prague (CZE)
09/11/2013 07:04:51
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
Armenia0-1Denmark
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED) – Stadium: Hrazdan Central Stadium, Yerevan (ARM)
10/27/2014 14:59:07
Armenia2-1Bulgaria
Referee: Felix Brych (GER) – Stadium: Yerevan Republican Stadium after Vazgen Sargsyan, Yerevan (ARM)
10/27/2014 14:59:07
Italy2-2Armenia
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG) – Stadium: Stadio San Paolo, Naples (ITA)
12/16/2013 12:36:23
3 September 2014 - Friendlies 2014-16 (Group A)
Latvia2-0Armenia
Referee: not available
11/03/2014 14:24:52
7 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Denmark2-1Armenia
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (ROU) – Stadium: FC København Stadium, Copenhagen (DEN)
10/13/2014 19:03:52
11 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Armenia1-1Serbia
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR) – Stadium: Yerevan Republican Stadium after Vazgen Sargsyan, Yerevan (ARM)
10/27/2014 14:59:06
14 October 2014 - Friendlies 2014-16
Armenia0-3France
Referee: István Kovács (ROU) – Stadium: Yerevan Republican Stadium after Vazgen Sargsyan, Yerevan (ARM)
10/27/2014 14:59:06
14 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Portugal1-0Armenia
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE) – Stadium: Estádio Algarve, Faro-Loule (POR)
11/17/2014 09:19:59
AlbaniaArmenia
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:34:56
ArmeniaPortugal
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:35:35
4 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
SerbiaArmenia
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:36:19
7 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
ArmeniaDenmark
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:36:59
8 October 2015 - Friendlies 2014-16
FranceArmenia
Referee: TBD
10/17/2014 19:01:53
11 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
ArmeniaAlbania
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:37:36

General info

  • Founded : 1992
  • Currently playing : Friendly matches 2014/2016, European Championship 2014/2016

Team record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    06/09/2011, Slovakia 0-4 Armenia, Zilina
    12/10/2010, Armenia 4-0 Andorra, Yerevan
  • Biggest defeat:
    11/10/2003, Armenia 0-4 Spain, Yerevan
  • Appearances in UEFA European Football Championship: 6
  • Player with most appearances: 47
    Sargis Hovsepyan (ARM)
  • Top scorers: 7
    Henrikh Mkhitaryan (ARM)
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