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Youngster Poghosyan gets Armenia call

Published: Wednesday 29 September 2010, 15.08CET
A first call-up by Armenia is reward for 18-year-old midfield player Valter Poghosyan's eye-catching performances with FC Banants and the junior national teams.
by Evgeni Polyakov
Youngster Poghosyan gets Armenia call
Valter Poghosyan has caught the eye in the blue of Banants ©Avetis Ghazanchyan
 
Published: Wednesday 29 September 2010, 15.08CET

Youngster Poghosyan gets Armenia call

A first call-up by Armenia is reward for 18-year-old midfield player Valter Poghosyan's eye-catching performances with FC Banants and the junior national teams.

Teenage midfielder Valter Poghosyan has been called up by Armenia for the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers against Slovakia and Andorra.

Coach Vardan Minasyan has rewarded Poghosyan for his fine displays with the Armenia Under-19 and U21 sides, as well as the promising season he is enjoying with FC Banants. The 18-year-old will hope to make his international bow in Yerevan against Slovakia on 8 October, or in the same city against Andorra four days later.

However, Armenia, who have one point from their first two Group B matches, go into the games without two FC Mika defenders: Aghvan Mkrtchyan is injured while Hrayr Mkoyan remains short of fitness after a lengthy suspension.

Armenia squad 
Goalkepeers:
Roman Berezovsky (FC Khimki), Gevorg Kasparov (FC Mika), Stepan Ghazaryan (FC Banants).

Defenders: Sargis Hovsepyan (FC Pyunik), Robert Arzumanyan (Randers FC), Artak Edigaryan (FC Pyunik), Hrayr Mkoyan (FC Mika), Ararat Arakelyan (FC Banants), Artur Yuspashyan (FC Pyunik), Hovhannes Hambardzumyan (FC Banants).

Midfielders: Karlen Mkrtchyan (FC Pyunik), Davit Manoyan (FC Pyunik) Levon Pachajyan (Sanat Naft FC), Artur Edigaryan (PAS Hamedan FC), Edgar Malakyan (FC Pyunik), Artak Dashyan (FC Metalurh Donetsk), Valter Poghosyan (FC Banants).

Forwards: Yura Movsisyan (Randers FC), Edgar Manucharyan (FC Pyunik), Gevorg Ghazaryan (FC Pyunik), Henrik Mkhitaryan (FC Shakhtar Donetsk), Hovhannes Goharyan (FC Pyunik), Markos Pizzelli (FC Pyunik).

Last updated: 29/09/10 18.16CET

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