Armenia coach Bernard Challandes has stepped down following Sunday's dramatic 2-1 defeat in Albania, a result that left his side bottom of Group I.
"One point in four qualifiers is obviously unsatisfactory regardless of the problems we have had with the squad," said the 63-year-old. "I am not making excuses. We had a challenge to qualify from this group. The challenge has not been met so I quit."
Bernard Challandes, Armenia coach:
We had a very good first half; we scored and we were playing well, but in the second half, Albania were better than us. I told my team at the break that we had to score again to win the match. We are not a team that wins matches 1-0. We had a chance until the 70th minute, when Hovhannes Hambardzumyan got his second yellow card.
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