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Finns hold firm in Yerevan

Published: Wednesday 8 September 2004, 18.12CET
Armenia 0-1 Finland A Kuqi Njazi goal gave Finland a precious victory in the Armenian capital.

Match statistics

ArmeniaFinland

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 1: CZE-NED-ROU-FIN-MKD-ARM

PPts
Romania Romania26
Finland Finland23
FYROM FYROM23
Netherlands Netherlands11
Czech Republic Czech Republic11
Armenia Armenia20
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:29 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
Published: Wednesday 8 September 2004, 18.12CET

Finns hold firm in Yerevan

Armenia 0-1 Finland A Kuqi Njazi goal gave Finland a precious victory in the Armenian capital.

A solitary Kuqi Njazi goal gave Finland a precious victory in their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier against Armenia in Yerevan on Wednesday.

Near miss
Njazi headed in Heikki Aho's 52nd-minute cross but although his team enjoyed the lion's share of possession, they failed to add to their tally. Tigran Davtyan almost grabbed a share of the spoils for the home side but narrowly failed to direct his close-range header on target.

Finns third
The win lifted Finland into third place in Group 1, three points behind leaders Romania, who defeated the Finns 1-0 in the opening game last month. Armenia, who are yet to score in this campaign, remain bottom of the table.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.37CET

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Lineups

Armenia

Armenia

Finland

Finland

1
GasparyanEdgar Gasparyan (GK)
1
LiskolaVille Liskola (GK)
2
YayloyanKaren Yayloyan
2
AhoHeikki Aho
Substitution70
3
KirakosyanBarsegh Kirakosyan
3
HauhiaMikko Hauhia
4
MelikyanEduard Melikyan
Substitution55
4
HalstiMarkus Halsti
5
GrigoryanMkhitar Grigoryan
5
NymanAri Nyman
6
TigranyanArmen Tigranyan
Yellow Card50
6
LampiVeli Lampi
7
Ararat ArakelyanArarat Arakelyan (C)
7
ArkivuoKari Arkivuo
8
T. DavtyanTigran Davtyan
8
ScheweleffHenri Scheweleff
Substitution82
9
PetrosyanAleksandr Petrosyan
Substitution72
9
SjölundDaniel Sjölund
Substitution63
10
A. HovhannisyanArmen Hovhannisyan
Substitution57
10
KujalaJussi Kujala (C)
11
PetrosyanArtur Petrosyan
11
KuqiNjazi Kuqi
Goal52

Substitutes

12
Armen KhachatryanArmen Khachatryan (GK)
12
MäenpääNiki Mäenpää (GK)
13
MelkonyanSamvel Melkonyan
Substitution57
13
VellamoJanne Vellamo
Substitution70
14
V. MinasyanVahagn Minasyan
14
KoskelaToni Koskela
15
SimonyanMikheil Simonyan
15
OravainenPetri Oravainen
16
ArzumanyanRobert Arzumanyan
16
PaatelainenMarkus Paatelainen
Substitution63
17
Arm. MinasyanArman Minasyan
Substitution72
17
TarvajärviNiklas Tarvajärvi
18
S. SargsyanSuren Sargsyan
Substitution55
18
IsteriJaakko Isteri
Substitution82

Coach

Vardan Minasyan (ARM) Markku Tapio Kanerva (FIN)

Referee

Janos Megyebiro (HUN)

Assistant referees

Tibor Vámos (HUN), Zsolt Attila Szpisjak (HUN)

Fourth official

Attila Abraham (HUN)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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