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UEFA EURO: Armenia - Finland Match press kits

UEFA EURO - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

ArmeniaArmeniaVazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht - YerevanTuesday 26 March 2019
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Group J - Matchday -11#ARMFIN
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA EURO 2008
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/11/2006QR (GS)Finland - Armenia1-0
HelsinkiNurmela 8
07/10/2006QR (GS)Armenia - Finland0-0Yerevan
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/10/2004QR (GS)Finland - Armenia3-1
TampereKuqi 8, 87, A. Eremenko 28; Shahgeldyan 32
08/09/2004QR (GS)Armenia - Finland0-2
YerevanForssell 24, A. Eremenko 67
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Armenia10101001----201101
Finland11001010----211010
FIFA*
Armenia10011001----200215
Finland11001100----220051
Friendlies
Armenia------------------
Finland------------------
Total
Armenia20112002----401316
Finland22002110----431061

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:38CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Armenia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Grigor Meliksetyan18/08/198632Gandzasar - 0000
-Henri Avagyan16/01/199623Alashkert - 0000
-Aram Airapetyan22/11/198632Banants - 1000
Defenders
-Artak Edigaryan18/03/199029Alashkert - 0000
-Gagik Daghbashyan19/10/199028Alashkert - 1000
-Hovhannes Hambartsumyan04/10/199028Paralimni - 0000
-Varazdat Haroyan24/08/199226Ural - 1000
-Hayk Ishkhanyan24/06/198929Lori - 0000
-Artyom Khachaturov18/06/199226Lori - 0000
-Armen Manucharyan03/02/199524Pyunik - 0000
-Andre Calisir13/06/199028Göteborg - 1000
Midfielders
-Henrikh Mkhitaryan21/01/198930Arsenal - 1100
-Gevorg Ghazaryan05/04/198830Chaves - 1000
-Karlen Mkrtchyan25/11/198830Pyunik - 1000
-Artak Grigoryan19/10/198731Alashkert - 1000
-Kamo Hovhannisyan05/10/199226Zhetysu - 1000
-Tigran Barseghyan22/09/199325Kaysar - 0000
-Aras Özbiliz09/03/199029Willem II - 1000
-Edgar Babayan28/10/199523Hobro - 1000
-Petros Avetisyan07/01/199623Ararat-Armenia - 0000
Forwards
-Sargis Adamyan23/05/199325Jahn - 1000
-Aleksandre Karapetyan23/12/198731Progrès - 1000
-Norberto Briasco29/02/199623Club Atlético Huracán - 1000
Coach
-Armen Gyulbudaghyants19/12/196652 - 1000
Finland - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Anssi Jaakkola13/03/198732Reading - 0000
-Lukas Hradecky24/11/198929Leverkusen - 1000
-Jesse Joronen21/03/199326København - 0000
Defenders
-Mikko Sumusalo12/03/199029HJK - 0000
-Juha Pirinen22/10/199127Tromsø - 1000
-Paulus Arajuuri15/06/198830Brøndby - 1000
-Thomas Lam18/12/199325Zwolle - 0000
-Sauli Väisänen05/06/199424Crotone - 1000
-Leo Väisänen23/07/199721Den Bosch - 0000
-Albin Granlund01/09/198929Örebro - 1000
Midfielders
-Kasper Hämäläinen08/08/198632Legia - 1000
-Tim Sparv20/02/198732Midtjylland - 1000
-Joona Toivio10/03/198831Häcken - 1000
-Joni Kauko12/07/199028Esbjerg - 0000
-Rasmus Schüller18/06/199127Minnesota United - 0000
-Petteri Forsell16/10/199028Miedz - 0000
-Robin Lod17/04/199325Sporting Gijón - 1000
-Glen Kamara28/10/199523Rangers - 1000
-Fredrik Jensen09/09/199721Augsburg - 0000
-Robert Taylor21/10/199424Tromsø - 0000
Forwards
-Teemu Pukki29/03/199028Norwich - 1000
-Pyry Soiri22/09/199424Admira - 1000
-Rasmus Karjalainen04/04/199622KuPS - 1000
Coach
-Markku Kanerva24/05/196454 - 1000

Last updated 26/03/2019 10:15CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Armen Gyulbudaghyants

Date of birth: 19 December 1966
Nationality: Armenian
Playing career: Spartak Hoktemberyan, Lori, Banants, Homenetmen Lebanon
Coaching career: Banants (twice), Armenia Under-19, Armenia U21, Pyunik (twice), Impuls, Alashkert, Gol Gahar (assistant), Padideh (assistant), Armenia

• A powerful and creative midfielder, Gyulbudaghyants spent the early part of his career in the USSR lower leagues before joining Banants in 1992, finishing third in the league and winning the Armenian Cup in the first post-independence season. He scored 17 goals in 61 appearances for the club before retiring aged 29 after suffering a knee injury that also restricted him to a single senior cap for Armenia.

• Switched to coaching and in 2001 returned to Banants, combining his new role with gaining coaching qualifications. In 2007 he went to Moscow to study, becoming the first Armenian coach to acquire a UEFA Pro Licence.

• His most successful spell followed at Pyunik between May 2007 and July 2008, players such as Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Gevorg Ghazaryan and Karlen Mkrtchyan breaking through and going on to become the backbone of the national side.

• Gyulbudaghyants guided Pyunik to the 2007 league title and took Impuls to the Armenian Cup final four years later, his most notable coaching achievements; however, he also has a fine record in improving his sides' results and developing young players.

• Stepped up to take charge of Armenia in October 2018 following the departure of Vardan Minasyan.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2575986.html#armen+gyulbudaghyants

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Markku Kanerva

Date of birth: 24 May 1964
Nationality: Finnish
Playing career: HJK Helsinki (twice), Elfsborg, FinnPa
Coaching career: HJK Helsinki (assistant), Viikingit, Finland Under-21s, Finland (caretaker, twice), Finland (assistant), Finland

• A defender in his playing days, Markku Kanerva started out at home-town club HJK and won five Finnish titles and three Finnish Cups over two spells, returning for four years until his retirement in 1998 after an initial stay from 1983 to 1990.

• Contested five games in the 1998/99 UEFA Champions League with HJK, having rejoined after stints with Swedish side Elfsborg and Finnish outfit FinnPa; Kanerva also picked up 59 caps for his national team, scoring once.

• Began his coaching career as an assistant at HJK before briefly holding the reins at Viikingit in 2003 and entering the Football Association of Finland (SPL-FBF) coaching set-up the following year.

• Took charge of Finland's U21s between 2004 and 2009, earning recognition as Finland's coach of the year in 2008 after booking the side a historic maiden place at the 2009 UEFA European U21 Championship finals.

• Assistant coach of Finland's senior team between 2010 and 2016, Kanerva took over in an interim capacity in both 2011 and 2015 before being handed the role full time as Hans Backe's replacement in December 2016. A home win against Iceland was the highlight of the unsuccessful qualifying campaign for the 2018 FIFA World Cup but better was to follow as Finland won promotion to League B in the first UEFA Nations League.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2431120.html#markku+kanerva

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeNikola Dabanović (MNE)
  • Assistant refereesMilovan Djukić (MNE) , Jovica Tatar (MNE)
  • Fourth officialMilovan Milacic (MNE)
  • UEFA DelegateMichał Listkiewicz (POL)
  • UEFA Referee observerShmuel Shteif (ISR)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Nikola Dabanović18/12/1981056

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
26/03/2009U17ELITEFinlandRomania1-2Tarsus-Mersin
28/03/2009U17ELITEFinlandWales3-0Tarsus-Mersin
01/07/2010UEL1QRJK Narva TransMyllykosken Pallo -470-2Tallinn
05/07/2012UEL1QRCefn Druids AFCMyllykosken Pallo -470-0Wrexham
11/07/2013UEL1QRFC AktobeFC Gandzasar2-1Aktobe
02/07/2015UEL1QRFC LahtiIF Elfsborg2-2Lahti

Last updated 24/03/2019 11:54CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Armenia

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group J - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Italy1100203
    Greece1100203
    Bosnia and Herzegovina1100213
    Armenia1001120
    Finland1001020
    Liechtenstein1001020
    (23/03/2019)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1 Armenia
    1-0 Krunić 33, 2-0 Milošević 80, 2-1 Mkhitaryan 90+3 (P)
    Airapetyan, Haroyan, A. Grigoryan, Mkrtchyan, Calisir, Ghazaryan (81 Özbiliz), K. Hovhannisyan, Daghbashyan, Mkhitaryan, Karapetyan (67 Babayan), Adamyan (67 Briasco)
  • (26/03/2019)
    Armenia-Finland
  • (08/06/2019)
    Armenia-Liechtenstein
  • (11/06/2019)
    Greece-Armenia
  • (05/09/2019)
    Armenia-Italy
  • (08/09/2019)
    Armenia-Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • (12/10/2019)
    Liechtenstein-Armenia
  • (15/10/2019)
    Finland-Armenia
  • (15/11/2019)
    Armenia-Greece
  • (18/11/2019)
    Italy-Armenia

Finland

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group J - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Italy1100203
    Greece1100203
    Bosnia and Herzegovina1100213
    Armenia1001120
    Finland1001020
    Liechtenstein1001020
    (23/03/2019)
    Italy 2-0 Finland
    1-0 Barella 7, 2-0 Kean 74
    Hradecky, Arajuuri, Granlund (90 Soiri), Toivio, Väisänen, Kamara, Lod, Pukki (83 Karjalainen), Sparv, Pirinen, Hämäläinen (70 Lappalainen)
  • (26/03/2019)
    Armenia-Finland
  • (08/06/2019)
    Finland-Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • (11/06/2019)
    Liechtenstein-Finland
  • (05/09/2019)
    Finland-Greece
  • (08/09/2019)
    Finland-Italy
  • (12/10/2019)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Finland
  • (15/10/2019)
    Finland-Armenia
  • (15/11/2019)
    Finland-Liechtenstein
  • (18/11/2019)
    Greece-Finland

Last updated 24/03/2019 11:55CET

Legend

:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.

Competitions

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.