As the sides meet in in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group I, Portugal are unbeaten in four previous meetings with Armenia.
• Portugal and Armenia have met four times before, with Portugal boasting the record W2 D2 L0 (W2 D0 L0 at home, W0 D2 L0 away).
• The sides first came together in 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifying. Long-serving Armenia goalkeeper Roman Berezovsky made his international debut as the the sides drew 0-0 in Yerevan on 31 August 1996, but Artur Jorge's Portugal won the return fixture 3-1, Domingos Paciência (22), Luís Figo (30) and Pedro Barbosa (53) on target for the home side in Setubal, Éric Assadourian (46) scoring Armenia's goal.
• More recently, the teams were paired in UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying. Cristiano Ronaldo (37) cancelled out Robert Arazumyan's 11th-minute opener as Ian Porterfield's Armenia held Luiz Felipe Scolari's Portugal 1-1 in Yerevan on 22 August 2007. Hugo Almeida scored the only goal (42) as Portugal – under Flávio Teixeira, who was covering for the suspended Scolari – beat Vardan Minasyan's Armenia 1-0 in the return fixture in Leiria on 17 November 2007.
• Only two UEFA club competition matches have been played between Armenian and Portuguese sides, CD Santa Clara beating FC Shirak 2-0 at home and then drawing 3-3 in Armenia in the 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup first round.
• In the 20 UEFA matches between Portuguese and Armenian sides – including club games, youth games, women's matches and futsal – 16 have ended in Portuguese victories with three draws. Armenia's sole success against Portuguese opponents came on 16 October 1996, Ara Hakobyan (63) scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win for Armenia in a UEFA European Under-16 Championship qualifying round match in Budapest, Hungary.
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