Thursday, 7 June 2007

At last... Now we can celebrate Armenia's football victories!

Let's hope we evidenced Armenia's football revival

2 victories in 4 days!

2 June: Kazakhstan 1 Armenia 2

6 June: Armenia 1 Poland 0

Man of the match:
Hamlet Mkhitaryan

(picture via AOL Sport)

Armenia's coach Ian Porterfield celebrates his team's win against Poland [Group A leaders] in a Euro 2008 Group A qualifying match in Yerevan, Armenia, 6 June 2007 (AP picture, via Yahoo Sport).

"It is a great day for Armenian football," said the 61-year-old former Aberdeen and Chelsea manager Ian Porterfield, recovering after his battle with bowel cancer.
"The whole team played well but I want to say special thanks to goalscorer Hamlet Mkhitaryan and goalkeeper Gevorg Kasparov. They deserve special praise."

Hamlet Mkhitaryan, centre, plays the ball during Euro 2008 qualifying match between Armenia and Poland in Yerevan (AP, via Yahoo Sport).

Hamlet Mkhitaryan fired a free kick into the top corner beyond Poland's goalkeeper Artur Boruc in the 66th minute to give the home team their second win in seven games.

Aleksander Tadevosyan, left, Artur Voskanyan, background, and Poland's Wojciech Lobodzinski, right, vie for the ball (AP, via Yahoo Sport).

Aghvan Mkrtchyan, right, and Poland's Wojciech Lobodzinski, left, play the ball (AP, via Yahoo Sport).

Videos from the match (via Armsoccer™ and Armenian H1 TV Channel)

a) brief version - goal and moment of victory

b) intro - beginning of the game and 1st half highlights

c) victory - 2nd half highlights

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