Xinhua General News Service
October 6, 2004 Wednesday 3:00 AM EST
Armenia squad for World Cup qualifiers against Finland
Armenia’s French coach Bernard Casoni named Wednesday his 22-man
squad for this month’s World Cup Soccer European Zone Group One
qualifiers away to Finland and at home to the Czech Republic.
Midfielder Hamlet Mkhitaryan and striker Armen Shakhgeldyan were
recalled after a lengthy absence, while Albert Sarkisyan was also
included though the midfielder is suspended for the first match
against the Finns in Tampere on October 9 but can return to face the
Czechs in Yerevan four days later.
But Armenia will miss their first choice goalkeeper Roman Berezovsky
due to injury.
Goalkeepers: Edela Bete (Pyunik Yerevan), Armen Ambartsumyan ( Slavia
Defenders: Sarkis Hovsepyan, Alexander Tadevosyan (both Pyunik
Yerevan), Arutyun Vardanyan (Aarau, Switzerland), Karen Dokhoyan (
Krylya Sovietov Samara, Russia), Romik Khachatryan (Olympiakos
Nicosia, Cyprus), Artur Mkrtychyan (Darida, Belarus)
Midfielders: Albert Sarkisyan (Alania Vladikavkaz, Russia), Artur
Petrosyan (FC Zurich, Switzerland), Egishe Melikyan ( Metalurg
Donetsk, Ukraine), Aram Voskanyan (Esil-Bogatyr Petropavlovsk,
Kazakhstan), Rafael Nazaryan (Darida, Belarus), Hamlet Mkhitaryan
(MTZ-RIPO Minsk, Belarus), Karen Aleksanyan ( Pyunik Yerevan), David
Grigoryan (Mika Ashtarak)
Forwards: Arman Karamyan (Rapid Vienna, Austria), Andrei Movsesyan
(FC Moscow, Russia), Ara Akopyan (Stal Alchevsk,Ukraine), Galust
Petrosyan, Edgar Manucharyan (both Pyunik Yerevan), Armen
Shakhgeldyan (Mika Ashtarak).