Sports: Armenian football team advances 9 spots in FIFA rankings

Panorama, Armenia
Sport 19:42 14/06/2019 Armenia

FIFA announced on Thursday the new ranking for national teams as of June 2019, with the Armenian national team moved up by 9 positions to hold the 97th now.

According to the new ranking, the list is still topped by Belgium, followed by France and Brazil.

Among Armenia’s competitors in the Euro 2020 Group J Italy holds the highest 14th position, Bosnia and Herzegovina is the 39th, Greece – 52nd, Finland – 56th, and Lichtenstein is the 186th.

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS