Armenia new coach announces squad

New Armenian national team coach Armen Gyulbudaghyants revealed the list of summoned players for the crucial Nations League encounter against Macedonia at home and the must win match versus Gibraltar.

photo by ARMSport: the Armenians sing their anthem before the Liechtenstein game in September

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Armenia got defeated 2:0 in Skopje in September and changed the head coach later. Vardan Minasyan was substituted with Armen Gyulbudaghyants who was announced just few days ago. The former manager of Pyunik, Alashkert, Impulse and Banats decided to call up 26 players making 9 changes from the squad that lost at Philip II Arena. Back in the team is the former Vardar wing back Hambardzumyan who did not play in Skopje due to injury. He also brought back experienced striker Yura Movsisyan from the MLS and included talented U21 midfielder Petros Avetisyan who last month scored a brace and assisted in the U21 qualifier in Skopje. Another debutante from that youth game is defender Artur Kartashyan.

Arsen Beglaryan – Liepāja Latvia
Aram Ayrapetyan – Banants Armenia
Anatoly Aivazov – Banants Armenia

Hrayr Mkoyan – Alashkert Armenia
Kamo Hovhannisyan – Zhetysu Kazakhstan
Varazdat Haroyan – Ural Russia
Hovhannes Hambardzumyan – Enosi Neon Cyprus
Taron Voskanyan – Alashkert Armenia
Gagik Daghbashyan – Alashkert Armenia
Artur Kartashyan – Pyunik Armenia
Artyom Khachaturov – Lori Armenia

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Arsenal England
Marcos Pinheiro Pizzelli – Aktobe Kazakhstan
Gevorg Ghazaryan – Chaves Portugal
Karlen Mkrtchyan – Pyunik Armenia
Artak Yedigaryan – Alashkert Armenia
Edgar Malakyan – Zhetysu Kazakhstan
Artak Grigoryan – Alashkert Armenia
Rumyan Hovsepyan – Pyunik Armenia
Gor Malakyan – Ararat Armenia
Ivan Yagan – Eupen Belgium
Petros Avetisyan – Pyunik Armenia

Artur Sarkisov – Yenisey Russia
Yura Movsisyan – Chicago Fire USA
Tigran Barseghyan – Vardar Macedonia
Sargis Adamyan – Jahn Regensburg Germany

The match between Macedonia and Armenia will be played on 16 October in Yerevan with a kick-off at 18.00 CET. Previously Macedonia will host Liechtenstein while Armenia will visit Gibraltar. To view the Macedonian squad click here.

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