Armenian squad announced

Armenian national team coach Vardan Minasyan announced the squad list for the upcoming Nations League visit to Skopje where Armenia will match Macedonia in what is supposed to be a clash for the table top.

photo by FFA: a recent photo of the Armenian national team

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Unlike the Macedonian coach who called up only 18 players Minasyan summoned 23 of which three goalkeepers. On the list is Tigran Barseghyan, the attacker of Vardar who should be Armenia’s secret weapon. Only Alik Arakelyan is debutant, while there are few foreign players of Armenian origin like Jordy Joao, André Calisir and Ivan Yagan who debuted earlier this year.

Armenia this year played four friendlies, two of them before the World Cup unlike Macedonia who opted to be inactive that period. However, Armenia’s record in those four friendlies is disappointing as they played three draws (0:0 vs. Estonia and Moldova, 1:1 vs. Malta) and a 1:0 defeat by Lithuania with only one goal scored.

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

Hrayr Mkoyan – Alashkert Armenia
Varazdat Haroyan – Ural Russia
Taron Voskanyan – Alashkert Armenia
Jordy Joao Monroy Ararat – Boyacá Chicó Colombia
André Jack Calisir – Göteborg Sweden
Armen Manucharyan – Pyunik Armenia

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Arsenal England
Marcos Pinheiro Pizzelli – Aktobe Kazakhstan
Gevorg Ghazaryan – Chaves Portugal
Karlen Mkrtchyan – Pyunik Armenia
Aras Özbiliz – Willem II Netherlands
Artak Yedigaryan – Alashkert Armenia
Edgar Malakyan – Zhetysu Kazakhstan
Rumyan Hovsepyan – Pyunik Armenia
Gor Malakyan – Ararat Armenia
Erik Vardanyan – Pyunik Armenia
Alik Arakelyan – Pyunik Armenia

Artur Sarkisov – Yenisey Russia
Tigran Barseghyan – Vardar Macedonia
Ivan Yagan – Eupen Belgium

The match between Macedonia and Armenia will be played on 9 September in Skopje with a kick-off at 18.00 CET. Previously Macedonia will visit Gibraltar while Armenia will host Liechtenstein. To view the Macedonian squad click here.

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