Armenian squad for Skopje visit

New Armenian national team coach Joaquín Caparrós comes to face Macedonia without their biggest star Henrikh Mkhitaryan, with 8 debutantes and two former Vardar players.

photo by FFA: the Armenians train prior their arrival in Skopje

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From this year Armenia is lead by Spanish coach Joaquín de Jesús Caparrós Camino who has big experience in Spain where he lead Athletic, Mallorca, Levante, Granada, Osasuna and others.

Among the 23 players there are 8 debutantes, two of which are not even Armeninas but since they played at least 5 years in the Armenian league they got a FIFA approval to represent Armenia. Those are Nigerian midfielder Udo and Colombian defensive midfield Wbeymar.

In the team are the two former Vardar players, right back Hambardzumyan and attacker Barseghyan.

Arsen Beglaryan – Urartu Armenia
Anatoliy Ayvazov – Urartu Armenia
David Yurchenko – Shahter Kazakhstan

Varazdat Haroyan – Ural Russia
Hovhannes Hambardzumyan – Anorthosis Cyprus
Taron Voskanyan – Alashkert Armenia
Hayk Ishkhanyan – GandzasarArmenia
André Calisir – Göteborg Sweden
Arman Hovhannisyan – Tobol Kazakhstan
Serob Grigoryan – Pyunik Armenia

Kamo Hovhannisyan – Qaırat Kazakhstan
Artak Grigoryan – Alashkert Armenia
Edgar Babayan – Hobro Denmark
Khoren Bayramyan – Rostov Russia
Vahan Bichakhchyan – Žilina Slovakia
Artur Grigoryan – Pyunik Armenia
Arshak Koryan – Khimki Russia
Solomon Udo – Shirak Armenia
Wbeymar Angulo Mosquera – Gandzasar Armenia

Tigran Barseghyan – Astana Kazakhstan
Aleksandre Karapetian – Tambov Russia
Gegham Kadymyan – Neman Belarus
Norberto Alejandro Briasco Balekian – Huracán

Macedonia hosts Armenia on Saturday at the National Arena Toshe Proeski in Skopje with a kick-off at 15.00 CET.

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