Spanish coach Joaquín Caparrós, who is in charge at Armenia, called up 27 players for the final two World Cup qualifying matches.
photo by FFA: the Armenians sing the anthem at Iceland last month
Like Blagoja Milevski, Caparrós faces several problems with his squad. Veteran central defender Hrayr Mkoyan is out with an injury, while suspended through sports court winger Gevorg Ghazaryan is not available, but he missed the September clash as well, back then due to an injury.
Yellow card suspension against Macedonia will serve central defenders Haroyan and Voskanyan, attacking midfielder Spetsyan and forward Adamyan.
Newcomers in the squad are left back Margaryan and winger Grigoryan, both from the domestic league.
Unlike the Macedonian squad, the Armenian features 14 domestic based players.
David Yurchenko – Alashkert
Stanislav Buchnev – Pyunik
Arsen Beglaryan – Urartu
Hovhannes Hambardzumyan – Anorthosis
Kamo Hovhannisyan – Kairat
Varazdat Haroyan – Cádiz
Arman Hovhannisyan – Pyunik
André Calisir – Silkeborg
Jordy João Monroy Ararat – Noah
Davit Terteryan – Ararat-Armenia
Zhirayr Margaryan – Ararat
Taron Voskanyan – Alashkert
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Roma
Solomon Udo – Atyrau
Eduard Spertsyan – Krasnodar
Vahan Bichakhchyan – Žilina
Tigran Barseghyan – Astana
Khoren Bayramyan – Rostov
Artak Grigoryan – Alashkert
Wbeymar Angulo – Ararat-Armenia
Artyom Avanesyan – Ararat-Armenia
Erik Vardanyan – Pyunik
Narek Grigoryan – Urartu
David Davidyan – Khimki
Sargis Adamyan – 1899 Hoffenheim
Lucas Zelarayán – Columbus Crew
Ishkhan Geloyan – Baltika
Norberto Briasco – Boca Juniors
Aleksandr Karapetyan – Noah
Armenia and Macedonia face on Thursday at 18.00 CET in the capital city of Yerevan where three days later Armenia will host group leaders Germany.