Armenia National team played the first match at the head of newly appointed head coach Vardan Minasyan. On March 3 out team played a friendly match against Belarus National team. The match took place at Ataturk Stadium in Antalya and ended 3:1 to Belarus.
“The match was very important to me. I had a chance to watch the guys acting and choose the squad I am going to work with in future”, Vardan Minasyan said after the match.
As for the match, both teams had chances to score during the equal struggle but the opponent was more precise completing the attacks and scoring. After restoring the match balance our team couldn’t take an opportunity of the mess in Belarus team though we had several chances to score.

Belarus vs. Armenia 3:1
March 3, 2010, Ataturk Stadium, Antalya

Goals – Sosnovsky, 58 (1:0), Pachajyan, 59 (1:1), A. Gleb, 73 (2:1), Rodionov, 84 (3:1).

BELARUS – Sergey Veremko, Timofey Kalachyov, Yan Tigorev, Igor Shutov, Aleksander Yuryevich, Dmiri Lentsevich, Sergey Kislyak, Sergey Kornilenko (Vitali Rodionov, 56), Sergey Sosnovsky, Alexander Gleb, Sergey Krivets.

ARMENIA – Roman Berezovsky, Hrayr Mkoyan, Alexander Tadevosyan, Sargis Hovsepyan, Aghan Mkrtchyan, Karlen Mkrtchyan (Artur Edigaryan, 46), Ararat Arakelyan (Artak Aleksanyan, 46), Levon Pachajyan, Artavazd Karamyan (Samvel Melkonyan, 46), Marcos Pizzelli (Artur Voskanyan, 71), Edgar Manucharyan.

Yellow cards – Kalachyov (36), Melkonyan (62), Kislyak (71), Kovel (90).

Referee – Adrius Juta (Lithuania).


Armenian Development Bank Hummel