AZERBAIJAN WRESTLERS WON'T BE PARTICIPATING IN YEREVAN WORLD CUP

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11:34 ~U 01.02.10

Azerbaijan has officially declined from participating in the World Cup
in Greco-Roman Wrestling to take place in Yerevan from February 13-14.

Azerbaijan's Wrestling Federation sent a letter to the International
Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) officially withdrawing
from participation.

According to first vice president of the Azerbaijan Wrestling
Federation, Namik Aliyev, the rejection is not politically motivated
and is connected with sporting reasons: the participation in the world
cup in Armenia and the female world cup in China did not go with the
federation's plans in preparing for the April championship of Europe
to be held in Baku, reports News.az.

There will be other teams coming to Yerevan instead of Azerbaijan:
teams from Denmark, Uzbekistan and Sweden will be participating in
the tournament.