Azer Tag, Azerbaijan State Info Agency
Aug 2 2004

AFFA EXPRESSES RESOLUTE PROTEST AGAINST FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP IN
SO-CALLED `NAGORNY KARABAKH REPUBLIC'
[August 02, 2004, 22:43:03]

Azerbaijan Association of Football Federations /AFFA/ has issued a
statement expressing resolute protest against football championship
started in the so-called `Nagorny Karabakh Republic'. AzerTAj
accepted the statement that says:

`Internet websites of Armenian and Russian media informed of the
football championship commenced on August 1 in the territory of
Nagorny Karabakh Republic'. Nine local teams and one team from
Armenia will be participating at the illegal championship.

As FIFA and UEFA full member, AFFA expresses resolute protest against
the notorious `Nagorny Karabakh Republic football championship' and
participation of the team from Armenian town Horadis. Nagorny
Karabakh is occupied Azerbaijani territory. Football clubs of this
region may only compete in the championship of Azerbaijan.

AFFA believes that FIFA and UEFA will prevent this championship
initiated by the Armenian separatists.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress