Armenian football team is visiting Dubai to play a friendly match against Kuwait

Azad-Hye, Dubai
March 10 2005

UEFA's website reports that Armenia will play its first international
match of 2005 against Kuwait in Dubai on 16 March 2005 and have also
agreed to play two friendly matches with Jordan on 30 August in Amman
and on 4 October in Yerevan.

For the Kuwait game, Armenia's coach Bernard Casoni is expected to
try out his reserves and home-based players, as many of the Armenian
internationals who are preparing for the coming season with their
clubs. In addition, captain Harutyun Vardanyan and playmaker Artur
Petrosyan are both injured.

Armenia will resume its 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign at the
end of March when it will meet the team of the tiny State of Andorra
in Yerevan and the Netherlands team away in the space of four days.

Currently the Armenian team is in the seventh position (bottom)
of the European Group 1, with only one point from five matches.

In the latest FIFA ranking of national teams, Kuwait occupies 56th
position and Armenia comes 120 (on a list of 205 countries).

Football Federation of Armenia was founded in 1992.