Azeri, Armenian football teams draw one-one in European qualifier

Arminfo, Yerevan
4 Oct 04

Skopje

The Under-19 Armenian and Azerbaijani football teams have drawn 1:1 in
their final tournament of the 2005 European cup qualifier in
Macedonia. The only goal for Armenia was scored by Edgar Manucharyan,
who scored all four goals of the Armenian junior team in the
tournament.

Let's recall that the Armenian and Azerbaijani teams had never met
with each other since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The
encounter drew tremendous interest among specialists and football
fans.

The Armenian players still have good chances to qualify for the next
stage, while their Azerbaijani counterparts have lost theirs after
being beaten by Macedonia and France.

The 1:1 draw showed that both teams were determined not to lose. But
the draw played into the hands of the Armenian team which, together
with France, had qualified for the next stage of the
tournament. Azerbaijan has only one point and has therefore reached
the end of its qualification campaign.