Armenia is off to the races in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 10 thanks to a 1-0 victory against Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan found themselves second in the section going into the game, having won 1-0 in Belarus in their opening fixture. However, they have now been leapfrogged by their opponents in Astana, who prevailed courtesy of Gagik Poghosyan's early goal.
Poghosyan's decisive intervention came in the fourth minute, heading in from
Aghvan Papikyan's corner. It proved sufficient for Rafayel Nazaryan's side,
who negotiated the remainder of the game without undue alarm.
"I am really pleased that we won the game against Kazakhstan," said the
Armenia coach. "They are a well-balanced team throughout. In the first half we
played more aggressively but then we decided to change our tactics. In the
second half we played more defensively because we started to feel the
We even hear the Armenian Team has a famous celebrity fan by the name
of Kim Kardashian. The reality star of "Keeping up with the Kardashians" went to
Twitter back in June to boast about Armenia's victory over Football powerhouse
Denmark. Is it possible the Armenian players are getting an extra boost of moral
from Kim K's 18 million Twitter followers?