- Independent Journalism From Today's Armenia
 December 19 , 2003 

Sports: National team gets tough draw for World Cup qualifying

A draw completed in Frankfurt, Germany has put Armenia in Group A of qualifying competition for World Cup 2006.

Group A is considered the toughest to survive of eight groups. Qualifying begins next September and will find the Armenians going up against two teams - Netherlands (4) and Czech Republic (6) - ranked in FIFA's latest Top 10 in the world. Other members of Group A include Romania (27), Finland (40) and Macedonia (92). The only team with a lower rank than Armenia (113) is Andorra, at 147.

Armenia has recently finished its participation at the qualifying stage for EURO 2004, where competing in Group 6 with four other European countries Armenia took fourth place winning, two games (both victories were over Northern Ireland) of eight possible and playing one draw.

Armenia will enter a second round of qualifying, where it will face six teams competing for at least a second-place finish.

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