Football: Search underway for Lopez replacement
Adamyan has been appointed to the post of temporary
coach of the Armenian national football side after
Oscar Lopez left the team last month.
Adamyan led the Armenian side last year for a
short time, then took over the Under-21 side when
Lopez was named coach of the national team.
The Armenian Football Federation (AFF) is now
looking for a new coach and turned down an offer
by French coach Henri Michael. Michael had agreed
to coach the team, but only for nine months. The
federation said it is seeking a long-term coach.
Meanwhile Armenia is preparing for the qualifying
matches in Group 6 of the EURO 2004, where Armenian
footballers will meet Northern Ireland on March
29 and Spain on April 2.
Both Armenian sides are to play friendly matches
against Israel's national sides on February 11
and 12 in Tel Aviv.
No foreign team has played an official match
in Israel since last March as UEFA prohibited
carrying out matches in Israel for security reasons.