0-1 loss Federation president Ruben Hayrapetyan accused the Greeks of offering
to buy the win for $1 million.|
After a 0-1 defeat
by the Greek National Football Team, Armenia lost even its theoretical chance
for entering EURO 2004th final stage next summer in Portugal.
The only goal
came in minute 36 by Zisis Vryzas.
Post-game events were more exciting when
the Football Federation of Armenia stated that it had been offered $1 million
to lose the match. The Football Federation of Greece rejected the accusation and
sent an official complaint to UEFA.
Special inspectors of UEFA are now investigating
Five days later (Wednesday), the Armenian side, with nothing
to gain or lose toward EURO 2004, played a solid match in defeating Northern Ireland
1-0 at Windsor Park in Belfast.
Artavazd Karamyan scored in the 27th minute.
final match in EURO 2004 qualifying will take place October 11 against Spain at
Republican Stadium in Yerevan. Armenia is currently in fourth position (out of
five) with 7 points in Group Six qualifying.