- Independent Journalism From Today's Armenia
February 27, 2004

Football: Karamyan double helps Armenia avoid last place

Armenia ended its participation at the Cyprus Eight International Tournament with a win over rivals Georgia.

It recorded a 2-0 victory at the Makarion Athletic Center in Nicosia on February 21. The Karamyan brothers scored one each to secure seventh place for Armenia in the eight-team tournament.

Arman Karamyan scored three minutes before the break and his brother Artavard scored the second goal in the seventh minute of the second half.

Artavazd had also scored twice in the 3-3 draw with Kazakhstan , which Armenia lost 2-3 on penalties. The team's first match against Hungary ended in a 0-2 defeat.

Romania won the tournament, defeating Hungary 3-0 in the final. Armenia took part in the competition with hosts Cyprus , Euro 2004 qualifiers Latvia and Belarus , Romania , Georgia, Kazakhstan and Hungary .


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Thursday, the body of Lieutenant Gurgen Margaryan killed by Azeri officer in Budapest last week was brought to Armenia in a closed coffin. Margaryan will be burried Saturday at Yerablur, cemetery of Karabakh war veterans.


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