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EURO 2008: Spain offered Armenian and Azeri National Teams to play in its territory
07.06.2007 16:55 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Spain is ready to give its fields for holding a match between Armenian and Azeri National Football Teams in the framework of the European Cup 2008 selection round. Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos made this offer during his visit to Baku and Yerevan this week, sources in the Spanish MFA informed on Wednesday. According to the information of those sources, Armenian and Azeri authorities reacted positively to the initiative of Madrid. In case of their agreement, the final word belongs to UEFA President Michel Platini. The sources say that Miguel Angel Moratinos had a telephone conversation with Michel Platini on Wednesday. The latter welcomed Spain’s initiative, offering to discuss it on the level of football federations of Armenia and Azerbaijan. National Teams of both countries play in the same group “A” of the selection round of the European Cup 2008. Their first meeting is scheduled for September 8 in Azerbaijan, the return match may be held 4 days later in Armenia, “Radio of Russia” reports. The fate of both matches is not clear because of political differences on the Karabakh problem, diplomatic sources in Madrid underscore.
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