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    Youri Djorkaeff to head the Fifa Foundation

    Former French international Youri Djorkaeff has been appointed head of the Fifa Foundation, which runs social programs around the world and helps rebuild sports infrastructure, France24 reports. Djorkaeff, 51, who ended his career in 2006, was appointed general director of the foundation based in Zurich, Fifa headquarters.  “Working with my foundation has been the most rewarding experience of my life.…

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    Armenian national team starts preparing for Euro-2016 qualifier against Serbia

    The Armenian national team starts preparing for the match against Serbia. Armenia will face Serbia on October 11 in a Euro-2016 qualification match and will play a friendly against France on October 14. Head coach of the team Bernard Challandes has called up 25 players to take part in the training campaign. Goalkeepers Roman Berezovsky Dinamo (Moscow, Russia) Gevorg Kasparov…

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    Armenia to face Latvia in a friendly on September 3

    The Armenian national team will play a friendly match against Latvia on September 3, according to an agreement reached between the Football Federations of the two countries, press service of the Armenian Football Federation reports. The exact time and venue, as well as ticket sales information will be provided later. This will be the last test match for the Armenian…

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    Armenia 41st in FIFA World Ranking

    Armenia has dropped to the 41st position (from 38th last month) in the FIFA World Ranking released today. World Champion Germany lead the table for the first time in around 20 years, followed by Argentina and the Netherlands. The latter’s third-place finish at the World Cup has propelled them 12 positions up the table and back into the top ten. All of the teams…

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    Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United top Forbes rich list

    Spanish football clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona are champions at making money after they were named as the world’s two richest sports franchises. For the second successive year, Forbes business magazine tagged European champions Real Madrid as the number one sports team with a value of USD 3.44 billion, according to the Financial Express. Barcelona are second in the chart…

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    Yura Movsisyan exempt from military service

    Forward of the Armenian National Team and Spartak Moscow Yura Movsisyan will be exempt from military service. The decision was  made at the government sitting today to ensure his participation in the matches of the Euro 2014 qualification round. The Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs attaches importance to his participation in the matches, considering his professionalism and leading role…

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