Scores of Soccer Fans Welcome Portuguese at Yerevan Airport

A bus carrying the Portuguese National Team departs from Zvartnots Airport amid heavy security. (Photo: Photolur)
A bus carrying the Portuguese National Team departs from Zvartnots Airport amid heavy security. (Photo: Photolur)

A bus carrying the Portuguese National Team departs from Zvartnots Airport amid heavy security. (Photo: Photolur)

YEREVAN (Arka)—Hundreds of Armenian football fans were at Yerevan’s Zvartnots Airport to welcome Portugal’s national team, who have arrived ahead of Saturday’s Euro 2016 qualifier match against Armenia.

The game will start at 8 p.m. local time (9 a.m. PDT) at Yerevan’s Republican Stadium on June 12.

On Friday, Armenia’s new coach, Sargis Hovsepyan, and his Portuguese counterpart Fernando Santos will hold a pre-match press conference.

Armenia will have to contend without attacking midfielder Yura Movsisyan, who has not yet recovered from an injury.

Portugal sit atop the group with nine points from four matches at the halfway stage, while Armenia and Serbia are at the bottom – having earned just one point each for their efforts thus far. Armenians had Albania and Denmark each have 7 points.

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