Monday, 2 June 2008

Armenia vs Turkey - it really happened


Great news from Armenian blogger artmika who reports on the first ever (footballing) clash between Turkey and Armenia, in the European Under-19 Championships. That the match was played without significant incident - a single yellow card and Armenian fans whistling the throughout the Turkish national anthem hardly counts as trouble - is great news. Perhaps football diplomacy will help two countries with no official relations.

Next stop World Cup 2010 qualifying, where the two nations will play each other at senior level - I don't necessarily fancy being in the Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadı for that one though.

4 comments:

Kanishk Tharoor said...

A match that would have brought tears to the eyes of the most famous Armenian of them all, Mlah (also known as Mjej).

dan hancox said...

fantastic! bring on russia vs chechnya.. or not.

roid rage said...

and who could possibly forget:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=NVK_mJrLbmY&feature=related

roid rage said...

Um, that "re" bit on the end should be "related"