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My father and grandfather are Armenians – Artyom Khachaturov explains why he wants to play for Armenian team (video)

December 5, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

FC Sheriff Tiraspol defender Artyom Khachaturov’s decision to play in Armenia’s national team continues be a topic for discussion in Moldova.
 
The local TV channels are periodically referring to the issue, with Khachaturov explaining to Moldovan reporters why he has decided to play in Armenia’s team.
 
“The reasons vary. The main reason though is that my father and grandfather are Armenians. They will be very happy if I play in my historic homeland. It is their wish,” he said.
 
Khachaturov is the senior of Moldova’s youth team.
 
“I do not want to stumble at one place. The step forward for me will be to play for Armenian team, that is why I have made such a decision,” he said, speaking to the reporters.
 
Being the senior of Moldova’s youth team and having played ten matches scoring one goal, Sheriff’s defender has not been invited to play for Moldova’s national team.
 
Chief coach of the team Ioan Karas said it is not a first such case, mentioning the case with Igor Lambarschi. “Of course he [Khachaturov] is a promising football player, one of the best in the youth team. In the nearest future he could have been invited to play in the national team,” Karas told the reporters. While Khachaturov claims if the national team of Moldova needed him they would have invited him to play long ago. “So if they have not invited me till now, they do not need me. Now I have decided to play for Armenia,” Khachaturov said, adding that only after his decision everybody started talking about it.
 
President of Moldova’s Football Association Pavel Chebanu, commenting on the news said, “He is ethnic Armenian. Here everything depends on his upbringing. There is nothing we can do. If he is forced to play for Moldova, he will not play at his best.”
 
In FIFA rating Armenia’s team is ahead of Moldovan with 50 points.
 
 

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