Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser: Switzerland will try to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without questioning the established formats such as the OSCE Minsk process
by David Stepanyan
"We still have a chance to reach the second place in the Group B. If we win the Italian team, we will have to wait also for the results of other Groups," Armenian national team head coach Vardan Minasyan said in a pre-match press-conference in the press-conference hall of San Paolo stadium, Naples.
To recall, the Armenian national football squad has arrived in Naples where they will face Italy in their final World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, October 15, at 22:45pm Yerevan time.
"Our team has proved that it plays better in away matches rather than at home. I think we are motivated even more than Italians. Participation of Robert Arzumanyan and Aras Ozbiliz in the World Cup qualifier against Italy is so far under question, as they got traumas in the match vs. Bulgaria. We will be able to give a final answer to this question after training," Minasyan said.
Who will take the second place in the Group B? This question is one of the key intrigues of the WC 2014 qualifiers. At once four teams claim that place. The Bulgarian and Danish teams have by 13 points. Armenian and Czech teams have by one point less. So, to hope for the play-offs, Armenia needs to at least beat Italy. International bookmakers taking bets on the Italian team's victory at odds of some 1.33. Last Friday, the Armenian national squad won 2:1 the Bulgarian team in Yerevan.