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Football Federation of Western Armenia plays first game

Source: Asbarez | Friday, 08 January 2016
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Members of Western Armenia and Olympique de Marseille (Source: Olympique de Marseille) Football Federation of Western Armenia during training. (Source: Football Federation of Western Armenia)

Marseille (Combined Sources) — On Wednesday, January 6, the newly established Football Federation of Western Armenia played its first friendly match against Olympique de Marseille (CFA) where they were short of a comeback and lost 3-2.

Vahagn Militosyan became the first ever scorer for the club as he scored the two goals of the match for Western Armenia.

Football Federation of Western Armenia Logo

Football Federation of Western Armenia Logo

Recently, the Western Armenian squad was seen at its first training session practicing for their upcoming match in France.

The Football Federation of Western Armenia was established in 2015. It became an official member of the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (ConIFA) on June 1, 2015. The Artsakh national soccer team is also part ConIFA.

This football federation aims to unite all football players who make up the Armenia Diaspora with the sport of soccer. Currently, the team consists of players from Yerevan, Istanbul, and from different diasporas around the world who’s families have originated from Western Armenia.

If you wish to find out more about the Football Federation of Western Armenia, visit their website at www.ffowa.com.