Armenia had three cycles where they nearly sneaked into a major international tournament, and are now on the bottom of the barrel during 2018 Group E qualifying for the World Cup in Russia. A coaching change has brought in Artur Petrosyan with hopes to get them into having slim hopes of sneaking up to the second slot, however unlikely.
Petrosyan released his debut list of invited players, with some key names (Yura Movsisyan for one) still being considered to be on exile. Gael Andonian is suspended from the match. Here's a quick breakdown:
Defenders: Levon Hayrapetyan has scored once in 36 caps, plays for Paykan in Iran. Hrayr Mkoyan has scored once in 40 caps, plays for Esteghlal Tehran in Iran. Varazdat Haroyan is yet to score in 23 caps, plays for Padideh in Iran. Taron Voskanyan has yet to score in 16 caps, plays for Karmiotissa in Cyprus.
Midfielders: Henrikh Mkhitaryan has scored 19 times in 60 caps, plays for Manchester United in England. Marcos Pizzelli has scored nine times in 53 caps, plays for Al-Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates. Aras Ozbiliz has scored four times in 28 caps, plays for Besiktas in Turkey. Gevorg Ghazaryan has scored nine times in 51 caps, plays for Maritimo in Portugal. Gor Malakyan is yet to score in six caps, plays for Stal Kamianske in Ukraine. David Manoyan is yet to score in 24 caps, plays for Karmiotissa in Cyrpus
Forwards: Gegham Kadymyan has scored twice in five caps, plays for Karpaty Lviv in Ukraine. Artur Sarkisov has scored five times in 35 caps, plays for Mordovia Saransk in Russia. Ruslan Koryan is yet to score in five caps, plays for SKA-Khabarovsk in Russia.