18:07  +04,  January 23, 2013

Norair Mamedov–Aslanyan says he took surname of his wife

By Vera Martirosyan

YEREVAN.- Midfielder of FC Emmen Norair Mamedov says playing for Armenian national is his dream.

“I received an invitation from the Armenian national team. To play for Armenian national team is my dream,” he said talking to NEWS.am Sport.

Mamedov, who plays in the first Dutch division, has changed his surname to perform in Armenian team. Norair has chosen the surname Aslanyan.

“Yes, I have received the invitation. All problems related to the documents have already been solved. On February 3 I will leave for France, where I will join the football team of Armenia. I chose name Aslanyan because it is the surname of my wife. She is an Armenian living in Europe. We met here.

To play for Armenian national team is my dream. It is difficult to speak about my expectations for now, because it will be my first game. I think everything will go well,” Norair Aslanyan said in an interview.

On February 5, Vardan Minasyan’s team will play a friendly match against Luxembourg team in French Valance. The 27-year-old striker of FC Ufa Michael Marcos has also been invited to this match as well.





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