YEREVAN. – At capital city Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport, hundreds of Armenian football fans “welcomed” the arriving Bulgarian national team with whistles and shouts.
Before the arrival of the Bulgarians, however, the Armenian supporter sang patriotic songs, and when the Bulgarian players came out, they began shouting profanities.
Several dozens of police officers did not permit the fans to approach the Bulgarian players.
In this way, the supporters of the Armenian national squad responded to the Bulgarian football fans’ aggressive and inhospitable demeanor that was manifested in Sofia one year ago.
To note, Armenia and Bulgaria will face one another in their penultimate 2014 World Cup qualifier group match.
The Brazil 2014 qualifiers’ return-leg match between the two squads will be held Friday in Armenia’s capital city Yerevan.
In the first leg, Bulgaria had hosted Armenia and won by a score of 1-0.
After eight rounds in the World Cup qualifiers Group B, Italy have already booked their spot at Brazil 2014, with 20 points, Bulgaria have 13 points, Denmark have 12 points, Armenia and the Czech Republic have 9 points, apiece, and Malta have 3 points.
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