Armenia
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Qualification history
Armenia gave a promising account of themselves during the qualifiers for France 1998, finishing fourth in their group, but they have been unable to match that performance since. Twice they have propped up their section, while coming in second-bottom in their other campaign.

The current crop
The team seems to fare better in continental jousts than on the FIFA World Cup™ trail, having earned notable results against Portugal and Poland ahead of UEFA EURO 2008 before troubling the likes of Slovakia and Russia in EURO 2012 qualifying.

The key players
Henrik Mkhitaryan may still be young but the midfielder has already demonstrated impressive strength of character, proving his worth both in the Ukrainian top flight and in the international arena. Experience reigns at the back, meanwhile, not least in the form of ever dependable goalkeeper Roman Berezovsky.

Coach: Vardan Minasyan
Best performance in a FIFA competition: None
Former stars: Arthur Petrosyan, Vardan Minasyan, Harutyun Vardanyan