ArmInfo.13 young Armenian football players will be given a one-year deferment from service in the country's armed forces. The decision was made at a meeting of the RA government.
According to the Acting Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Gabriel Ghazaryan, from July 14 to July 26 of this year Armenia will host the final stage of the UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. In addition to the Armenian national team, the national teams of Spain, Germany, Denmark, France, England, Italy and Ireland will also take part in the competition. In order to successfully prepare for the tournament, 13 young players of the Armenian national team were given a deferment from service in the Armed Forces.
In turn, RA Defense Minister David Tonoyan announced the formation of a sports company and sports club with an indicative name - Army Sport Club. Thus, as the head of the defense department noted, athletes will be able to start serving in this company in a year.
President of the Football Federation of the Republic of Armenia, head of the National Security Service Arthur Vanetsyan said that the upcoming championship matches will be held in Yerevan, since the stadiums of other cities are unsuitable for holding such competitions. He also noted that the European Championship final will be held at the Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium.