IRELAND–Armenia lost 2-0 to Norway on Monday at the UEFA Under-19 European Championships underway in Northern Ireland.
It is the first time Armenia is participating in the Semi-Finals of these championships–and will play England on Wednesday.
Team coach Samvel Petrosian said that his team participation in the final of the European Football Championship is a great honor and a new experience.
"It is a great football challenge for the small nation we are," he said.
Group A matches resulted in a 4-2 win for Serbia & Montenegro over Germany–while Northern Ireland lost 0-1 to Greece. In Group B–France and England drew 1-1. Armenia is playing in Group B.