(uefa.com)–Armenia coach Henk Wisman has named a 21-man’squad for the September FIFA World Cup qualifiers against the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. Captain Harutyun Vardanyan returns after a year on the sidelines with a knee injury–while FC Banants’s Samvel Melkonyan and FC Pyunik’s Armen Tigranyan hope to make their debuts.
Goalkeepers: Roman Berezovski (FC Dinamo Moskva)–Gevorg Kasparov (FC Pyunik).
Defenders: Valery Aleksanyan (FC Pyunik)–Sargis Hovsepyan (FC Pyunik)–Robert Arzumanyan (FC Pyunik)–Alexander Tadevosyan (FC Pyunik)–Harutyun Vardanyan (FC Aarau)–Karen Dokhoyan (FC Krylya Sovetov Samara)–Yegishe Melikyan (FC Metalurh Donetsk).
Midfielders: Agvan Mkrtchyan (FC Pyunik)–Romik Khachatryan (OFI Crete FC)–David Grigoryan (FC Yesil Bogatyr Petropavlovsk)–Karen Aleksanyan (CSF Zimbru Chisinau)–Hamlet Mkhitaryan (FC MTZ-RIPO Minsk)–Armen Tigranyan (FC Pyunik)–Samvel Melkonyan (FC Banants).
Forwards: Edgar Manucharyan (AFC Ajax)–Ara Hakobyan (FC Stal Alchevsk)–Aram Hakobyan (FC Banants)–Aram Voskanyan (FC Yesil Bogatyr Petropavlovsk),Galust Petrosyan (CSF Zimbru Chisinau).