The Reds will go into Wednesday’s game in good form, having won the Group A opener against FC Basel 3-0 at Old Trafford as well as every domestic fixture since, with the Premier League triumphs at home to Everton (4-0) and away to Southampton (1-0) sandwiching last week’s Carabao Cup victory over Burton Albion at Old Trafford (4-1).
Another Armenian wrestler, Armen Hakobyan, was competing against Russian Aram Kurakin at the 71kg final. The Russian won by 3:1, and Hakobyan won silver.
The World Cup is held in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Levon Aronian vs. Maxim Lagrave ended in a draw in the semi-final qualifiers for the Chess World Cup in Tbilisi.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has commented on Armenian football superstar Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s skills and qualities.
Rafael Nadal won his third US Open and 16th career grand slam title Sunday, beating No. 28 seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York.
One of the top sponsors of Moscow’s Ararat F.C. is the Russia-based Armenian businessman Samvel Karapetyan, president of Tashir group of companies, local media reported citing the new owner of the football club Aram Gabrelyanov.
Rafael Nadal, the world No. 1 from Spain advanced to the US Open final with a 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 win against No. 24 seed Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina on Friday at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York.
Russia’s Maxim Matlakov will be Aronian’s next opponent in the third round of the ongoing qualifier in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Armenian Greco-Roman wrestler, Olympic silver medalist Mihran Harutyunyan will begin a career in Mixed Martial Arts.
Yuri Djorkaeff’s son Ohan will join Armenia’s youth football team.
Some 64 cars began the race at the historic Spa-Francorchamps circuit but only 35 finished the challenging feat. Demirdjian and his Ferrari AF Corse teammates Nicolas Minassian, Davide Rizzo, and Toni Vilander came in 3rd place, a major achievement in the racing world.
From 2012 to 2014, Aronian was often ranked second in the world; most people in chess expected him to challenge Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, the three-time, and current, world champion. But when Aronian performed badly at the 2014 Candidates Tournament, the event that chooses who will face off against the reigning world champion, it seemed to spark a decline. Last year he performed erratically, falling well below the mark required to face Carlsen for the world title in New York last November. A month after the Candidates Tournament, I met up with Aronian at a hotel in London. He had just competed at the London Chess Classic, drawing six matches and losing two, placing eighth out of ten entrants. It was cold and gray, and Aronian was tired.
Officials from the Spanish Ministry of Finance (GESTHA) have supported the Tax Agency’s claim that Cristiano Ronaldo failed to pay millions in tax between 2011 and 2013.
Captain of Armenia’s national football team and midfielder of Manchester United Henrikh Mkhitaryan dedicated the victory of Manchester United in the Europa League final to all Armenians. “So so so happy with our win tonight! I dedicate this trophy to my family, Manchester & all Armenians!” Mkhitaryan tweeted.
“*That day you told me you would one day win the Cup too…you deserve it my friend!!!!Congratulations Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Bravo Manchester United,” Djorkaeff tweeted, posting a photo of him and the young Mkhitaryan, when the Armenian international had told Djorkaeff we will one day win the Cup.
“I am thankful to my teammates because I’ve scored so many goals due to them. I am happy that I scored a goal in the final. After the Celta match I was dreaming every day about scoring a goal in the final.”
Manchester United claimed their second major trophy of the season and secured Champions League football as they overcame Ajax to win the Europa League final in Stockholm, BBC reports.
Spain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by Barcelona football star Lionel Messi and stood by a Catalan regional court’s 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud, court documents showed, Reuters reports.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan would be forgiven for not wanting to take his work home with him. His first season in the Premier League has, after all, been a demanding one, enough to make anyone cherish any chance at all to switch off.
Armenia’s Sambo team captured 8 medals in the European Championship. Grigor Mkhitaryan won silver, while Harutyun Sargsyan, Kolya Karapetyan and Edgar Mehrabyan won bronze in Combat Sambo.
Collecting the accolade at Thursday’s end-of-season awards ceremony at Old Trafford, Mkhitaryan said: “To be honest, I was impressed as well. I just realised when I went home and watched it again.”
Armenian boxer Aram Avagyan, a professional boxer and athlete of the Armenian national boxing team, will fight on May 27 in Voronezh, Russia. This will be Avagyan’s 3rd professional boxing bout. His opponent is not yet known.
“Mkhitaryan has technique, nature, tactic and there is no footballer better than him in the post-Soviet area. He is the big star of small Armenia,” the film maker noted.
Midfielder of Armenia national football team and “Manchester United” Henrikh Mkhitaryan has commented on entering Europa League final.
“Stockholm here we come! What a great team effort tonight! One more battle to win the Cup!” he said on Facebook.
The 27-year-old is continuing to learn and adapt as he handles the Premier League, adding he is a very different character on the field to the placid one off it. “What have I learned?” he said.
Armenia’s Olympic Wrestling Champion Arthur Alexanyan will compete for the bronze medal in the ongoing European Greco-Roman Wrestling Championship in Novi Sad, Serbia. Alexanyan will fight with Ukraine’s Arthur Omarov.
Athletes of Armenia’s GrecoRoman Wrestling team began performances in the European Championship which is currently underway in Novi Sad, Serbia. Three Armenian Greco-Roman wrestlers are set for the bouts.
The starting lineup of first football match of Europa League semi-final “Celta” – “Manchester United” is known.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is in a position to achieve history for Manchester United when the Reds play in Spain on Thursday night, reports the Manchester United official website.
Mkhitaryan made 140 appearances in Borussia Dortmund, scoring 41 goals and 49 assists. In 2016, Manchester United paid 42 million Euros to sign Mkhitaryan. The Armenian international has made 35 appearances for Manchester United, scoring 10 goals.
He is set to go under the knife with world-renowned surgeon Dr Freddie Fu overseeing the op at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
At 35-years-old the striker is unlikely to return for a major club with the injury keeping him out until 2018.
The Mirror reported the English club intends to extend Ibrahimovich’s contract with another year, with an annual salary of 20 million pounds.
The film refers to the childhood of Mkhitaryan, his father – famous footballer Hamlet Mkhitaryan, the football career development of Mkhitaryan from Yerevan’s “Pyunik” to “Manchester United”. It’s mentioned that Henrikh’s entire family is somehow linked with football.
Former Armenian national football team member and forward at the American “Real Salt Lake” club Yura Movsisyan has urged his friends to watch Armenian Genocide-themed lm “The Promise”.
“I am very happy about that. I like to see songs repossessed and refitted for different purposes. It is pretty good too.”
Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan was named best player of the Manchester United vs. Anderlecht in the Europa League quarter finals, UEFA reported.