[Web Wrap]: ‘State-of-the-Art’ Armenian Soccer Academy Opens in Yerevan.

September 4, 2010

Good news for Armenian soccer lovers!

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)—Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian inaugurated a state-of-the art Soccer Academy in the Armenian capital on Wednesday as he awarded French Soccer legend Michel Platini with a Medal of Honor for his continued support for Armenia’s Football Federation, Armenian Public Radio reported.

A longtime supporter of Armenia’s Football federation, Platini serves as the manager of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). According to Armenian officials, the UEFA has provided about two-thirds of the $12 million spent on the new academy’s construction. According to ArmRadio, $4.6 million was provided by the Armenian Football Federation (AFF).

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Credit: Armenpress

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