Movsisyan all but kills off Danish hopes

[WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFYING: Europe] Yura Movsisyan, who was once considered a possibility to join the U.S. national team, scored two goals to lead Armenia to a 4-0 win over Denmark in Copenhagen and all but eliminate the Danes from contention for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Movsisyan, who plays for Spartak Moscow, capitalized on a mistake by defender Simon Kjaer to score after only 27 seconds.

The Danes are tied for fourth with Armenia in Group B with just one win in six games, four points behind second-place Bulgaria and eight behind group leader Italy.

Group A
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
19 Belgium 6-1-0 13/2
16 Croatia 5-1-1 10/4
7 Serbia 2-1-4 9/9
6 Wales 2-0-4 6/14
5 Scotland 1-2-4 4/9
4 Macedonia 1-1-4 3/7

Group B
Tuesday:
Denmark 0 Armenia 4.
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14 Italy 4-2-0 12/4
10 Bulgaria 2-4-0 11/4
9 Czech Republic 2-3-1 6/4
6 Armenia 2-0-4 6/8
6 Denmark 1-3-2 6/9
3 Malta 1-0-5 2/14

Group C
Tuesday:
Sweden 2 Faeroe Islands 0
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
16 Germany 5-1-0 22/7
11 Austria 3-2-1 15/5
11 Ireland 3-2-1 12/10
11 Sweden 3-2-1 11/7
1 Kazakhstan 0-1-5 2/15
0 Faeroe Islands 0-0-6 2/20

Group D
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
18 Netherlands 6-0-0 20/2
11 Hungary 3-2-1 13/8
10 Romania 3-1-2 10/10
7 Turkey 2-1-3 7/7
6 Estonia 2-0-4 3/9
0 Andorra 0-0-6 0/17

Group E
Saturday:
Switzerland 1 Cyprus 0
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
14 Switzerland 3-2-0 7/1
10 Albania 3-1-2 7/6
9 Iceland 3-0-3 8/9
8 Norway 2-2-2 7/7
6 Slovenia 2-0-4 8/10
4 Cyprus 1-1-3 4/8

Group F
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
13 Portugal 4-2-1 12/6
12 Russia 4-0-1 8/1
11 Israel 3-2-1 15/8
4 Azerbaijan 0-4-3 3/9
3 Northern Ireland 0-3-3 2/7
3 Luxembourg 0-3-3 3/13

Group G
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
16 Bosnia 5-1-0 23/3
13 Greece 4-1-1 7/4
9 Slovakia 2-3-1 7/5
5 Lithuania 1-2-3 4/8
4 Latvia 1-1-4 6/14
2 Liechtenstein 0-2-4 3/16

Group H
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
14 Montenegro 4-2-1 14/7
12 England 3-3-0 21/3
11 Ukraine 3-2-1 10/4
9 Poland 2-3-1 12/7
5 Moldova 1-2-4 4/11
0 San Marino 0-0-6 0/29

Group I
Tuesday:
Belarus 1 Finland 1
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11 Spain 3-2-0 8/2
10 France 3-1-1 8/4
6 Finland 1-3-1 4/6
4 Georgia 1-1-3 3/7
4 Belarus 1-1-3 4/10

3 comments about "Movsisyan all but kills off Danish hopes".
  1. John Sciore, June 12, 2013 at 7:44 a.m.

    A research project for someone and the makings of an interesting article. How many players with dual national eligibility have chosen not to play for the US National team? Of those players, how many of those could have made the US Team?

    Thanks

  2. Barb Janosz, June 12, 2013 at 1:54 p.m.

    Where's Egypt?

  3. Matt D, June 12, 2013 at 3:42 p.m.

    Africa

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