YEREVAN — UEFA President Michel Platini has arrived in Armenia for a one-day visit. The prominent footballer said he decided to stop in Armenia on his way to Bulgaria to meet with President of the Football Federation of Armenia Ruben Hayrapetyan.
“If I wasn’t reelected, I might not have been here. I’m very happy to be here today. On the way to Bulgaria, I decided to visit Armenia as well. I hadn’t seen my friend Ruben for a long time. I decided to come and visit him. We don’t have any specific plan since I see the representatives of the Federation very often at UEFA. It happens that I’m on a friendly visit to Armenia,” Platini stated during a briefing at the Football Academy in Avan District
Talking about the development of football in Armenia, the UEFA President particularly stated: “UEFA has an employee who often visits Armenia to help develop football. It’s great that UEFA helps football federations have beautiful fields, like the one we see today in Armenia, but it would be more preferable to see good players in training on these fields,” he said.
Michel Platini also visited the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin during his unofficial visit.