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#41 Yervant1


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 08:58 AM

Nothing new, this is FIFA!

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Sept 23 2017
Fans rage as Mkhitaryan’s scorpion goal not nominated for FIFA award

Manchester United fans have been left fuming as Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s scorpion kick goal against Sunderland failed to make the FIFA Puskas Award nominations list despite Olivier Giroud’s similar strike for Arsenal against Crystal Palace made it on, Metro reports.

The award was established at the behest of then-president of FIFA Sepp Blatter in order to award the player, male or female, judged to have scored the most aesthetically significant, or "most beautiful", goal of the year.

The Armenia international showed remarkable skill and improvisation to acrobatically find the back of the net in a 3-1 win over the Black Cats on Boxing Day last year, after the nominations for 2016 had already come in.

Mohd Faiz Subri won last year’s edition of the prize, and was presented with the trophy at the awards ceremony in January.

While Mkhitaryan’s goal came a little late for it to earn a nomination last year, it is not clear why it has failed to make it among this year’s contenders, which judge strikes from the last twelve months of football around the world.

Neymar’s goal for Barcelona in a 3-0 win over Villarreal was one of the nominees for the 2016 prize, despite coming in November 2015, so it may be that FIFA have judged Mkhitaryan’s not to fit their official criteria.




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Posted Yesterday, 04:57 PM

Public Radio of Armenia
Nov 16 2017
Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s documentary premieres tonight

MUTV‘s new feature documentary ‘Micki: An Armenian Hero’ premieres on Thursday night, providing a detailed analysis of Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s story, according to Manchester United’s official webpage. 

“I could never imagine that, playing at Manchester United, I would have our flag on the top [of Old Trafford],” says Mkhitaryan, surveying his surroundings as he sits in the Sir Bobby Charlton stand. “I think every Armenian child would like to be here.”

Filmed in Yerevan and Manchester over recent months, the documentary exposes the depth of Henrikh’s influence on his homeland, while also shedding light on his compelling background.

“He is the hero of this country, of this society,” explains Armenian journalist Ara Tadevosyan. “Everyone is proud of him. Even people who don’t normally watch football every day, even they started to watch the Premier League and follow Manchester United. He is a very important man for this country, not as a footballer but as a guy who symbolizes the Armenian dream.”


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