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By Vera Martirosyan/ Vera&Football

Marseille defender Gael Andonian said he was happy to receive an invitation to play for the Armenian national squad.

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“It is a great honor for my family and me. In 2012 I did not come because I was too young and had no experience. It did not mean that I was not willing to play for Armenia. My parents were born in France, but my ancestors are from Armenia,” he told Armenian correspondent Vera Martirosyan.

Gael said it is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the country, as he does not speak Armenian and knows little about about the country.

“I have no relatives in Armenia, but I do have Armenian relatives in the United States. It is not clear when I am able to come to Armenia. I have not received a formal invitation yet, as I do not have all documents ready. There is no Armenian passport yet. They keep in touch with me through Albert Aslanyan. If I do not manage to get to this training camp, I will be ready for the next game for sure,” he added.

Armenia's next Euro 2015 qualifying match against Albania will take place on March 29.


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