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By Vera Martirosyan/Vera&Football

YEREVAN. – World famous Bulgarian player Hristo Stoichkov was happy to receive an invitation to a match devoted to Khoren Hovhannisyan a month ago.

“He is a great player who created the history of Armenian football and made contribution to the world football. I see many people willing to participate in this match here. I remember my farewell match, I was very excited. I think tomorrow's match will be also exciting,” he told reporters in Yerevan.

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A friendly match devoted to the 60th birth anniversary of Khoren Hovhannisyan, the legendary player of FC Ararat Yerevan (Armenia) and the ex-USSR national squad, will be played between the ex-USSR and world stars’ teams in Yerevan on March 28.

Speaking about Armenia, Stoichkov said it is a small country with rich history. “I do not the names of Armenian players, but the best is Henrikh Mkhitaryan,” he said.

Asked by Armenian correspondent to name the world's best player, he asked “And who would you name?” Getting the answer that the best is Messi, the Bulgarian football star said: “Ok, then Messi.”



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