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 News-NEWS.am 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.”