Artsakh’s national team beat Sapmi 3-2 in the opening match of the CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2019.
Norik Mkrtchyan, Arsen Sarkissian and Dmitry Malyaka scored for Artsakh.
Western Armenia lost to South Ossetia 2-1.
Artsakh hosts the CONIFA cup from June 1 to 9. The matches will be played in four cities - Stepanakert, Askeran, Martuni and Martakert.
This year’s tournament features 12 teams, including that of Western Armenia.
CONIFA, the Confederation of Independent Football Associations, is the football federation for all associations outside FIFA.
It’s a global acting non-profit organization that supports representatives of international football teams from nations, de-facto nations, regions, minority peoples and sports isolated territories.