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Denmark Denmark vs Armenia Armenia

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Armenia 4

Y Movsisyan (1, 59)
A Ozbiliz (19)
H Mkhitaryan (82)

World Cup qualifying: Denmark thrashed 4-0 by Armenia in shock result

Last Updated: 11/06/13 10:50pm

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Denmark's William Kvist in action

Denmark's William Kvist in action

Armenia equalled the biggest win in the country's history as they claimed a resounding 4-0 victory against Denmark to deal a huge blow to the hosts' hopes of qualifying for the World Cup.

Armenia beat Slovakia 4-0 away from home in a Euro 2012 qualifier and they replicated that scoreline, just days after a home defeat by Malta.

"This is the worst evening in my football life," Denmark coach Morten Olsen said. "It is beyond my understanding that we cannot do better, but it is my fault 100 percent."

Yura Movsisyan scored twice - the first after just 24 seconds - with Aras Ozbiliz and Henrikh Mkhitaryan also on target as Armenia joined Denmark on six points in Group B, and ahead of the Danes on goal difference.

The pair are now four points adrift of second-placed Bulgaria and three behind the Czech Republic.

Vardan Minasyan's side made the ideal start when Mkhitaryan's cross from the right found Movsisyan and the striker slotted the ball into the bottom-right corner within 30 seconds.

Dennis Rommedahl twice shot wide as Denmark searched for an equaliser but Armenia came close to doubling the lead in the 17th minute when Movsisyan's 25-yard effort was tipped round the post by Stephan Andersen.

However, there was nothing Andersen could do two minutes later when Ozbiliz sent a low shot into the net from 20 yards.

Simon Kjaer headed wide from close range and Michael Krohn-Delhi shot past the post but Denmark did not force a save from Roman Berezovsky in the first half.

Kjaer had a header comfortably saved by Berezovsky and Andreas Cornelius sent an overhead kick over the bar as Denmark started the second half on the attack.

It was the visitors, however, who extended their lead in the 59th minute.

Again it was Movsisyan, this time from close range as he slotted home.

Rommedahl finally forced Berezovsky into action with the goalkeeper parrying his shot from the left of the area but Movsisyan was a thorn in the Dane's side, Andersen parrying his effort from the centre of the area.

Anders Christiansen tested Berezovsky but Armenia scored again through Mkhitaryan as he slotted the ball home across the keeper from the centre of the area with eight minutes left to ensure Armenia leapfrog the beleaguered Danes in the standings.

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Tables

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Belgium 10 26
2 Croatia 10 17
3 Serbia 10 14
4 Scotland 10 11
5 Wales 10 10
6 Macedonia 10 7

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Italy 10 22
2 Denmark 10 16
3 Czech Republic 10 15
4 Bulgaria 10 13
5 Armenia 10 13
6 Malta 10 3

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany 10 28
2 Sweden 10 20
3 Austria 10 17
4 Republic of Ireland 10 14
5 Kazakhstan 10 5
6 Faroe Islands 10 1

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Netherlands 10 28
2 Romania 10 19
3 Hungary 10 17
4 Turkey 10 16
5 Estonia 10 7
6 Andorra 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Switzerland 10 24
2 Iceland 10 17
3 Slovenia 10 15
4 Norway 10 12
5 Albania 10 11
6 Cyprus 10 5

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group F

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Russia 10 22
2 Portugal 10 21
3 Israel 10 14
4 Azerbaijan 10 9
5 Northern Ireland 10 7
6 Luxembourg 10 6

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group G

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 25
2 Greece 10 25
3 Slovakia 10 13
4 Lithuania 10 11
5 Latvia 10 8
6 Liechtenstein 10 2

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H

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Pos Team P Pts
1 England 10 22
2 Ukraine 10 21
3 Montenegro 10 15
4 Poland 10 13
5 Moldova 10 11
6 San Marino 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain 8 20
2 France 8 17
3 Finland 8 9
4 Georgia 8 5
5 Belarus 8 4

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