WALES have played down security fears ahead of their crunch Euro 2024 qualifier in Armenia.
The Football Association of Wales had been in contact with the UK Foreign Office over recent weeks following conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.Wales lost the reverse Group D qualifier to Armenia 4-2 at home in June[/caption]
The territory, which had been controlled by Armenians for three decades, was seized by Azerbaijan in September.
Wales face the hosts on Saturday in the capital city of Yerevan, which is 171 miles from Nagorno-Karabakh.
But Dragons boss Robert Page calmed any worries over safety when his squad make the trip to Eastern Europe later this week for the vital Group D clash.
Page confirmed the FAW contact with government officials and added: “There has been nothing that has been brought to our attention that we have to be concerned about.
“It’s all good and we’re raring to go.”
Page’s Wales squad met up in Cardiff at their Vale of Glamorgan base yesterday full of confidence following the superb 2-1 home victory over Croatia last month.
Two wins for the Dragons against Armenia and then already-qualified Turkey in the Welsh capital on November 21 would book a spot for the finals in Germany next summer.
It would also represent a third successive Euros place for Wales.