Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 22 /Trend/
The match with Karabakh FC should have been held in Karabakh, not in Baku, the President of German Eintracht (Frankfurt) football club, Peter Fischer said on Thursday in an interview to the official website of the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA).
Peter Fischer said that he was very sorry about this.
"This game should be their home game. That is, the match should have been held not in Baku, but in Karabakh. But, Karabakh is under Armenian occupation. I should note that this is the result of Armenia's occupation policy that does not allow our rivals to receive us in their field. Of course, this is an undesirable situation," Fischer said.
Eintracht's President also noted that, the development of Azerbaijani football has been observed in late five or six years.
Touching upon today's match, Fischer said that Eintracht must be careful.
Today, Azerbaijani football club Karabakh (Aghdam) will meet with the German football club Eintracht (Frankfurt). The match will be held in Tofig Bahramov stadium and start at 21:00.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.