Armenian Punik refused from the match with Azerbaijnai Neftchi within the semi-final of the Commonwealth Cup in Moscow.
Armenians decided not to tempt fate and left the playing off after determination of the name of their rival, Trend reports.
President of the Russian Football Union Vitaliy Mutko proposed to Shakhtyor, lost to Punik at the quarter-final, to play at the semi-final, but the latter politely refused.
Certainly, we would participate at semi-final of the Commonwealth Cup, but on sports principles. Only the strongest must play at the final, the sports Director of Shakhtyor Victor Prokopenko stressed.