Greece slipped to a new low on Tuesday, conceding a shock 2-3 loss to Armenia in Group J of the European Championship qualification process.
It was a humiliating defeat as Armenia ranks 106th in the world according to FIFA.
As a result, Greece now trail second-placed Finland by five points, with the team’s hopes of finally qualifying for a major tournament again rapidly diminishing.
First-half goals from Aleksandre Karapetyan and Gevorg Ghazaryan put Armen Gyulbudaghyants’ men in firm control of this Group J clash, and although Zeca pulled a goal back for Greece, Tigran Barseghyan struck a third after 74 minutes to restore the two-goal lead.
There was still time for Kostas Fortounis to pull another goal back with just three minutes left, but the home side could not find a dramatic late equalizer to salvage a point.