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Shota Arveladze's Farewell Match
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Written by Lasha   
Friday, 06 June 2008 14:17
Georgia 6:9 Shota’s Friends
Shota Arveladze said goodbye to the big football on 3rd of June, 2008. Farewell Match of the best striker of all times of Georgian A National Football Team, turned out to be the most beautiful and brilliant event.


Football supporters have witnessed unforgettable Match between Shota’s Friends, the players of A National Team of Georgia versus Shota’s foreign team mates. There were many goals, beautiful football, big love and sorrow, which is natural for the matches of this kind.


Shota’s Farewell Match took place at Boris Paichadze National Stadium. The last goal was scored by Giorgi Arveladze – Shoti’s son, which is symbolic.


Before the start of the match Nodar Akhalkatsi, President of Georgian Football Federation announced the decision taken by Georgian Football Federation: in honor of Shota Arveladze, from now no one will play in his playing kit, number 11, in A National Team of Georgia.


Shota Arveladze’s Farewell Match. 3rd of June, 2008. Boris Paichadze National Stadium. 35.000 Spectators.

Georgia 6:9 Shota’s Friends

Goals: A.Iashvili (2), Sh.Arveladze (2), R.Arveladze, G.Arveladze; Sh.Arveladze, D.Koevermans (2), M.Laudrup, B.Laudrup, D.Landzaat, K.Perez, T.Babangida, D.Tomassi

Georgia: N.Chkheidze, K.Kaladze, K.Tskhadadze (Cap), M.Shelia, G.Nemsadze, M.Kavelashvili, G.Jamarauli, R.Arveladze, G.Kinkladze, T.Ketsbaia, A.Arveladze

Substitutions: I.Zoidze, Z.Khizanishvili, L.Kobiashvili, O.Khizaneishvili, G.Gakhokidze, L.Tskitishvili, M.Asatiani, A.Iashvili, Z.Beglarishvili, G.Lomaia, G.Inalishvili, G.Chikhradze, K.Gogichaishvili, G.Tkebuchava, G.Gudushauri, R.Aleksidze, G.Anchabadze, Sh.Arveladze

Head Coaches: A.Chivadze, R.Dzodzuashvili, M.Khurtsilava

Shota’s Friends: F.Grim, A.Winter, D.Blind, F.De Boer, A.Numan, R.De Boer, R.Witschge, M.Laudrup, Sh.Arveladze (Cap), A.Kanchelskis, B.Laudrup

Substitutions: Kh.Sinou, D.Landzaat, O.Temizkanoglu, T.Kafkas, S.Schaars, K.Perez, M.Mols, T.Babangida, D.Koevermans, D.Gore, D.Tomassi

Head Coach: Luis VAN GAAL

Referee: Levan Paniashvili