Armenia becomes European basketball champion of small countries for the first time.

The national basketball team of Armenia became the winner of the 2016 FIBA European Championship For Small Countries on Sunday in Moldova.

In the final, Armenia defeated Andorra by a score of 79-71, and becoming the champion for the first time.
In addition, Armenian national team player Andre Spight Mkrtchyan was recognized the MVP of this competition, according to the press service of the Basketball Federation of Armenia.

The newly formed Armenia national basketball team, returned to Armenia on Monday night.

A large number of journalists, fans, and the Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Gabriel Ghazaryan welcomed the squad at Zvartnots International Airport in capital city Yerevan, according to the Basketball Federation of Armenia.

And since they had made it to the final of the 2016 FIBA European Championship For Small Countries, Team Armenia also have been eligible to compete in the EuroBasket group stage.

The video above shows how the Iceland football team fans greeted their team, who came home defeated, but honored them as they gave heir best for their country. Below you will watch how the Armenian Basketball Champions were greeted, and in our opinion we have to work on how we support our sportsmen.