March 27, 2017 - 11:15 AMT
Kazakh football team unable to leave Armenia due to aircraft malfunction

The plane carrying Kazakhstan's national football team had to make an emergency landing at Yerevan's Zvartnots airport, Sputnik Kazakhstan reports.

"The captain made a decision to return to the airport shortly after takeoff," the teams' spokesman Yerbol Kairov tweeted.

"The plane had to return to Yerevan because of a landing gear failure. The team will board another aircraft for Kazakhstan."

Armenia beat Kazakhstan 2-0 on Sunday, March 26 in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier. The team thus registered their second win in Group E with second-half goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aras Ozbiliz.