I was really looking forward to these 2 matches! I may be biased, but I blame Azerbaijan for all of this. According to reports, Armenia was prepared to host the Azeris with proper security guarantees, but this was not reciprocated. They suggested to have both matches played at a neutral venue?!?!?!? So UEFA decides to cancel both matches and penalize Armenia?
BULLSHIT, I say. So much for removing politics from sport.
Oh, and other big news... World Cup qualifying for Europe will have 8 groups of 6 teams, and 1 group of 5!!! That will be one tough group!