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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old August 16th, 2007, 14:56 Thread Starter
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Estonia v Andorra 22.08 EURO Qualifier

Viggo Jensen has called up this selection for his first match in charge:

GK's
Artur KOTENKO (20.08.1981) – Tallinna FC Levadia 14/-
Mart POOM (03.02.1972) – Watford FC (ENG) 114/-

Defenders
Teet ALLAS (02.06.1977) – Tallinna FC Flora 71/2
Alo BÄRENGRUB (12.02.1984) – Tallinna FC Flora 8/-
Enar JÄÄGER (18.11.1984) – Aalesund FK (NOR) 43/-
Dmitri KRUGLOV (24.05.1984) – Torpedo Moskva (RUS) 26/1
Raio PIIROJA (11.07.1979) – Fredrikstad FK (NOR) 67/4
Urmas ROOBA (08.07.1978) – Vejle BK (DEN) 64/1
Andrei STEPANOV (16.03.1979) – FC Himki Moskva (RUS) 68/1

Midfielders
Aleksandr DMITRIJEV (18.02.1982) – Tallinna FC Levadia 20/-
Tarmo KINK (06.10.1985) – Tallinna FC Levadia 9/-
Ragnar KLAVAN (30.10.1985) – Heracles Almelo (NED) 36/1
Joel LINDPERE (05.10.1981) – Tromsö IL (NOR) 49/4
Martin REIM (14.05.1971) – Tallinna FC Flora 150/14
Taavi RÄHN (16.05.1981) – FK Ekranas Panevežys (LIT) 31/-
Maksim SMIRNOV (28.12.1979) – Tallinna FC Levadia 39/2
Martin VUNK (21.08.1984) – Tallinna FC Flora -/-

Attackers
Tarmo NEEMELO (10.02.1982) – GIF Sundsvall (SWE) 19/1
Andres OPER (07.11.1977) – Roda J.C. (NED) 105/32
Indrek ZELINSKI (13.11.1974) – Tallinna FC Levadia 101/26
Vladimir VOSKOBOINIKOV (02.02.1983) – Torpedo Moskva (RUS) 2/-


There's two notable callbacks of veteran players. Midfield maestro Martin Reim has returned to the selection although he announced his retirement from international football in February. If he plays, he will become new European record international (currently he's sharing the record with Lotthar Matthäus with 150 caps). The other veteran, Indrek Zelinski, has not played for Estonia for over three years but he's currently leading the goalscorer chart in Meistriliiga.

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First goal(s), first points?
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Better be... or he won't last for long either.

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boy, that was close.

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Jesus Christ we almost blew it.

We took 1-0 lead when Piiroja outjumped the keeper in the first half but then the ref sent Klavan off for basically nothing (he was pretty much whistling against us the whole match actually).

In a way it made us easier to get chances in the second half as Andorra came up and we easily exploited their defensive lapses on several occasions but finishing was off the mark yet again. And then about 5 minutes before the end, they score from a perfect header to the left upper corner and it's 1-1. Thankfully we managed to get the winner about a minute before the final whistle when Kink sent the ball to the box from the left and Zelinski scoring his trademark poacher goal.

Reim was in the starting lineup as a DM in 4-1-3-2 so he's now the new European record international with 151 caps :thmbup: He and Piiroja switched places a lot tonight with Piiroja coming up to the box in every set piece situation and other times as well...so Reim played on a CB position on some occasions

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Lol.... to be honoust this was the most shit official display I've seen in past 3-4 years from Estonia. Last time we played so shit we got killed by Holland in Eindhoven. But atleast we got the result.

This formation is desperate for Vassiljev though. Dimitrjev on the right midfield position!? All he does is win balls and I have to see him in wing knowing he can't pass the ball.

And atleast one thing referee didn't get right that went our favour. When 0-1 Andorra should've gotten a penalty after Piiroja push when Andorra striker blatantly owned him. Though they got their goal from following throw-in.

But atleast I felt the last minute goal cheer, something that I don't remember having with Estonia.

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