After an inexperienced national team lost both their matches at the King's Cup in Thailand, the next major event on the horizon for Estonian football fans is the 3rd Livonia Cup on 9 January.
Latvian opponentsThe competition will pit Estonian champions FC Levadia Tallinn against their Latvian counterparts, Skonto FC, at their opponents' indoor arena in Riga. The match, instigated by the Estonian Football Association (EJL), marks a long relationship between the two countries, which were united under the Order of Livonia between the 14th and 16th centuries. Skonto have won both previous editions, twice beating FC Flora in a penalty shootout.
Retiring playersLevadia will take on Flora without two of their most seasoned players, Argo Arbeiter and Mati Pari, both of whom have decided to retire rather than extend their contracts with the club. The two friends from Viljandi have spent much of their careers together and have now decided to retire in unison.