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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Estonia Men's National Soccer Team News

September 5, 2015 - Konstantin Vassiljev scores in win over Lithuania
"Estonia 1-0 Lithuania... Estonia maintained their outside hopes in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group E as a late Konstantin Vassiljev strike saw off Lithuania at the A. Le Coq Arena.... Their efforts were finally rewarded, much to Pehrsson's relief, after 71 minutes when Sergei Zenjov scampered past Egidijus Vaitkūnas before allowing Vassiljev to ghost through, taking the ball with him, and rifling his team in front." - UEFA

June 14, 2015 - Sergei Zenjov scores brace in 2-0 win over San Marino
"Estonia got their first UEFA EURO 2016 Group E win since matchday one, a double from Sergei Zenjov giving them three points against San Marino....they had to wait until ten minutes before half-time to get the breakthrough. It was fitting that Joel Lindpere would be involved on his 100th appearance for his country. The 33-year-old's cross from the right eluded everyone before Zenjov arrived at the far-post to prod the ball in, ending a four-match European Qualifiers goal drought for Estonia. The hosts came agonisingly close to a second eight minutes after the break, Ken Kallaste's shot coming off both posts before Zenjov fired the rebound over with the goal gaping. The forward would make amends in the 63rd minute, however, with his and Estonia's second, as he turned Kallaste's teasing left-wing cross into the net from close range." - UEFA

June 9, 2015 - Ats Purje scores brace in 2-0 win over Finland
"Eesti jalgpallikoondis alistas Ats Purje 28. ja 57. minuti värava toel 2:0 Soome koondise. Tegemist oli Eesti ja Soome koondiste läbi aegade 31. kohtumisega, seejuures möödub tänavu esimesest vastasseisust 95 aastat." - Ohtuleht

March 31, 2015 - Konstantin Vassiljev scores equalizer in 1-1 draw with Iceland
"De wedstrijd was nog geen tien minuten oud toen IJsland de score al had geopend. Na balverlies op het middenveld bij Estland, was de ploeg van bondscoach Lars Lagerbäck er snel uit. Na een vlotte combinatie in de zestien van de Esten was het Gislason die de trekker overhaalde en voor 0-1 zorgde. Het spelniveau lag niet heel hoog in de Le Coq Sportif Arena. Beide ploegen hadden moeite met het lastig bespeelbare veld. Sergei Zenjov kreeg namens de thuisploeg twee aardige kansen, maar had zijn vizier niet op scherp staan. Konstantin Vassiljev had dat wel nadat IJsland duur balverlies leed. De middenvelder had enkele mooie schijnbewegingen in huis, voordat hij met links in de verre hoek schoot." - Goal

November 12, 2014 - Konstantin Vassiljev scores in win over Norway
"The Estonian national football team defeated Norway 1-0 (1-0) in a friendly played in Oslo on Wednesday. Estonia scored the opener through captain Konstantin Vassiljev in the 24th minute, with the attacking midfielder having had a superb chance early in the game when his strike from a long distance hit the woodwork. Norway started a chase and put decent pressure on Estonia but failed to even out the score. Later on into the match the sides played more equally with pressure from the hosts giving way. Estonians managed to hold on to their slender lead despite stepped-up activity by Norway in the final minutes." - Postimees 

September 8, 2014 - Ats Purje scores in win over Slovenia
"Estonia have registered a shock 1-0 win against Slovenia in this evening's Euro 2016 Group E qualifier at the A. Le Coq Arena. The home nation, ranked 93rd in the world, were second best for most of the game against the 2010 World Cup competitors, but Ats Purje's late goal proved the crucial difference between the two sides.... Estonia then struck the winning goal with just four minutes to play, as Valter Birsa's free kick fell to Purje, who smashed the ball in from close range." - Sports Mole

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