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No surprises as Rüütli names Estonia squad

Published: Monday 4 October 2010, 17.14CET
Estonia coach Tarmo Rüütli stuck with the usual suspects when naming his 22-man squad for the UEFA EURO 2012 Group C qualifiers away against Serbia and at home to Slovenia.
by Mikhail Malkin
from Tallinn
No surprises as Rüütli names Estonia squad
Aleksandr Dmitrijev goes shoulder to shoulder with Daniele De Rossi during Estonia's defeat by Italy ©Getty Images
 
Published: Monday 4 October 2010, 17.14CET

No surprises as Rüütli names Estonia squad

Estonia coach Tarmo Rüütli stuck with the usual suspects when naming his 22-man squad for the UEFA EURO 2012 Group C qualifiers away against Serbia and at home to Slovenia.

Estonia coach Tarmo Rüütli stuck with the usual suspects when naming his 22-man squad for the UEFA EURO 2012 Group C qualifiers against Serbia and Slovenia.

Rüütli has made few changes from the squad beaten at home by Italy last month, although there is a recall for FK Bodø/Glimt goalkeeper Pavel Londak, who replaces Artur Kotenko of AEP Paphos FC. Defender Igor Morozov and forward Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko are also missing but the biggest absentee remains Joel Lindpere. The midfielder is sticking by his decision to put his international career on hold while he establishes himself at New York Red Bulls during his first season in the MLS.

Estonia, who opened their campaign in August with a late 2-1 comeback victory over the Faroe Islands, face Serbia for the first ever time in Belgrade on Friday night before returning to Tallinn to take on Slovenia next Tuesday.

Estonia squad
Goalkeepers: Sergei Pareiko (FC Tom Tomsk), Mihkel Aksalu (Sheffield United FC), Pavel Londak (FK Bodø/Glimt).

Defenders: Enar Jääger (Aalesunds FK), Raio Piiroja (Fredrikstad FK), Alo Bärengrub (FK Bodø/Glimt), Tihhon Šišov (Xäzär Länkäran FK), Taavi Rähn (FC Baltika Kaliningrad), Dmitri Kruglov (İnter Bakı PİK), Gert Kams (FC Flora Tallinn), Andrei Sidorenkov (SønderjyskE).

Midfielders: Ragnar Klavan (AZ Alkmaar), Aleksandr Dmitrijev (Hønefoss BK), Sander Puri (Larissa FC), Konstantin Vassiljev (NK Nafta Lendava), Ats Purje (AEP Pahos FC), Martin Vunk (Syrianska FC).

Forwards: Andres Oper (AEK Larnaca FC), Sander Post (FC Flora Tallinn), Kaimar Saag (Silkeborg IF), Tarmo Kink (Middlesbrough FC), Sergei Zenjov (FC Karpaty Lviv).

 
Last updated: 04/10/10 18.00CET

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