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Konstantin Vassiljev has been named in Estonia's 23-man squad for the European Qualifers against Lithuania (away) and England (home), even though he is still recovering from a knee injury he picked up while making his debut for GKS Piast Gliwice on 29 August. The 37-year-old Sergei Pareiko should start in goal despite a lack of first-team football at his club, FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod.

ESTONIA SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Pareiko (FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod), Aksalu (Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho), Londak (FK Bodø/Glimt)
Defenders: Artjunin (FC Levadia Tallinn), Bärengrub (JK Nõmme Kalju), Jääger (no club), Kallaste(JK Nõmme Kalju), Kams (Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho), Klavan (FC Augsburg), Morozov (Debreceni VSC), Teniste (Sogndal IL Fotball)
Midfielders: Antonov (FC Levadia Tallinn), Dmitrijev (FC Levadia Tallinn), Kruglov (FC Levadia Tallinn), Lindpere (FC Baník Ostrava), Mets (FC Flora Tallinn), Vassiljev (GKS Piast Gliwice), Vunk (JK Nõmme Kalju)
Forwards: Anier (FC Erzgebirge Aue), Hunt (FC Kaysar Kyzylorda), Ojamaa (Motherwell FC), Purje (KuPS Kuopio), Zenjov (Blackpool FC)

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01/10/201414:19Mikhail Malkin, Tallinn

Key Estonia midfielder Konstantin Vassiljev is hoping to return for their next UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers after missing the opening 1-0 win in Slovenia with a knee injury.

Vassiljev uffered a knee injury during his debut for GKS Piast Gliwice but is now running and doing physical exercises, and will be training with a ball next week. "It's getting better every day," he told Õhtuleht. "I have a chance to recover before the next national team matches. Piast Gliwice will have their next game in the Polish league on 5 October, and I hope to be at least among the players on the bench."

Estonia visit Lithuania on 9 October before welcoming England three days later. The Vilnius game is on an artificial surface for Estonia will be training on a similar pitch in Tallinn.

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25/09/201411:48Mikhail Malkin, Tallinn

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