Latvia coach Marians Pahars has named two newcomers - Skonto midfielders Edgars Jermolajevs and Igors Kozlovs - in his squad for the forthcoming qualifiers against Turkey and the Czech Republic.
Marians Pahars, Latvia coach
We are not ready to play against such strong opponents. All our problem appear in such games. Many players did not play regularly for their clubs and that is a reason why we are lacking physically. But I'm satisfied on the whole. I'm satisfied with our performance and atmosphere. We played fantastically before the break. Please don't forget that we faced the team who came third at the World Cup.
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