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UEFA EURO: Estonia - Netherlands Match press kits

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EstoniaEstoniaA. Le Coq Arena - TallinnMonday 9 September 2019
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Group C - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/2013QR (GS)Estonia - Netherlands2-2TallinnVassiljev 18, 57; Robben 2, Van Persie 90+4 (P)
22/03/2013QR (GS)Netherlands - Estonia3-0
AmsterdamVan der Vaart 47, Van Persie 72, Schaken 84
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
05/09/2001QR (GS)Netherlands - Estonia5-0
EindhovenZenden 16, Van Bommel 26, 39, Cocu 32, Van Nistelrooy 43
02/06/2001QR (GS)Estonia - Netherlands2-4
TallinnOper 65, Zelinski 78; Piiroja 78 (og), Van Nistelrooy 86, 90, Kluivert 89
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* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

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Squad list Only this chapter

Estonia - Squad list
Current season
-Mihkel Aksalu07/11/198434SJK - 0000
-Sergei Lepmets05/04/198732Levadia - 4000
-Matvei Igonen02/10/199622Flora - 0000
-Ragnar Klavan30/10/198533Cagliari - 1000
-Taijo Teniste31/01/198831Brann - 3000
-Gert Kams25/05/198534Flora - 3000
-Ken Kallaste31/08/198831Tychy - 0000
-Joonas Tamm02/02/199227Lillestrøm*4000
-Artur Pikk05/03/199326Miedz - 4000
-Karol Mets16/05/199326AIK - 4000
-Märten Kuusk05/04/199623Flora - 0000
-Madis Vihmann05/10/199523St Johnstone - 3000
-Konstantin Vassiljev16/08/198435Flora - 4100
-Artjom Dmitrijev14/11/198830Okzhetpes - 4000
-Henrik Ojamaa20/05/199128Miedz - 3000
-Rauno Sappinen23/01/199623Domžale - 3000
-Mihkel Ainsalu08/03/199623Flora - 0000
-Mattias Käit29/06/199821Domžale - 4000
-Vlasiy Sinyavskiy27/11/199622Flora - 2000
-Vladislav Kreida25/09/199919Flora - 1000
-Sergei Zenjov20/04/198930Shakhter - 4000
-Frank Liivak07/07/199623Flora - 0000
-Erik Sorga08/07/199920Flora - 2100
-Karel Voolaid04/07/197742 - 1000
Netherlands - Squad list
Current season
-Kenneth Vermeer10/01/198633Feyenoord - 0000
-Jeroen Zoet06/01/199128PSV - 0000
-Jasper Cillessen22/04/198930Valencia - 3000
-Daley Blind09/03/199029Ajax - 3000
-Patrick van Aanholt29/08/199029Crystal Palace - 0000
-Joël Veltman15/01/199227Ajax - 0000
-Nathan Aké18/02/199524Bournemouth - 1000
-Virgil van Dijk08/07/199128Liverpool - 3100
-Matthijs de Ligt12/08/199920Juventus - 3100
-Denzel Dumfries18/04/199623PSV - 3000
-Georginio Wijnaldum11/11/199028Liverpool - 3200
-Kevin Strootman13/02/199029Marseille - 0000
-Davy Pröpper02/09/199128Brighton & Hove Albion - 2000
-Marten de Roon29/03/199128Atalanta*3000
-Tonny Vilhena03/01/199524Krasnodar - 0000
-Frenkie de Jong12/05/199722Barcelona - 3100
-Ryan Babel19/12/198632Galatasaray - 3000
-Luuk de Jong27/08/199029Sevilla - 1000
-Steven Berghuis19/12/199127Feyenoord - 0000
-Memphis Depay13/02/199425Lyon - 3300
-Quincy Promes04/01/199227Ajax - 3000
-Donyell Malen19/01/199920PSV - 1100
-Justin Kluivert05/05/199920Roma - 0000
-Ronald Koeman21/03/196356 - 3000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Karel Voolaid

Date of birth: 4 July 1977
Nationality: Estonian
Playing career: Flora Kehtna, Rapla Atli II, Koeru, Oper, Paide Linnameeskond
Coaching career: Flora Tallinn (youth, assistant coach), TPS Turku (assistant), Nõmme Kalju, Santos Tartu (youth), Estonia (Under-15, Under-16, Under-19, Under-21, Under-23, senior team)

• From Paide in central Estonia, Voolaid played in the lower leagues before moving to Paide Linnameeskond in 2008, and played top-division football with them in 2009, 2012 and 2013.

• Between 2003 and 2008, and again from 2012 to 2016, Voolaid worked as a coaching instructor for the Estonian Football Association (EJL), and gained his UEFA Pro coaching license in 2008; has been in charge of the EJL's coaching courses since 2016.

• From 1997 to 2008, Voolaid also worked in various positions at Flora Tallinn, including serving as assistant coach and coaching the youth team; in 2009, he moved to Finland to become assistant coach of TPS Turku.

• Returned to Estonia in 2010 to take charge at top-tier Nõmme Kalju for a few months before returning to youth football with Santos Tartu.

• Coached national youth teams alongside club teams throughout his career; took charge of the U21 side in 2017, and was named interim coach of the senior team in July 2019, following the departure of Martin Reim. He then committed to stay in charge until the end of the European Qualifiers for UEFA EURO 2020.


Ronald Koeman

Date of birth: 21 March 1963
Nationality: Dutch
Playing career: Groningen, Ajax, PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Feyenoord
Coaching career: Netherlands (assistant), Barcelona (assistant), Vitesse, Ajax, Benfica, PSV Eindhoven, Valencia, AZ Alkmaar, Feyenoord, Southampton, Everton, Netherlands

• One of the classiest ball-playing defenders in history, Ronald Koeman was also a frequent goalscorer, mostly from free-kicks and penalties. He began his career at Groningen before spending three seasons apiece at Ajax and PSV.

• The 1987/88 season was one of extraordinary achievement for the blond right-footer, who collected the Dutch domestic double as well as the European Cup with PSV and then proved an equally inspirational figure with the Netherlands at EURO '88, where they captured their only major international trophy to date.

• Koeman subsequently shone during a six-year spell at Barcelona – during which he played at three further tournaments for the Oranje, ending up with 78 caps and 14 goals. The highlight of his time in Catalonia was his winning goal in the 1992 European Cup final against Sampdoria at Wembley, giving Barça their first continental crown. He also won four Liga titles with the club.

• After ending his playing days at Feyenoord, Koeman took on assistant coach roles with the Netherlands then Barcelona before branching out on his own at the turn of the millennium and embarking on what would be a highly eventful coaching career. Having played for each of the Netherlands' big three clubs he became the first man to coach all three as well, winning two titles with Ajax, one with PSV and reinvigorating Feyenoord during a productive tenure from 2011 to 2014.

• He departed Rotterdam to pursue his career in England, firstly with Southampton, then Everton, with whom he parted company in October 2017. The following February he was appointed as the Netherlands' Bondscoach on a contract taking him through to the 2022 FIFA World Cup and led the Oranje to the inaugural UEFA Nations League Finals ahead of France and Germany, seeing off England in the semi-finals only to lose to hosts Portugal in the decider.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSerhiy Boiko (UKR)
  • Assistant refereesVolodymyr Volodin (UKR) , Andrii Skrypka (UKR)
  • Fourth officialYevhenii Aranovskiy (UKR)
  • UEFA DelegateGeorge Fantaros (CYP)
  • UEFA Referee observerDavid Malcolm (NIR)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Serhiy Boiko30/06/1977453

Serhiy Boiko

Referee since: 2004
First division: 2008
FIFA badge: 2011

Tournaments: 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship


UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
27/02/2014UELR32AZ AlkmaarFC Slovan Liberec1-1Alkmaar
25/07/2019UEL2QRAZ AlkmaarBK Häcken0-0Alkmaar
08/08/2019UEL3QRFeyenoordFC Dinamo Tbilisi4-0Rotterdam

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group C - Group Standings
    Northern Ireland44007212
    Matchday 1 (21/03/2019)
    Northern Ireland 2-0 Estonia
    1-0 McGinn 56, 2-0 S. Davis 75 (P)
    Lepmets, Kams, Pikk, Käit, Henri Anier (76 Zenjov), Ojamaa (68 Vassiljev), Vihmann, Tamm, Mets, Dmitrijev (85 Sappinen), Baranov
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Estonia 1-2 Northern Ireland
    1-0 Vassiljev 25, 1-1 Washington 77, 1-2 Magennis 80
    Lepmets, Pikk, Käit (85 Tamm), Vihmann, Sinyavskiy, Zenjov, Vassiljev, Sappinen (61 Sorga), Mets, Dmitrijev, Teniste (85 Kams)
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Germany 8-0 Estonia
    1-0 Reus 10, 2-0 Gnabry 17, 3-0 Goretzka 20, 4-0 Gündoğan 26 (P) , 5-0 Reus 37, 6-0 Gnabry 62, 7-0 Werner 79, 8-0 Sané 88
    Lepmets, Kams, Pikk, Vihmann, S. Puri, Zenjov (71 Ojamaa), Vassiljev (82 Kreida), Tamm, Mets, Dmitrijev (59 Käit), Teniste
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    Estonia 1-2 Belarus
    0-1 Naumov 48, 1-1 Sorga 54, 1-2 Skavysh 90+2
    Lepmets, Pikk, Käit, Sorga (83 Sappinen), Zenjov, Ojamaa (86 Sinyavskiy), Vassiljev (77 Dmitrijev), Klavan, Tamm, Mets, Teniste
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
  • Matchday 8 (13/10/2019)
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group C - Group Standings
    Northern Ireland44007212
    Matchday 1 (21/03/2019)
    Netherlands 4-0 Belarus
    1-0 Depay 1, 2-0 Wijnaldum 21, 3-0 Depay 55 (P) , 4-0 van Dijk 86
    Cillessen, De Ligt, van Dijk, Bergwijn, Wijnaldum, Babel (59 Promes), Depay, De Roon (46 Pröpper), Blind, F. de Jong, Dumfries (68 Tete)
  • Matchday 2 (24/03/2019)
    Netherlands 2-3 Germany
    0-1 Sané 15, 0-2 Gnabry 34, 1-2 De Ligt 48, 2-2 Depay 63, 2-3 Schulz 90
    Cillessen, De Ligt, van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Babel (46 Bergwijn), Depay, Promes, De Roon (91 L. de Jong), Blind, F. de Jong, Dumfries
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    Germany 2-4 Netherlands
    1-0 Gnabry 9, 1-1 F. de Jong 59, 1-2 Tah 66 (og) , 2-2 Kroos 73 (P) , 2-3 Malen 79, 2-4 Wijnaldum 90+1
    Cillessen, De Ligt, van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Babel (81 Aké), Depay, Promes, De Roon (58 Malen), Blind, F. de Jong, Dumfries (58 Pröpper)
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    Netherlands-Northern Ireland
  • Matchday 8 (13/10/2019)
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Northern Ireland-Netherlands
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)

Last updated 09/09/2019 12:10CET


:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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