Estonia Takes on Vogts-Led Azerbaijan ({{commentsTotal}})


German European Championship-winning coach Berti Vogts has brought his current team, the Azerbaijani national football team, to Tallinn for a friendly match.

Injuries to the defensive line-up mean Estonia will be without captain Ragnar Klavan, but Konstantin Vassiljev is expected to start the team's last home game of the year. The previous seven home games have yielded two victories and two defeats.

Estonia's head coach Tarmo Rüütli said Artjom Artjunin and Mikk Reintam will begin in central defense, flanked by Gert Kams and Ken Kallaste, while Sergei Pareiko will stand between the posts.

In midfield, Vassiljev will be surrounded by Aleksandr Dmitrijev, Henrik Ojamaa and Dmitri Kruglov. Sergei Zenjov and Henri Anier are are expected to begin in attack.

Azerbaijan passed Estonia in the latest FIFA ranking, climbing to 88th, while Estonia is the last team in the top-100. On Tuesday, Estonia will travel to Liechtenstein (ranked 158th out of 209) for a game against one of the continent's weakest sides.

Tonight's game will be shown live here, and will begin at 18:45 Estonian time.

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