Pehrsson names team for upcoming matches against Norway, San Marino and Jordan
National football team captain Ragnar Klavan will have to wait for his 100th cap as he will not play in two friendlies and one EURO 2016 qualifier during the next ten days.
He received a red card against England in the last qualifying match and will not be able to play against San Marino, with the head coach Magnus Pehrsson choosing to rest him for the two friendly games. Pehrsson said the match against Norway in Oslo on November 12 is a warm-up for the San Marino match three days later and will give him a chance to test a Klavan-less back four.
Ingemar Teever, 31, has also been named in the team, after a eight-year hiatus. The Levadia forward, currently enjoying top form, has 24 caps, scoring four goals between 2003 and 2006.
Of the 24 players traveling to Oslo, only 23 will be named for the San Marion away match, and the squad will be cut to just 18 for the friendly game against Jordan in Tallinn on November 18.
Goalkeepers (name, date of birth, club and caps/goals for national team)
Mihkel Aksalu (07.11.1984) – Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho (FIN) 12/0
Sergei Pareiko (31.01.1977) – FC Volga Nižni Novgorod (RUS) 61/0
Pavel Londak (14.05.1980) – FK Bodø/Glimt (NOR) 24/0
Artjom Artjunin (24.01.1990) – Tallinna FC Levadia 3/0
Alo Bärengrub (12.02.1984) – Nõmme Kalju FC 46/0
Enar Jääger (18.11.1984) – no club 109/0
Ken Kallaste (31.08.1988) – Nõmme Kalju FC 11/0
Karol Mets (16.05.1993) – Tallinna FC Flora 11/0
Igor Morozov (27.05.1989) – Debreceni VSC (HUN) 27/0
Artur Pikk (05.03.1993) – Tallinna FC Levadia 2/0
Taijo Teniste (31.01.1988) – Sogndal Fotball (NOR) 33/0
Midfielders and forwards
Henri Anier (17.12.1990) – FC Erzgebirge Aue (GER) 19/5
Ilja Antonov (05.12.1992) – Tallinna FC Levadia 11/0
Aleksandr Dmitrijev (18.02.1982) – Tallinna FC Levadia 86/0
Rimo Hunt (05.11.1985) – FC Kaisar Kõzõlorda (KAZ) 6/1
Gert Kams (25.05.1985) – Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho (FIN) 36/2
Dmitri Kruglov (24.05.1984) – Tallinna FC Levadia 92/3
Joel Lindpere (05.10.1981) – FC Baník Ostrava (CZE) 96/7
Henrik Ojamaa (20.05.1991) – Motherwell FC (SCO) 20/0
Igor Subbotin (26.06.1990) – Tallinna FC Levadia 1/0
Sergei Zenjov (20.04.1989) – Blackpool FC (ENG) 37/7
Ingemar Teever (24.02.1983) – Tallinna FC Levadia 24/4
Konstantin Vassiljev (16.08.1984) – Piast Gliwice (POL) 73/17
Martin Vunk (21.08.1984) – Nõmme Kalju FC 67/1
Aksalu, Morozov, Teniste, Dmitrijev, Lindpere, Ojamaa, Zenjov and Vassiljev will not feature against Jordan. All, except for Dmitrijev, play abroad. Henri Anier will also not take part, making room for his younger brother Hannes (16.01.1990) - FC Erzgebirge Aue (GER) 2/1.
Rauno Alliku (02.03.1990) – Tallinna FC Flora 2/0 and Frank Liivak (07.07.1996) – S.S.C. Napoli (ITA) 1/0 will be the fresh faces in the team against Jordan.
Fall in rankings
The Estonian team has fallen eight places in the fresh FIFA rankings and is now 88th after losing to both Lithuania and England in recent qualifying games.
Lithuania jumped 11 places to 92nd. Latvia stayed on 99th. Slovenia is now 36th in the world (up 17 places) while San Marino is last on place 208.