Estonia to Host Turkey in World Cup Qualifier

Photo: ERR Sport
10/11/2013 4:01 PM
Category: Sports

The Estonian national football team will be welcoming Turkey to Tallinn tonight for what will be the second-to-last World Cup qualifying match for both squads.

Turkey is still in with a chance of making it to Brazil next year, while Estonia will be left to prepare for the 2016 European Championship qualifiers.

Estonia lost its only theoretical possibility of reaching the playoffs when it fell to Hungary 1-5 in September. That blow came just few days after it gained a glimmer of hope by breaking the Dutch winning streak, holding them to a 2-2 draw.

According to sport.err.ee, Estonia is likely to field Sergei Zenjov as its lone striker today, with the trio of Dmitri Kruglov, Konstantin Vassiljev and Henrik Ojamaa supporting the attack. Martin Vunk and Aleksandr Dmitrijev should start in midfield, helping to shield the defensive line of Taijo Teniste, Ragnar Klavan, Raio Piiroja and Gert Kams. Sergei Pareiko is almost certain to be between the sticks.

Turkey is third in the qualifying table, on equal footing with Romania and one point behind Hungary. With the Netherlands secure at the top of the group, the three teams are battling for second place and a slot in the playoffs for next year's tournament.

The game begins at 21:30 local time at the A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn, and can be viewed via the live link below.

Estonia heads to Romania on Tuesday for the final game of the qualifiers.


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