Estonian men's football team suffer narrow defeat against Austria

28.03.23 NEWS ... The Estonian men's national football team lost 2-1 away to Austria on Monday in the opening game of their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign. It took a late Michael Gregoritsch to seal the three points for Austria, who were forced to come from behind after Rauno Sappinen had given Estonia a 25th minute lead.

Tipner Trophy quarter finals set for April 11 and 12

08.03.23 NEWS ... The quarter finals of the Evald Tipner Trophy, Estonia's main domestic football cup, are set to take place on April 11 and 12. Holders Paide Linnameeskond face a tough away test against Narva Trans, while underdogs Jõhvi FC Phoenix and JK Noova ÜM take on Tartu Tammeka.

Champions Flora to take on newcomers Harju as Estonian Meistriliiga returns

02.03.23 NEWS ... This weekend sees the return of top-flight Estonian men's football. In the first game of the new Meistriliiga season, reigning champions FC Flora Tallinn face newly-promoted Harju JK Laagri. Kick off is at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Sportland Arena in Tallinn.

Paide Linnameeskond come back from two goals down to win Estonian Super Cup

27.02.23 NEWS ... Paide Linnameeskond have won the Estonian Super Cup for the first time in their history after a remarkable come back at the Sportland Arena. Two down at half-time to Meistriliiga champions Flora Tallinn, Paide's fans shed tears of joy at the final whistle as their side snatched an incredible 3-2 victory with the last kick of the game.

Estonian men's national football team to play Thailand in October friendly

14.02.23 NEWS ... The Estonian men's national football team will face Thailand in a friendly match at the A Le Coq Arena in Tallinn on October 17.

Ex-Liverpool defender Klavan to receive state honor from Estonian president

07.02.23 NEWS ... Estonian men's national football team defender Ragnar Klavan is to be awarded the Order of the White Star IV class by president Alar Karis. Klavan, whose playing career has included spells at English Premier League side Liverpool, Italian club Calgiari and FC Augsburg in Germany, told ERR that he was really happy to receive the honor.

Estonian football captain: Wrong time to share 'inappropriate' Karpin photo

14.01.23 NEWS ... Captain of the Estonian men's national football team Konstantin Vassiljev, has spoken about the recent scandal, which emerged after a group of current and former Estonian international footballers posed for a picture with Russian head coach Valeri Karpin. The photo, which was shared on social media was criticised as inappropriate in light of Russia's war in Ukraine.

Miller's late strike gives Estonia victory over Finland

13.01.23 NEWS ... The Estonian men's national football team recorded a 1-0 win against Finland on Thursday in a friendly match played in Portugal. Flora Tallinn's Martin Miller grabbed the winner for Estonia in the 84th minute.

Andreas Vaher signs for top German football club SC Freiburg

07.01.23 NEWS ... Estonian national youth team midfielder Andreas Vaher has signed for Bundesliga club SC Freiburg.

Levadia Tallinn president: Karpin picture made me feel hurt

06.01.23 NEWS ... President of Estonian Meistriliiga club FCI Levadia Tallinn Viktor Levada, has made a personal statement in response to the recent photo scandal involving several current and former Estonian international footballers. Levada, who is Ukrainian, said that seeing the picture had left him feeling hurt.

Estonian midfielder Bogdan Vaštšuk signs for Irish side Sligo Rovers

06.01.23 NEWS ... Estonian international midfielder Bogdan Vaštšuk has signed for Irish club Sligo Rovers, reports football portal Soccernet.

New Year photo scandal raises questions throughout Estonian football

06.01.23 NEWS ... Over the New Year's holiday, members of the Estonian men's national football team were pictured socializing with Russian head coach Valeri Karpin. The meeting caused controversy, which resonated throughout Estonian football and beyond. Football journalist Ott Järvela believes, that the meeting and the subsequent public apology from some of those involved, provides more questions than answers.

Estonian national team players see out 2022 with Russian head coach Karpin

03.01.23 NEWS ... According to a report by, some current and former members of the Estonian men's national football team spent one of the last evenings of 2022 socializing with Russian national team head coach Valeri Karpin.

First book released in new series about Estonian football history

06.12.22 NEWS ... On Monday, the Estonian Football Association (EJL) launched the first book in a new five-part series about the history of Estonian football.

Estonian men's team finish third in Baltic Cup after 2-0 win over Lithuania

21.11.22 NEWS ... The Estonian men's national football team won 2-0 against Lithuania on Saturday to take third place in this year's Baltic Cup. Iceland were crowned 2022 Baltic Cup winners, beating Latvia 8-7 on penalties after the sides played out a 1-1 draw in the final at the Daugava Stadium in Riga.

Estonian FA chief looks for positives ahead of Qatar World Cup

18.11.22 NEWS ... With the 2022 men's football World Cup due to get underway this Sunday in Qatar, Aivar Pohlak, president of the Estonian Football Association (EJL) spoke to Vikeraadio's "Uudis+" show about the tournament.

Estonia lose on penalties to Latvia in Baltic Cup semi-final

17.11.22 NEWS ... The Estonian men's national football have failed to make it to the final of this year's Baltic Cup after losing 5-3 on penalties against Latvia in Riga. Estonia will now face Lithuania in the third-fourth place playoff on Saturday.

Documentary about legendary Estonian football team premieres at PÖFF

14.11.22 NEWS ... A documentary film about the legendary Estonian football team "The Lions" directed by Kaur Kokk and Mikk Jürjens, premiered at the Dark Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) in Tallinn on Sunday.

Estonia's U-17 men's football team exit Euros after defeat to Romania

02.11.22 NEWS ... Estonia's Under-17 men's football team are out of the European Championships after losing all three games in the qualification round. In their final qualification round match, the Estonian side got off to a flying start, taking the lead after nine minutes, only to end up losing 4-2 against Romania.

Flora hand one-year contract extensions to three first team stars

02.11.22 NEWS ... Estonian Meistriliiga champions Tallinna FC Flora have given one-year contract extensions to key first-team players Konstantin Vassiljev, Sergei Zenjov and Ken Kallaste.

Lasnamäe FC Ajax crowned 2022 Women's Esiliiga champions

01.11.22 NEWS ... Lasnamäe FC Ajax were crowned champions of the Women's Esiliiga on Sunday. Ajax will now move up to the Women's Meistriliiga for next season. Viimsi JK, who finished as runners-up, will take on Põlva FC Lootos in a play-off match to determine who earns the right to play top-flight football in 2023.

Football roundup: Mets' Zurich beat Sion, Käit's Rapid go third in Romania

01.11.22 NEWS ... Estonian international Karol Mets' side FC Zurich finally recorded their first league win of the season this weekend at the fourteenth time of asking. In the Romanian top flight, Joonas Tamm's FCSB lost away from home, while Mattias Käit's Rapid Bucharest beat CFR Cluj to go third in the table,

Ex-Levadia sporting director Tarmo Kink: 'You don't treat people like that'

29.10.22 INTERVIEWS ... Tarmo Kink, who resigned as FCI Levadia Tallinn's Sporting Director at the beginning of October, has spoken at length about the incident that led to his departure from the club, in the latest episode of the documentary series "For Victory: FCI Levadia" (Võidu nimel: FCI Levadia).

Football roundup: Mets' FC Zürich beat Bodø/Glimt in Europa League

28.10.22 NEWS ... Estonian international Karol Mets' side FC Zürich finally opened their account in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday thanks to a dramatic injury time winner giving them a 2-1 home win over Norwegian champions Bodø/Glimt. In the Conference League, Joonas Tamm's FCSB picked up a draw against Anderlecht, while Vlasi Sinjavski's FC Slovacko saw their match against Köln postponed due to fog.

Tallinna FC Cosmos clinch indoor football super cup

20.10.22 FOOTBALL ... Tallinna FC Cosmos won the Estonian futsal super cup after defeating Viimsi FC Smsraha 5:0.

Football roundup: Sappinen gets first goal for Polish club Piast Gliwice

17.10.22 NEWS ... Estonian national team striker Rauno Sappinen scored his first goal for Polish club Piast Gliwice on Saturday in a 1-1 draw away against Pogon Szczecin in the Polish Ekstraklasa. Joonas Tamm's FCSB recorded a victory in the Romanian top-flight, while elsewhere, there were mixed fortunes for Karol Mets and Rocco Robert Shein.

Estonian women's national football team win 2022 Baltic Cup

11.10.22 NEWS ... The Estonian women's national football team defeated the Faroe Islands 3-1 in the final of the Baltic Cup in Tartu on Sunday to claim their first win in the competition for eight years.

Estonia looking to build on Nations League success ahead of Euro 2024 draw

07.10.22 NEWS ... This Sunday in Frankfurt, the Estonian men's national football team will find out who their opponents are for the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers. Going into the draw, head coach Thomas Häberli is more concerned with taking as many points as possible from the group, than the potential for glamorous ties against big name opponents.

Estonian men's national team climb one place in FIFA world rankings

06.10.22 NEWS ... World football governing body FIFA released its latest world rankings on Thursday, with the Estonian men's national team up one place to 109th.

Long read: Russia pushes for return to international sport

06.10.22 NEWS ... Shortly after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) instructed sports federations to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from their competitions. However, more recently, there have been increasing suggestions that they may soon return to top-level international sport. Indrek Kannik, head of the International Center for Defense Studies, Tallinn University senior lecturer in recreation management Kaarel Zilmer, Estonian Ice Hockey Federation President Rauno Parras, and basketball legend Heino Enden discussed the situation on Vikeraadio.

Estonian women's football team looking for success Baltic Cup

05.10.22 NEWS ... The Estonian women's national football team are in action twice this week as they aim to win the annual Women's Baltic Cup. Estonia kick-off their tournament with a semi-final against Lithuania on Thursday, with the winner of that match going on to play either Latvia or the Faroe Islands, in Sunday's final. Matches during this year's tournament take place in Tartu and Võru.

State extends funding period for municipalities to build football halls

04.10.22 NEWS ... The Ministry of Culture has decided that the €1.5 million granted by the state for the construction of a series of football halls, will continue to be available to local authorities for longer than previously promised. The decision means, that cities and municipalities which have struggled to complete construction works on the halls due to rising construction costs, will not miss out on the funds.

Estonia to use VAR in top-flight football matches from next season

04.10.22 NEWS ... Next year, Estonia will become the first country in the Baltics to use full-time video-assisted refereeing (VAR) in all its top-flight domestic football league fixtures. To accommodate the introduction of VAR to the Estonian top-flight, a specially equipped center for referees and referees' assistants is set to be built at the A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn.

Estonia in pot five for Euro 2024 qualifying draw

01.10.22 NEWS ... The draw for the qualifying phase of the 2024 UEFA European men's football championships is set to take place in Frankfurt, Germany on October 9. Estonia will be in pot five of six for the draw.

Paide sign former Ajax youth defender Dehninio Muringen on two-year deal

28.09.22 NEWS ... Estonian Meistriliiga club Paide Linnameeskond have signed 23-year-old Dutch defender Dehninio Muringen on a two-year contract.

Estonia head coach Häberli: 'Nations League proved we can handle pressure'

28.09.22 NEWS ... The Estonian men's football team defeated San Marino 4-0 on Monday in their final UEFA Nations League match of the season. The win meant Estonia topped their three-team group, with a perfect record of four wins from as many games. Head coach Thomas Häberli believes that his side's performances during the competition prove they can cope with playing under pressure.

Estonia's U-19s beat Bosnia 3-2 after dramatic comeback in Euro qualifier

28.09.22 NEWS ... The Estonian under-19s men's football team came back from two goals down at half time to beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-2 in dramatic fashion on Monday. The win guarantees Estonia's place in next spring's "Elite" qualifying round for the 2023 European U-19 Championship finals.

Estonia up to third in UEFA Fair Play rankings

27.09.22 NEWS ... European football governing body UEFA has published its fair play rankings for the current season, with Estonia in third place among European member associations.

Estonia defeat San Marino 4-0 to complete Nations League clean sweep

27.09.22 NEWS ... The Estonian men's football team defeated San Marino 4-0 away from home in their final UEFA Nations League Division D, Group 2 match. The win was Estonia's fourth in as many games during the competition, meaning they finish top of their three-team group with a 100 percent record.

Estonia beat Malta with late Anier strike to win Nations League group

26.09.22 NEWS ... The Estonian men's football team defeated Malta 2-1 at home in the UEFA Nations League on Friday, thanks to another late winner from Henri Anier. The victory gives Estonia first place in League D, Group 2 with one game to spare, while also guaranteeing promotion to Nations League C for the 2024/2025 season. On Monday evening, Estonia face San Marino away from home in their final Nations League match of the season.

Estonian champions part ways with head coach Kalynychenko after 10 days

23.09.22 NEWS ... Reigning Estonian Meistriliiga champions FCI Levadia Tallinn announced on Thursday, that they have parted company with head coach Maksym Kalynychenko after just 10 days in charge at the club. Kalynychenko's assistant, Nikita Andreev, has been appointed interim coach, while Levadia search for a permanent replacement.

Estonia coach Häberli ahead of Malta game: 'The aim is first place'

23.09.22 NEWS ... The Estonian men's football team face Malta in a crucial Nations League D Group 2 decider on Friday evening at the A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn. The sides last met in June, when Estonia recorded a 2-1 win away from home, thanks to a 94th minute winner from Henri Anier.

Culture Minister: No further state funds available for football halls

22.09.22 NEWS ... Estonian Minister of Culture Piret Hartman (SDE) has announced, that she does not see any possibility to support the construction of indoor football halls in Viimsi and Jõhvi using additional funds from the state budget.

Estonia without two key players for Nations League deciders

22.09.22 NEWS ... The Estonian men's national football team will face Malta at the A. Le Coq Arena in a crucial Nations League decider this Friday, before taking on minnows San Marino away from home on Monday. Estonia will have to manage without the services of Rapid Bucharest midfielder Mattias Käit and Ujpest defender Märten Kuusk, with both pulling out of the squad due to injury.

UEFA delegation impressed by Estonia's preparations for women's U-17 Euros

22.09.22 NEWS ... Last week a UEFA delegation made its second comprehensive visit to Estonia ahead of the 2023 European U-17 Women's Football Championships, which will be hosted at venues in Tallinn, Tartu and Võru. The week-long visit provided officials with an overview of the venues, facilities and plans in place for the hosting of next year's tournament.

Estonia's U-19s beat Italy with two late goals in Euro qualifier

22.09.22 NEWS ... The Estonian U-19 men's football team kicked off their European Championship qualifying campaign with a bang, defeating Italy 2-0 in Poland, with both goals coming in the dying minutes of the game.

Estonian defender Tamm's FCSB concede late equalizer in Romanian SuperLiga

13.09.22 NEWS ... In a mixed week for Estonian footballers plying their trade abroad, Joonas Tamm's FCSB conceded a late equalizer in the Romanian SuperLiga, while Krevor Palumets started his career at Belgian side Zulte Waregem with a defeat against Gent. Elsewhere, Nikita Baranov returned from injury to help Armenian club Pyunik Yerevan to a 3-1 victory over BKMA.

Estonian squad announced for September Nations League deciders

13.09.22 NEWS ... The Estonian men's national team head coach Thomas Häberli has announced a 25-man squad to face Malta at home and San Marino away in the UEFA Nations League in September.

Men's indoor national football team to host Malta

09.09.22 FOOTBALL ... While Estonia's men's national football team face Malta on September 23 in Tallinn, the equivalent indoor fixture is also taking place on the same date and in the Estonian capital.

Belgian side SV Zulte Waregem sign midfielder Palumets from Paide

07.09.22 SPORTS ... 19-year-old Estonian midfielder Kevor Palumets has signed for top-flight Belgian club SV Zulte Waregem from Estonian side Paide Linnameeskond for an undisclosed fee.

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