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Focus on the Estonian internationals: Ilja Antonov

Angelo PalmeriComment

Originally appeared on, the Estonia FA website, we present you here a short interview with Estonia's right full back, Ilja Antonov.

It is a series of presentations of the Estonian internationals about to take a new challenge in qualifiers. 'Rumori' will offer you an English version for each protagonist speaking to the official website.

(Priit Mürk/EJL)

(Priit Mürk/EJL)

Name: Ilja Antonov
Role: central midfielder
Club: FC Levadia (EST, Premium Liiga)
Caps: 7
Debut in national team: 8th of November 2012, Oman-Estonia 1-2


What is your best memory connected with the home crowd?
I have represented the Estonian national team at the A.LeCoq Arena only twice, but the audience was really fine. If support comes from the stands, this gives us something more and it helps the team. The audience are the 12th man.

What do you expect from the new qualification campaign?
I hope we represent our country fine and we fill in the tasks we have been given. Naturally, the dream would be to reach the European Cup in 2016.