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The final list of 23-man squad against Sweden and Slovenia - Vassiljev out

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Last update on 3rd of September 2014 at 18:03 EEST
Last update on 1st of September 2014 at 11:05 EEST



After communicating a preliminary list of 33 players, Magnus Pehrsson has definitely chose the 23 men that will travel with him to Stockholm next week to take on Sweden in a friendly game at Friends Arena. The list is the same that, net of injuries, will be employed for the debut at hom in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers when ‘Eesti Koondis’ will take on Slovenia.

Let’s take a look at the excluded players trying to motivate the decision.

Goalkeepers: Marko Meerits will stay home

Pareiko, Londak and Aksalu have all been confirmed. Meerits probably pays a couple of non-convincing performance at FC Emmen. At the same time, Sergei Pareiko is not a start at Volga where he has also fall apart with the management due to salary issues, as reported by

Defenders: Reintam is injured

Mikk Reintam was excluded due to another injury picked up at Nõmme Kalju. Additionally, the Estonian centre-back had already lost his regular place in favour of Portoguese defender, Jorge Rodrigues.
Gert Kams was moved into the midfielders list whereas Flora’s Taavi Rähn  was also excluded.

Midfielders: Kruglov and Mośnikov are out, Vassiljev picked injury in Polish debut

RdS Take on the starting XI after Vassiljev's injury

LATEST: - Dmitri Kruglov was added to the list as explained by Magnus Pehrsson himself in Stockholm.

- Konstantin Vassiljev will not play neither against Sweden nor against Slovenia. The Estonian midfielder has picked up an injury (partial rupture of left knee ligamentes) in his debut game in Poland. He will be sidelined from 4 to 6 weeks. Also the next round of international games (England) is at risk. Kaimar Saag was called in his place.

Sergei Mośnikov will not take part to the trip to Sweden and the debut in A.LeCoq.
Mośnikov has not found a club yet whereas Kruglov, although he has officially joined FC Levadia, he hasn’t played a single game yet since he returned from Azerbaijan. Aleksandr Dmitrjev, who Estonian FA president defined the ‘Estonian Pirlo’ , he has been confirmed in the list together with FC Flora Karol Mets.
Ats Purje and Sergei Zenjov were moved into the strikers list. Also Siim Luts, without a club, was dropped from the list.

Strikers: Anier brothers were split, no call for Tarmo Kink

Failing to find a club in due time, cost Tarmo Kink the call-up as Pehrsson decided to exclude the former Kaposvar Rakoczi striker from the final list. The Swedish coach dropped also Hannes Anier, FC Flora topscorer, Albert Prosa and Kaimar Saag


Full squad list
Name (D.O.B) - club caps/goals

Mihkel Aksalu (07.11.1984) – SJK (FIN) 12/0
Sergei Pareiko (31.01.1977) – FC Volga Nižni Novgorod (RUS) 57/0
Pavel Londak (14.05.1980) – FK Bodø/Glimt (NOR) 24/0

Artjom Artjunin (24.01.1990) –FC Levadia 3/0
Alo Bärengrub (12.02.1984) – Nõmme Kalju FC 45/0
Enar Jääger (18.11.1984) – without club 105/0
Ken Kallaste (31.08.1988) – Nõmme Kalju FC 8/0
Ragnar Klavan (30.10.1985) – FC Augsburg (GER) 95/3
Igor Morozov (27.05.1989) – Debrecen VSC (HUN) 24/0
Artur Pikk (05.03.1993) –FC Levadia 1/0
Taijo Teniste (31.01.1988) – Sogndal Fotball (NOR) 31/0

Vunk in the new Estonia strip that will debut in Sweden

Vunk in the new Estonia strip that will debut in Sweden

Ilja Antonov (05.12.1992) – FC Levadia 7/0
Gert Kams (25.05.1985) – SJK (FIN) 34/2
Aleksandr Dmitrijev (18:02.1982) – FC Levadia 85/0
Joel Lindpere (05.10.1981) – FC Baník Ostrava (CZE) 92/7
Karol Mets (16.05.1993) – FC Flora 7/0
Martin Vunk (21.08.1984) – Nõmme Kalju FC 63/1

Ats Purje (03.08.1985) – KuPS (FIN) 44/4
Sergei Zenjov (20.04.1989) – Blackpool FC (ENG) 33/7
Henri Anier (17.12.1990) – FC Erzgebirge Aue (GER) 15/5
Rimo Hunt (05.11.1985) – FC Kaisar Kyzylorda (KAZ) 6/1
Henrik Ojamaa (20.05.1991) – Motherwell FC (SCO) 17/0
Kaimar Saag (5.08.1988) - Assyriska FF (SWE) 45/3