Estonian squad announced

After several cancellations the Estonian coach eventually put together a list of players for the upcoming matches, including a home encounter with Macedonia.

photo by EJL: the Estonian team in September 2019

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Karel Voolaid summoned 24 players for a second time after previously had a bit different list, but some players withdrew due to injuries, although speculations say that it is probably due to COVID-19. Keeper Marko Meerits, defenders Ken Kallaste, Karol Mets and Joonas Tamm, plus striker Henri Anier all cancelled. Voolaid included 4 debutantes and brought back in the national team 39-year-old keeper Kotenko.

A total of 16 players come from the domestic league with 10 of them from the current champions Flora. Interestingly, all four attackers are from this club.

Artur Kotenko – Levadia Estonia
Matvei Igonen
– Flora Estonia
Karl Jakob Hein – Arsenal England

Taijo Teniste – Brann Norway
Nikita Baranov – Karmiotissa Cyprus
Artur Pikk – KuPS Finland
Märten Kuusk – Flora Estonia
Henrik Pürg – Flora Estonia
Michael Lilander – Flora Estonia
Henri Järvelaid – Vendsyssel Denmark
Kristjan Pelt – Paide Linnameeskond Estonia

Konstantin Vassiljev – Flora Estonia
Siim Luts – Paide Linnameeskond Estonia
Mattias Käit – Domžale Slovenia
Pavel Marin – Tulevik Estonia
Mihkel Ainsalu – Lviv Ukraine
Vladislav Kreida – Flora Estonia
Georgi Tunjov – SPAL Italy
Edgar Tur – Paide Linnameeskond Estonia
Markus Soomets – Flora Estonia

Rauno Sappinen – Flora Estonia
Frank Liivak
– Flora Estonia
Vlasiy Sinyavskiy – Flora Estonia
Mark Anders Lepik – Flora Estonia

Estonian will first play a home friendly against Lithuania on Thursday. Than on Sunday will host Macedonia in the Nations League Round 3 and three days later will play against Armenia, once again at home.

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