The match № 2, group round, group A
January 19th, 2012, Saint-Petersburg, Peterburgsky SCC, 1000 spectators
Estonia – Turkmenistan 0:1 (0:0)
Referee: Kravchenko, Usachev, Koloskov
Estonia: Toom, Veis (Podholyuzin, 46), Jahhimovitch, Artyunin (Reintam, 46), Tchegodajev, Pebre (Kase, 72), Sinilaid, Paponov (Taar, 46), Peitre (Liivamyagi, 65), Alliku (c), (Torop, 65), Indermitte
Head coach: Bernhardt Frank
Turkmenistan: Gel'dyev B., Annasakhtov, Italmazov, Mamedov, Saparov, Gel'dyev A. (c), Astanov M. (Magtymov, 59, Borjakov, 90), Astanov U. (Allanurov, 90), Kurbanov, Abdurakhmanov (Babaev, 33), Muradov (Tuvakov, 72)
Head coach: Durdyev Bayramdurdy
Goal: Annasakhtov (83)
Yellow cards: Saparov (7), Italmazov (10), Tchegodajev (24), Alliku (48), Liivamyagi (69)
Red card: Gel'dyev (31)
Best players: Alliku, Annasakhtov
Head coach of Estonian team Bernhardt Frank:
– We played weak, frankly weak. When you play in advantage more than half of the match against Turkmenistan, a small football country which stands only at the very beginning of football development, you have to win the match. Our main problem – we do not realize scoring chances. During recent four qualifying tournaments we didn't manage to score a single ball.
Head coach of Turkmenistan team Durdyev Bayramdurdy:
– I am very happy with the result of the match. We made up our team not very long time ago, spent almost the entire match in the minority and managed to win. I am very pleased with my sportsmen. They are great!