Match №8

The match № 8, group round, group A

January 20th, 2012, Saint-Petersburg, Peterburgsky SCC, 500 spectators

Russia – Estonia 1:0 (0:0)

Referee: Anisimov, Shimarygin, Grechishkin

Russia: Kritsyuk, Shlyakov, Knyazev, Checherin (c), Ghestokov, Pomerko, Bayramyan, Makhmudov (Zabolotniy, 46), Bydanov (Bibilov, 46), Del'kin (Khodyrev, 87), Voynov (Shalaev, 75)

Head coach: Nikolay Pisarev

Estonia: Toom, Veis, Reintam (c), Artyunin, Kaldoja (Torop, 62), Laabus (Jahhimovitch, 71), Paponov (Sinilaid, 46), Liivamyagi (Tchegodajev, 62), Podholyuzin, Taar, Kase (Indermitte, 62)

Head coach: Bernhardt Frank

Goal: Bibilov (57)

Yellow cards: Paponov (21), Kaldoja (38), Pomerko (55)

Best players: Checherin, Reintam


Head coach of Russia team Nikolay Pisarev:

– It is difficult to play two days in a row. Players could not recover and the match was not so emotional, as the result was not so interesting for the spectators. But tomorrow we will rest. Anyway we could do the rotation, looked through players. It is the aim of the tournament besides the main aim – to win it.

Head coach of Estonia team Bernhardt Frank:

– Russian team was dominating this match but in Russia football is the favorite kind of sport. We had the aim to win and we tried to get it. It is difficult to play against Russia when you have problems with forwards. We could not gather all the players to National team and it led us to the defeat. Today our central defender played as forward.

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