Match №2

The match №2, group stage, first tournament day

ESTONIA – TAJIKISTAN 0:1 (0:0)

January 18th, 2013, Saint-Petersburg, SCC Peterburgsky, 300 spectators

Referees: Kirill Levnikov, Rashid Abusuyev, Yury Grechishkin

Estonia: Meerits (c), Кkulinich, Ingerman, Mets, Liivamjagi, Lepistu, Leokin (Baranov, 70), Kalumjae, Unoljainen (Raudsepp, 60), Meel (Kaze, 69), Anier (Lepik, 85)

Head coach: Martin Reim

Tajikistan: Saidrahmonov, Ulmasov (Kodirov, 62), Sharipov, Asrorov, Tilloev, Davronov (c) (Zardiev, 86), Payzov, Ergashev (Khotam, 90), Nazarov, Gaforov (Qosimov, 68), Rustamov (Qurbonov, 75)

Head coach: Mubin Ergashev

Goals: Ergashev (88)

Yellow cards: Davronov (75), Qosimov (80)

Best players: Elvis Liivamjagi, Jahongir Ergashev

After match comments:

Head coach of the team Estonia Martin Reim:

– I've just taken this team and it was my first game. We tried to control the ball, to play passing, to adhere tactical schemes. We have to achieve a good team work level. Team work is the reason why we had so few moments and failed to realize those which we had. Our №9 is a good player, we know his strong points, but his partners sometimes ignored these points. And we didn't manage to play as we wanted. Neither substitutions could help. But the main thing is that we can gain some experience through this tournament.

Head coach of Tajikistan Mubin Ergashev:

– The first match of any tournament is very important for every team so we tried to play it safe. At first we played gingerly. There were some moments when our opponents had scoring moments but couldn't realize them or we didn't let them do it and our defenders saved us. In the second half we played better and finally managed to score. That is a good start for us. Unfortunately, players who came from substitution didn't show a good result but these substitutions were necessary – some players had leg cramps. We didn't have proper trainings because we don't have artificial pitches, so we couldn't fulfill our game schemes at this tournament so far. Now that will be easier because we know what it is like.

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