On March 26th, 2008, 3 days short of five years after they last played in Tallinn, Canada will again take on Estonia in a Friendly match. Last time around, Canada were 2-1 losers, with Stalteri netting the goal. The CSA hasn't announced the match yet (surprise), but it is confirmed on the FIFA site.
Here is Canada's lineup on that day:
Canada: 1-Pat Onstad; 2 Carl Fletcher (13-Chris Pozniak 55), 3-Richard Hastings, 4-Kevin McKenna, 5-Paul Fenwick, 6-Julian de Guzman, 7-Paul Stalteri, 8-Daniel Imhof, 9-Carlo Corazzin (15-Rob Friend 78), 10-Martin Nash, 11-Jim BrennanFletcher? Fenwick? Corazzin? Are you kidding me?
Without knowing all the players that will be called up, we are still quite confident that our squad at the end of March will be more impressive than the one above.
Tale of the tape
Estonia's most recent results aren't terribly impressive (see below), and they currently sit 124th in the FIFA rankings. Notable players include Roda JC's Andres Oper, who scored both goals against Canada in '03, and not many others.
|09.11.07||Saudi Arabia||2:0 (2:0)||Estonia|
This should be a winnable match for Canada, but more importantly, a chance to get top European players together in advance of the summer's world cup qualifying campaign.
2008.01.08: A musical tribute, of sorts, to Estonia, in the form of a bitchin' tune from 20th century composer Arvo Pärt, called Fratres (10m13, mp3).