Wednesday, 11 August 2010

[Azzurri] Italy keep eye on late Estonia show

Qualifying for the 2012 UEFA European Championships in Poland and Ukraine kicked off in thrilling fashion in Tallinn tonight as Estonia struck twice in added time to secure a dramatic 2-1 win over the Faroe Islands.

The Faroes looked to be heading for a surprise win in Group C, Italy's qualifying group, when Joan Edmundsson fired the visitors in front on 28 minutes.

Estonia wasted several chances to score before Kaimar Saag finally brought the home side level a minute into stoppage-time. There was still time for Saag to net the winner with almost the last kick of the game.

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli would have had a close eye on this match as the Azzurri travel to the Estonian capital in their opening Euro 2012 qualifier on 3 September before hosting the Faroes in Florence four days later.

Northern Ireland, Serbia and neighbouring Slovenia make up the qualifying section.

Group C Result
Wednesday 11 August
Estonia 2-1 Faroe Islands

Group C Standings
[1] EST - PLD: 01 - PTS: 03
[2] ITA - PLD: 00 - PTS: 00
[3] SER - PLD: 00 - PTS: 00
[4] NIR - PLD: 00 - PTS: 00
[5] SLO - PLD: 00 - PTS: 00
[6] FIS - PLD: 01 - PTS: 00

Next Group C Fixtures
Friday 3 September
Estonia v Italy
Faroe Island v Serbia
Slovenia v Northern Ireland
Tuesday 7 September
Italy v Faroe Islands
Serbia v Slovenia

Source: UEFA

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