Klavan: Liverpool needs an extra centre backSport
- Mysterious outcome: Kanter scores with reporters and associations, but fails with the publicSport
- Soccer market question: who is prepared to make a move?Sport
- The Klavan transfer – a Nordic bombshellSport
- Klavan to Postimees: length of contract reveals Liverpool believes in meSport
- Editorial: Ragnar Klavan – dream realised for boy, boost for sports in EstoniaSport
- A tie smelling like bouquet of bitter lossesSportFor Estonian football, Saturday night was a nightmare of historic calibre. In an UEFA 2016 qualifier, we failed to beat host San Marino – the red lantern in FIFA. With 0:0 a sad reality, the game was depressing to watch and a bystander will ever be wondering how they ever planned to score. Thus, for the third time in their history, team San Marino could rejoice for keeping their goal clean.
- Great expectations in jobless footballersSportOver the years, a routine has set in Team Estonia – people playing with no games under their belt in home clubs, and some jobless altogether. Former Estonian defender Marek Lemsalu says the boys think too highly of themselves and ever keep seeking openings in the good clubs. Estonian Football Association president Aivar Pohlak fails to fully agree.
- Aspiring Estonia eager to shock HollandSportEstonian footballers entering the 53,000-seat Amsterdam Arena tonight, to face the Dutch, see no reason to fear and hunker into all-out defence. However, Captain Ragnar Klavan does underline: it has to be all feet on deck. It’s all up to attitude – shall we, at 95th minute, run that extra metre, fight that extra minute? «We must give it our all. And more,» says Mr Klavan.
- Great game coming, tomorrow: supercoach van Gaal correcting mistakesSportLouis van Gaal (61), with Dutch, Spanish and German championship wins under his belt, plus an UEFA Champions League triumph, has almost all a club coach could ever dream to achieve. Today’s Estonian boasts a guy who knows Mr van Gaal and his handwriting better than anyone around – Captain Ragnar Klavan. In January 2009, Klavan went to AZ Alkmaar to be under Mr van Gaal. By April, he was embracing the Dutch Cup.