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Finland 2009 in pictures, part three

Saturday, November 21, 2009


In part three of our pictorial roundup of 2009, we focus on the senior men’s national team. Click on the photos to enlarge.Tweet

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Evolution beats revolution as Wales fall to Finland

Sunday, October 11, 2009


*Scroll down for highlights* It wasn’t exactly a momentous occasion. In the run-up to the game someone had scrawled “PALLOLIITTO HAISTAKAA VITTU” (“Finnish FA get to fuck”) on the wall outside the Football Association’s offices, evidence of the hostility Finland’s football decision makers can face when their performance is deemed unsatisfactory. The hostility comes from [...]

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Finland’s Under 21 Euros: no humiliation, but is that enough?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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STUART BAXTER is a polite and eloquent man, but at a Finnish FA press lunch given on Finland’s final day at the UEFA under-21 championships he found it difficult to express his feelings without recourse to an expletive. He had watched Finland’s previous two matches from the enclosure reserved for scouts, and their constant queries [...]

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Wales 0 Finland 2

Saturday, March 28, 2009


HBL had a column from Christoffer Herberts this morning, riffing on the idea that Wales and Finland are so similar as to be almost mirror images of each other. They both have a lot of injuries, they’ve both struggled to qualify for a major tournament for over 50 years, they both sruggle with a dominant [...]

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Wales v Finland preview

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Finland are suffering from the usual injury worries, with Teemu Tainio and Mika Väyrynen out, but Jari Litmanen’s fitness is a welcome boost for Stuart Baxter. The FC Lahti striker, who scored the first ever goal at the Millenium stadium in 2000, has recovered from a clash of heads that saw him withdraw midway through [...]

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Baxter brings back Eremenko Jr for Wales clash

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Alexei Eremenko Jr is back in the Finland squad for the crucial World Cup qualifier against Wales on March 28, after losing his place and going incommunicado when Finland coach Stuart Baxter tried to get in touch. The Under-21 squad for their important training camp in La Manga included two possible replacements for the injured [...]

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