Tag Archive | "Wales"

Finland 2009 in pictures, part three

Saturday, November 21, 2009

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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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Make or break time for Finland

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

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Stakes are high on Wednesday night as Finland and Russia take on the pitch at Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium for their World Cup 2010 qualifier. With Germany having the upper hand in group 4 and Wales, Azerbaijan and Liechenstein pretty much out of contention, the stage is set for Finland and Russia to seal the fate [...]

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Finland 2 Liechtenstein 1

Saturday, June 6, 2009

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He wears the number ten shirt, he is the best footballer his country has ever produced, and today at the Olympic Stadium he showed just why he’s so integral to the national side. Yes, AC Siena playmaker Mario Frick finally ended Liechtenstein’s nine-game goal drought with a close range finish in the 13th minute after [...]

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Norway v Finland Preview

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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As another memeber of the NFN-staff so elegantly put it on facebook: “NFN-derby, Drillo v Baxter, killers of whales v glorious victors of Wales”, it’s Norway versus Finland. A meaningless friendly on paper but a Nordic derby none the less, and there are points of interest for both sides. After Norway’s desperately poor showing in [...]

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Craig Bellamy in ‘petulant stupidity’ shocker

Sunday, March 29, 2009

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This version of Bellamy’s post-match interview was mocked up by a Finland fan, as you can probably work out from the eagle owl and sheep-bothering montage at the end. I’ve seen it a couple of times now, and I still can’t quite believe that Craig Bellamy (international goals: 16) is criticising Jonatan Johansson (international goals: [...]

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Depleted Norway Defeated in South Afrcia

Saturday, March 28, 2009

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South Afrcia 2 – 1 Norway (goals) Siphiwe Tshabalala’s superb last-minute winner gave South Africa a thoroughly deserved win over Norway, after Morten Gamst Pedersen’s deflected free-kick equalized Bernard Parker’s opening goal. Even the most nationalistic of Norwegians would have to admit that the South Africans were well worth their win, having been quicker, sharper [...]

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Wales 0 Finland 2

Saturday, March 28, 2009

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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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Tainio out of Wales clash, Eremenko glad to be back

Thursday, March 26, 2009

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Alexei Eremenko Jr has spoken of his happiness at returning to the Finland squad after his exclusion last autumn. The FC Saturn striker has lost weight and improved his training habits, and is now once again talking with all the optimism and joie de vivre of a seasoned Finnish international. “The important thing is that [...]

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Baxter calls up Nyman and Sparv, Pukki and Lampi injured

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

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Finland have called up FC Thun’s Ari Nyman and Halmstad BK’s Tim Sparv ahead of the crucial World Cup qualifier in Wales on Saturday. Nyman replaces Veli Lampi, who withdrew from the squad after suffering a concussion in FC Zurich’s match against Young Boys Bern. Baxter has previously stated that he does not want under-21 [...]

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Baxter brings back Eremenko Jr for Wales clash

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

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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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Portugal v Finland preview

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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Finland take on Carlos Queiroz’s Portugal side today in what promises to be a tough match for the Eagle Owls.Both sides are looking to kick-start their qualifying campaigns for the 2010 World Cup, with the Portuguese coach under pressure after poor performances and Finland manager Stuart Baxter looking to bounce back after a disappointing showing [...]

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