Finland national under-21 football team

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Finland U21
Nickname(s) Pikkuhuuhkajat
(The Little Eagle-Owls)[1]
Association Football Association of Finland
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Finland Tommi Kautonen
FIFA code FIN
First colours
Second colours
First international
Finland Finland 1–3 Sweden 
(Vaasa, Finland; 11 August 1976)
Biggest win
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Biggest defeat
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The Finnish national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Finland. The team qualified for the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship final tournament in 2009.

UEFA U-21 Championship Record[edit]

  • 1978: Finished 3rd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1980: Finished 3rd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1982: Finished 4th of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1984: Finished 3rd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1986: Finished 2nd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1988: Finished 3rd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1990: Finished 4th of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1992: Finished 3rd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1994: Finished 3rd of 6 in qualification group.
  • 1996: Finished 2nd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 1998: Finished 4th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2000: Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2002: Finished 4th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2004: Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2006: Finished 5th of 7 in qualification group.
  • 2007: Finished 3rd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 2009: Won qualification group 6 and beat Austria in play-offs. Qualified for the final tournament, where finished 4th of 4 in Group B.
  • 2011: Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2013: Finished 4th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2015: Finished 2nd of 6 in qualification group.

2015 UEFA Euro Under-21 qualification[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 10 9 1 0 31 2 +29 28
 Finland 10 4 4 2 17 10 +7 16
 Moldova 10 5 1 4 12 6 +6 16
 Wales 10 3 3 4 12 13 –1 12
 Lithuania 10 2 2 6 6 19 –13 8
 San Marino 10 1 1 8 2 30 –28 4
  England Finland Lithuania Moldova San Marino Wales
England  3–0 5–0 1–0 9–0 1–0
Finland  1–1 2–2 1–0 5–0 2–2
Lithuania  0–1 0–1 0–3 2–1 1–1
Moldova  0–3 1–0 3–0 2–0 0–0
San Marino  0–4 0–0 0–1 0–3 1–0
Wales  1–3 1–5 2–0 1–0 4–0


Results and fixtures[edit]

11 June 2013
17:00
Finland  2 – 2  Lithuania
Pohjanpalo Goal 14'
O'Shaughnessy Goal 90'
Report Spalvis Goal 53'70'

14 August 2013
16:00
Wales  1 – 5  Finland
Huws Goal 47' (pen.) Report Kastrati Goal 7'
Väyrynen Goal 11'30'57'
Yaghoubi Goal 39'
Nantporth, Bangor
Referee: Hugo Miguel (Portugal)

5 September 2013
18:00
Lithuania  0 – 1  Finland
Report Väyrynen Goal 53'
LFF Stadium, Vilnius
Referee: Ádám Németh (Hungary)

9 September 2013
18:00
Finland  1 – 1  England
Yaghoubi Goal 15' Report Berahino Goal 67'

15 October 2013
18:00
Moldova  1–0  Finland
Bogdan Goal 68' Report
Sheriff Stadium, Tiraspol
Referee: Wim Smet (Belgium)

14 November 2013
20:45
England  3–0  Finland
Keane Goal 21'
Berahino Goal 37'90+1'
Report

5 March 2014
20:30
San Marino  0–0  Finland
Report
Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle
Referee: Michael Johansen (Denmark)

1 June 2014
17:30
Finland  1–0  Moldova
Hatakka Goal 55' Report
Kymenlaakson Sähkö Stadion, Kouvola
Referee: Vadims Direktorenko (Latvia)

5 September 2014
18:00
Finland  2–2  Wales
Lod Goal 19'
Väyrynen Goal 87'
Report Burns Goal 65'
Evans Goal 69'
Veritas Stadion, Turku
Referee: Andreas Pappas (Greece)

9 September 2014
18:00
Finland  5–0  San Marino
Väyrynen Goal 8'
Väisänen Goal 26'
D. O'Shaughnessy Goal 57'
Hovi Goal 64'
Lam Goal 79'
Report

Current squad[edit]

The selections for 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification match against Moldova on September 5, 2014 and San Marino on September 9, 2014.[3][4]

Caps and goals as of September 9, 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Frédéric Gotte (1995-09-08) 8 September 1995 (age 19) 1 0 France AS Monaco
1GK Otso Virtanen (1994-04-03) 3 April 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Finland IFK Mariehamn
2DF Juuso Hämäläinen (1993-12-08) 8 December 1993 (age 20) 1 0 Finland Inter Turku
2DF Dani Hatakka (1994-03-12) 12 March 1994 (age 20) 10 0 Finland Honka
2DF Loorents Hertsi (1992-11-13) 13 November 1992 (age 22) 5 0 Finland Lahti
2DF Thomas Lam (1993-12-18) 18 December 1993 (age 20) 11 1 Netherlands PEC Zwolle
2DF Lum Rexhepi (1992-08-03) 3 August 1992 (age 22) 5 0 Finland Honka
2DF Janne Saksela (1993-03-14) 14 March 1993 (age 21) 4 0 Finland RoPS
2DF Daniel O'Shaughnessy (1994-09-10) 10 September 1994 (age 20) 5 1 England Brentford
2DF Sauli Väisänen (1994-06-05) 5 June 1994 (age 20) 4 1 Sweden AIK
3MF Mikko Viitikko (1995-04-18) 18 April 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Finland HJK
2DF Jerry Voutilainen (1995-03-29) 29 March 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Finland KuPS
3MF Nnaemeka Anyamele (1994-05-16) 16 May 1994 (age 20) 2 0 Finland Honka
3MF Jesper Brechtel (1994-01-21) 21 January 1994 (age 20) 7 0 Finland TPS
3MF Armend Kabashi (1995-12-04) 4 December 1995 (age 18) 2 0 Finland Honka
3MF Glen Kamara (1995-10-28) 28 October 1995 (age 19) 3 0 England Arsenal
3MF Robin Lod (1993-04-17) 17 April 1993 (age 21) 14 1 Finland HJK
3MF Matias Ojala (1995-02-28) 28 February 1995 (age 19) 1 0 Germany Hamburger SV
3MF Simon Skrabb (1995-01-19) 19 January 1995 (age 19) 3 0 Sweden Åtvidaberg
4FW Kimmo Hovi (1994-05-31) 31 May 1994 (age 20) 1 1 Finland Lahti
4FW Youness Rahimi (1995-02-13) 13 February 1995 (age 19) 1 0 Finland Honka
4FW Tim Väyrynen (1993-03-30) 30 March 1993 (age 21) 17 7 Germany Borussia Dortmund II

Recent callups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Finland under-21 squad and remain eligible:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Jesse Joronen (1993-03-21) 21 March 1993 (age 21) 13 0 England Fulham v.  Moldova, 1 June 2014
GK Saku-Pekka Sahlgren (1992-04-08) 8 April 1992 (age 22) 7 0 Finland RoPS v.  San Marino, 5 March 2014
GK Walter Viitala (1992-01-09) 9 January 1992 (age 22) 8 0 Finland Honka v.  San Marino, 5 March 2014
GK Ville Kauppinen (1993-01-10) 10 January 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Finland Haka v.  Lithuania, 10 September 2012
DF Nikolai Alho (1993-03-12) 12 March 1993 (age 21) 12 0 Finland HJK v.  San Marino, 9 September 2014
DF Felipe Aspegren (1994-02-12) 12 February 1994 (age 20) 6 0 Finland TPS v.  Moldova, 1 June 2014
DF Joel Mero (1995-02-07) 7 February 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach v.  Moldova, 1 June 2014
DF Miro Tenho (1995-09-02) 2 September 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Finland TPS v.  Moldova, 1 June 2014
DF Kevin Peth (1993-04-25) 25 April 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Finland Jaro v.  San Marino, 5 March 2014
DF Patrick O'Shaughnessy (1993-01-29) 29 January 1993 (age 21) 10 1 Finland PK-35 Vantaa v.  England, 14 November 2013
DF Atte Hoivala (1992-02-10) 10 February 1992 (age 22) 8 0 Finland MYPA v.  England, 14 November 2013
DF Patrick Aaltonen (1994-03-18) 18 March 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Finland HIFK v.  England, 9 September 2013
DF Samu Nieminen (1992-01-14) 14 January 1992 (age 22) 3 0 Latvia FK Kruoja v.  Wales, 14 August 2013
DF Benno Hanslian (1993-08-16) 16 August 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Finland JJK v.  Hungary, 26 March 2013
DF Jesper Engström (1992-04-24) 24 April 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Finland VPS v.  Lithuania, 15 October 2012
MF Matti Klinga (1994-12-10) 10 December 1994 (age 19) 6 1 Finland Lahti v.  San Marino, 9 September 2014
MF Matej Hradecky (1995-04-17) 17 April 1995 (age 19) 1 0 Finland TPS v.  San Marino, 9 September 2014
MF Aleksi Paananen (1993-01-25) 25 January 1993 (age 21) 13 0 Finland KuPS v.  Moldova, 1 June 2014
MF Marcus Heimonen (1993-10-11) 11 October 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Finland Honka v.  San Marino, 5 March 2014
MF Moshtagh Yaghoubi (1994-11-08) 8 November 1994 (age 20) 6 2 Russia Dynamo Moscow v.  San Marino, 5 March 2014
MF Kalle Kauppi (1992-05-06) 6 May 1992 (age 22) 9 0 Finland Inter Turku v.  England, 14 November 2013
MF Antti Mäkijärvi (1993-12-08) 8 December 1993 (age 20) 8 0 Finland Honka v.  Moldova, 15 October 2013
MF Emerik Grönroos (1994-07-06) 6 July 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Finland HJK v.  England, 9 September 2013
MF Santeri Ahola (1992-01-10) 10 January 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Finland Viikingit v.  Hungary, 26 March 2013
MF Solomon Duah (1993-01-07) 7 January 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Finland Inter Turku v.  Lithuania, 15 October 2012
MF Santeri Mäkinen (1992-04-09) 9 April 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Finland TPS v.  Hungary, 15 August 2012
FW Pyry Soiri (1994-09-22) 22 September 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Finland MYPA v.  Moldova, 1 June 2014
FW Juho Lehtonen (1992-08-03) 3 August 1992 (age 22) 9 0 Finland TPS v.  England, 14 November 2013
FW Antto Hilska (1993-09-22) 22 September 1993 (age 21) 4 1 Finland JJK v.  Moldova, 15 October 2013
FW Kastriot Kastrati (1993-10-02) 2 October 1993 (age 21) 4 1 Unattached v.  England, 9 September 2013
FW Joel Pohjanpalo (1994-09-13) 13 September 1994 (age 20) 10 2 Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf v.  Lithuania, 11 June 2013

Coaching staff[edit]

Past squads[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]