Finland national football team

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Finland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Huuhkajat
(The Eagle-owls)[1]
AssociationFootball Association of Finland
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMarkku Kanerva
CaptainTim Sparv
Most capsJari Litmanen (137)
Top scorerJari Litmanen (32)
Home stadiumHelsinki Olympic Stadium
FIFA codeFIN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 55 Increase 1 (22 October 2020)[2]
Highest33 (March 2007)
Lowest110 (July–August 2017)
Elo ranking
Current 43 Increase 4 (26 October 2020)[3]
Highest30[4] (March 2002)
Lowest125[4] (1962–63)
First international
Finland 2–5 Sweden 
(Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire; 22 October 1911)
as Finland
 Sweden 1–0 Finland 
(Stockholm, Sweden; 29 May 1919)
Biggest win
 Finland 10–2 Estonia 
(Helsinki, Finland; 11 August 1922)
 Finland 8–0 San Marino 
(Helsinki, Finland; 17 November 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 13–0 Finland 
(Leipzig, Germany; 1 September 1940)
European Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2020 (played in 2021))
National team against Denmark in 1933.

The Finland national football team (Finnish: Suomen jalkapallomaajoukkue, Swedish: Finlands fotbollslandslag) represents Finland in men's international football competitions and it is controlled by the Football Association of Finland, The team has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup finals in history, The team has a member of FIFA since 1904 and UEFA member since 1957.

Finland had not qualified a major tournament until securing a spot in the 2020 European Championship (postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic) and are the only Nordic team alongside minnows Faroe Islands to have never reached the FIFA World Cup finals. After many decades of relative obscurity, the nation made progression in the 2000s, achieving notable results against established European teams and reaching a peak of 33rd in the FIFA World Rankings in 2007. After a few years of poor results, they dipped to an all-time low of 110th in the FIFA rankings in 2017, but then began to rise up again and, as of June 2020, they sit at 58th.

History[edit]

Early history[edit]

The Football Association of Finland was founded in 1907 and became a member of FIFA in 1908. At the time, Finland was an autonomous grand duchy of the Russian Empire. Finland played its first international on 22 October 1911, as Sweden beat the Finns at the Eläintarha Stadium in Helsinki. Finland participated the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, beating Italy and the Russian Empire, but losing the bronze medal match against the Netherlands.

Period of dispersion[edit]

After the 1918 Civil War, the Finnish sports movement was divided into the right-wing Finnish Gymnastics and Sports Federation (SVUL) and the leftist Finnish Workers' Sports Federation (TUL), Finnish Football Association was a member of the SVUL.[5] Both sides had their own championship series, and between 1919 and 1939 the Finland national team was selected of the Football Association players only. The Finnish Workers' Sports Federation football team in turn, participated the competitions of the international labour movement.[6]

However, since the late 1920s several top footballers defected from TUL and joined the Football Association to be eligible for the national team. During the 1930s, these ″defectors″ formed the spine of the national team. For example, the Finland squad at the 1936 Summer Olympics was composed of eight former TUL players.[6] In 1937, Finland participated the FIFA World Cup qualification for the first time, losing all three matches against Sweden, Germany and Estonia.

Since 1939, TUL players were selected to the national team and finally in 1956, the TUL and Football Association series were merged.[6]

Post-war years[edit]

The 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki saw the Finnish hosts lose to Austria in the first round. Finland did, however, win the unofficial Nordic championship in 1964 and 1966.[7]

Finland also took part in European Championship qualifying since the 1968 event, but had to wait for its first win until 1978.

Later 20th century[edit]

The results of the team improved somewhat in the late 1970s and the 1980s. Finland missed out on qualification for Euro 1980 by just a point and for the 1986 World Cup by two points. Finland was invited to take part in the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow after many Western countries announced they would boycott the games, but failed to progress from its group.

By the mid-1990s Finland started to have more players in high-profile European leagues, led by the Ajax superstar Jari Litmanen. In 1996 Danish Euro 1992 winning coach Richard Møller Nielsen was hired to take Finland to the 1998 World Cup. The team enjoyed mixed fortunes in the campaign, high points of which were a draw and a win away to Norway and Switzerland respectively. Going into the last match, Finland would have needed a win at home to Hungary to earn a place in the play-offs. They led the game 1–0 going into injury time, but scored an own goal, and once again the dreams of qualification were over. Møller Nielsen also tried to lead Finland to Euro 2000. In this campaign the Finns recorded a sensational win away to Turkey, but couldn't compete with Germany and Turkey in the long run.

Antti Muurinen succeeded Møller Nielsen as coach in 2000. He had arguably the most talented group of Finnish players ever at his disposal, including players such as Antti Niemi, Sami Hyypiä, Teemu Tainio and Mikael Forssell in addition to the legendary Litmanen. The team also performed quite well under him in qualification for the 2002 World Cup despite a difficult draw, earning two draws against Germany and a home draw with England as well as beating Greece 5–1 in Helsinki. In the end, however, England and Germany proved too strong, and the Finns finished third in the group, but were the only team in that group not to lose at home. Hopes were high going into qualification for Euro 2004 after the promising last campaign and friendly wins over the likes of Norway, Belgium and Portugal (which seen the Finns jump from 40th–30th in the Elo ranking[4]). However, Finland started the campaign by losing to Wales and Yugoslavia (later Serbia and Montenegro, now two separate nations). These losses were followed by two defeats by Italy, and a 3–0 home win over Serbia and Montenegro was little consolation, as the Finns finished fourth in the group. In qualification for the 2006 World Cup Finland failed to score a single point in six matches against the top three teams in their group, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Romania. Muurinen was sacked in June 2005, and he was replaced by caretaker Jyrki Heliskoski, but results didn't improve.

In August 2005, it was announced that Roy Hodgson would become the new Finland coach in 2006, and he started in the job in January of that year. Hodgson stepped down as manager after they failed to qualify for Euro 2008.[8] His replacement was a Scotsman, Stuart Baxter, who signed a contract until the end of the 2012 European Championship qualification campaign.[9]

Recent history[edit]

In the Euro 2008 qualifying Finland needed to win their last qualifying game away at Portugal to qualify for their first major football tournament. However, the match ended 0–0 meaning the team missed out on qualification to the tournament, with Finland ending the group stage with 24 points and Portugal with 27 points. However, the performance in qualifying led to the Finns gaining their best-ever FIFA world ranking to date at the position of 33rd.

The 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign under new head coach Stuart Baxter saw Finland again finish third in their group with five wins, three draws and two defeats. They were the only team in qualifying not to lose to eventual 3rd-place finishers Germany; in both the home and away matches Finland had led Germany only to concede late equalisers. Finland finished a disappointing fourth in Euro 2012 qualifying, with only three wins, two of them against minnows San Marino.

In the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign, Finland's best result was a 1–1 draw at reigning world champions Spain. They finished third in the five-team Group I, behind Spain and France. Finland finished fourth in Euro 2016 qualifying but achieved another noteworthy result. Joel Pohjanpalo's goal gave the Finns a 1–0 win at former European champions Greece, who had reached the second round of the 2014 World Cup and were the top seeds of their qualifying group.

The 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign saw Finland finish a disappointing fifth in their group with only two wins, although one of them was over Iceland, who finished top of the qualifying group.

On 15 November 2019, Finland managed to qualify to the first major tournament, UEFA Euro 2020, in their history after defeating Liechtenstein 3–0.[10] The successful qualifying campaign in Group J, was aided by a distinctive performance of Teemu Pukki, who scored ten goals in the qualifications.[11]

Home stadiums[edit]

Most of Finland's important home matches are played at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in the capital Helsinki. It has been Finland's principal home stadium ever since its construction was completed in 1938. Before that Pallokenttä in Helsinki was mainly used.

Today, some qualifying matches against lower profile opponents and some friendlies are hosted at the Tampere Stadium in Tampere and Veritas Stadion in Turku. Helsinki's Telia 5G -areena, which has artificial turf, is also used for some friendlies and qualifiers. During reconstruction of Helsinki Olympic Stadium in 2016–19 Tampere Stadium serves as the main stadium for qualifying games.

The Finnish National Team Supporters at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in 2009.

Competitive record[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter Did not enter
Italy 1934
France 1938 Did not qualify 3 0 0 3 0 7
Brazil 1950 Withdrew during qualifying 2 0 1 1 1 4
Switzerland 1954 Did not qualify 4 0 2 2 7 13
Sweden 1958 4 0 0 4 2 19
Chile 1962 4 0 0 4 3 12
England 1966 6 1 0 5 5 20
Mexico 1970 6 1 0 5 6 28
West Germany 1974 6 1 1 4 3 21
Argentina 1978 6 2 0 4 11 16
Spain 1982 8 1 0 7 4 27
Mexico 1986 8 3 2 3 7 12
Italy 1990 6 1 1 4 4 16
United States 1994 10 2 1 7 9 18
France 1998 8 3 2 3 11 12
South Korea Japan 2002 8 3 3 2 12 7
Germany 2006 12 5 1 6 21 19
South Africa 2010 10 5 3 2 14 14
Brazil 2014 8 2 3 3 5 9
Russia 2018 10 2 3 5 9 13
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total 0/23 129 32 23 74 134 287

European Championship record[edit]

UEFA European Championship record UEFA European Championship qualifying record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
France 1960 Did not enter Did not enter
Spain 1964
Italy 1968 Did not qualify 6 0 2 4 5 12
Belgium 1972 6 0 1 5 1 16
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1976 6 0 1 5 3 13
Italy 1980 6 2 2 2 10 15
France 1984 6 0 1 5 3 14
West Germany 1988 6 1 1 4 4 10
Sweden 1992 8 1 4 3 5 8
England 1996 10 5 0 5 18 18
Belgium Netherlands 2000 8 3 1 4 13 13
Portugal 2004 8 3 1 4 9 10
Austria Switzerland 2008 14 6 6 2 13 7
Poland Ukraine 2012 10 3 1 6 16 16
France 2016 10 3 3 4 9 10
European Union 2020 Qualified 10 6 0 4 16 10
Germany 2024 To be determined To be determined
Total 1/17 114 33 24 57 125 172

UEFA Nations League[edit]

UEFA Nations League record
Year Division Round Pos Pld W D* L GF GA
2018–19 C Group stage
Promoted
1st 6 4 0 2 5 3
2020–21 B To be determined
Total Group stage
League C
1/1 6 4 0 2 5 3

Summer Olympics[edit]

Olympics record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Greece 1896 was not involved
France 1900
United States 1904
United Kingdom 1908
Sweden 1912 Fourth Place 4th 4 2 0 2 5 16
Since 1917, Declaration of Independence Finland
Belgium 1920 Did not qualify
France 1924
Netherlands 1928
United States 1932
Nazi Germany 1936 Round of 16 14th 1 0 0 1 3 7
United Kingdom 1948 Did not qualify
Finland 1952 Round of 16 9th 1 0 0 1 3 4
Australia 1956 Did not qualify
Italy 1960
Japan 1964
Mexico 1968
West Germany 1972
Canada 1976
Soviet Union 1980 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1 3 2
United States 1984 Did not qualify
South Korea 1988
Spain 1992
United States 1996
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012
Brazil 2016
Japan 2020
France 2024 To be determined
United States 2028 To be determined
Total 4/25 0 Titles 9 3 1 5 14 29

Nordic Football Championship[edit]

Nordic Football Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
1929–32 Fourth place 4th 12 2 2 8 23 52
1933–36 12 3 1 8 18 36
1937–47 12 1 1 10 12 51
1948–51 12 1 3 8 11 28
1952–55 12 1 1 10 13 53
1956–59 12 0 1 11 8 44
1960–63 12 2 2 8 14 37
1964–67 Third place 3rd 12 5 2 5 14 17
1968–71 Fourth place 4th 12 0 4 8 10 31
1972–77 12 1 4 7 10 26
1978–80 6 1 4 7 10 26
1981–85 6 1 1 4 7 11
2000–01 Champions 1st 5 4 0 1 7 3
Total 1 Title 13/14 137 21 24 92 150 401
  • Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won.

Baltic Cup[edit]

Baltic Cup (football) Record
Year Result GP W D L GS GA
2012 Runners-up 2 1 1 0 3 2
2014 Third place 2 1 0 1 2 1
Total 2/27 4 2 1 1 5 3

All–time record against all nations[edit]

This list is Finland national team complete records, both friendlies and competitive matches.[12]

Recent fixtures and results[edit]

2019[edit]

15 November 2019 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifyingFinland 3–0 LiechtensteinHelsinki, Finland
19:00 (UTC+1)
Report Stadium: Telia 5G -areena
Referee: Benoît Bastien (France)
18 November 2019 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifyingGreece 2–1 FinlandHeraklion, Greece
21:45 (UTC+1)
Report
Stadium: Pankritio Stadium
Referee: Aleksei Eskov (Russia)

2020[edit]

3 September 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations LeagueFinland 0–1 WalesHelsinki, Finland
21:45 (UTC+3) Report
Stadium: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Daniel Siebert (Germany)
6 September 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations LeagueRepublic of Ireland 0–1 FinlandDublin, Ireland
17:00 (UTC+1) Report
Stadium: Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Fabio Maresca (Italy)
7 October 2020 FriendlyPoland 5–1 FinlandGdańsk, Poland
20:45 (UTC+2)
Report
Stadium: Stadion Energa Gdańsk
Referee: Michal Ocenáš (Slovakia)
14 October 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations LeagueFinland 1–0 Republic of IrelandHelsinki, Finland
18:00 (UTC+3)
Report Stadium: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Referee: Lionel Tschudi (Switzerland)
11 November 2020 FriendlyFrance v FinlandSaint-Denis, France
21:10 (UTC+2) Stadium: Stade de France

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the friendly match against Poland on 7 October 2020 and 2020–21 UEFA Nations League B matches against Bulgaria and Republic of Ireland on 11 October and 14 October 2020.[13][14][15] Teemu Pukki, Jukka Raitala and Tim Sparv only played in the matches against Bulgaria and Republic of Ireland.
Caps and goals as of 14 October 2020 after the game against Republic of Ireland.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Lukáš Hrádecký (Vice captain) (1989-11-24) 24 November 1989 (age 30) 62 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
23 1GK Niki Mäenpää (1985-01-23) 23 January 1985 (age 35) 26 0 Unattached
12 1GK Jesse Joronen (1993-03-21) 21 March 1993 (age 27) 9 0 Italy Brescia

4 2DF Joona Toivio (1988-04-04) 4 April 1988 (age 32) 67 3 Sweden Häcken
22 2DF Jukka Raitala (1988-09-15) 15 September 1988 (age 32) 53 0 Canada Montreal Impact
2 2DF Paulus Arajuuri (1988-06-15) 15 June 1988 (age 32) 45 3 Cyprus Pafos
18 2DF Jere Uronen (1994-07-13) 13 July 1994 (age 26) 45 1 Belgium Genk
5 2DF Juhani Ojala (1989-06-19) 19 June 1989 (age 31) 29 1 Denmark Vejle
3 2DF Albin Granlund (1989-09-01) 1 September 1989 (age 31) 19 0 Sweden Örebro
16 2DF Juha Pirinen (1991-10-22) 22 October 1991 (age 29) 19 0 Slovakia Trenčín
2DF Daniel O'Shaughnessy (1994-09-14) 14 September 1994 (age 26) 6 0 Finland HJK
15 2DF Leo Väisänen (1997-07-23) 23 July 1997 (age 23) 5 0 Sweden Elfsborg
17 2DF Nikolai Alho (1993-03-12) 12 March 1993 (age 27) 4 0 Finland HJK

14 3MF Tim Sparv (Captain) (1987-02-20) 20 February 1987 (age 33) 78 1 Greece AEL
11 3MF Rasmus Schüller (1991-06-18) 18 June 1991 (age 29) 42 0 Finland HJK
13 3MF Pyry Soiri (1994-09-22) 22 September 1994 (age 26) 26 5 Denmark Esbjerg
6 3MF Glen Kamara (1995-10-28) 28 October 1995 (age 24) 24 1 Scotland Rangers
19 3MF Joni Kauko (1990-07-12) 12 July 1990 (age 30) 21 0 Denmark Esbjerg
9 3MF Fredrik Jensen (1997-09-09) 9 September 1997 (age 23) 16 7 Germany Augsburg
8 3MF Robert Taylor (1994-10-21) 21 October 1994 (age 26) 14 1 Norway Brann
21 3MF Ilmari Niskanen (1997-10-12) 12 October 1997 (age 23) 4 1 Germany Ingolstadt

10 4FW Teemu Pukki (1990-03-29) 29 March 1990 (age 30) 84 25 England Norwich City
20 4FW Joel Pohjanpalo (1994-09-13) 13 September 1994 (age 26) 37 7 Germany Union Berlin
7 4FW Rasmus Karjalainen (1996-04-04) 4 April 1996 (age 24) 12 1 Sweden Örebro

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the team in the last twelve months. Only players available for call-up, not retired players.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Anssi Jaakkola (1987-03-13) 13 March 1987 (age 33) 3 0 England Bristol Rovers v.  Republic of Ireland, 6 September 2020

DF Thomas Lam INJ (1993-12-18) 18 December 1993 (age 26) 24 0 Netherlands PEC Zwolle v.  Republic of Ireland, 14 October 2020
DF Niko Hämäläinen (1997-03-05) 5 March 1997 (age 23) 2 0 England Queens Park Rangers v.  Republic of Ireland, 6 September 2020
DF Sauli Väisänen WD (1994-06-05) 5 June 1994 (age 26) 18 0 Italy Chievo v.  Republic of Ireland, 6 September 2020

MF Robin Lod (1993-04-17) 17 April 1993 (age 27) 39 3 United States Minnesota United v.  Greece, 18 November 2019
MF Simon Skrabb (1995-01-19) 19 January 1995 (age 25) 14 0 Italy Brescia v.  Greece, 18 November 2019

FW Lassi Lappalainen INJ (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 22) 7 0 Canada Montreal Impact v.  Republic of Ireland, 14 October 2020
FW Jasse Tuominen INJ (1995-11-12) 12 November 1995 (age 24) 15 1 Sweden Häcken v.  Republic of Ireland, 14 October 2020
FW Santeri Hostikka (1997-09-30) 30 September 1997 (age 23) 0 0 Poland Pogoń Szczecin v.  Republic of Ireland, 6 September 2020
  • INJ = Withdrew due to an injury.
  • WD = Withdrew due to private reasons

Coaching staff[edit]

[16][17][18]

Position Name
Head Coach Finland Markku Kanerva
Assistant Coach Finland Mika Nurmela
Assistant Coach Finland Kari Martonen
Goalkeeping Coach Finland Antti Niemi
Fitness Coach Finland Jari-Pekka Keurulainen
Physiotherapists Finland Jari-Pekka Keurulainen
Finland Paavo Leiramo
Video Analyst Finland Henri Lehto
Doctor Finland Heikki Kinnunen
Osteopath Finland Hannu Kanerva
Kit Manager Finland Jari Parikka
Team Manager Finland Lennart Wangel

Player records[edit]

As of 14 October 2020
  • Players who are still active and available for selection are in bold

Most capped players[edit]

Rank Name Career Caps Goals
1 Jari Litmanen 1989–2010 137 32
2 Sami Hyypiä 1992–2010 105 5
Jonatan Johansson 1996–2010 105 22
4 Ari Hjelm 1983–1996 100 20
5 Joonas Kolkka 1994–2010 98 11
6 Mikael Forssell 1999–2014 87 29
7 Erkka Petäjä 1983–1994 84 0
Teemu Pukki 2009– 84 25
9 Tim Sparv 2009– 78 1
10 Arto Tolsa 1964–1981 77 10

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Career Goals Caps Average
1 Jari Litmanen 1989–2010 32 137 0.23
2 Mikael Forssell 1999–2014 29 87 0.33
3 Teemu Pukki 2009– 25 83 0.3
4 Jonatan Johansson 1996–2010 22 105 0.21
5 Ari Hjelm 1983–1996 20 100 0.2
6 Mika-Matti Paatelainen 1986–2000 18 70 0.23
7 Verner Eklöf 1919–1927 17 32 0.53
8 Aulis Koponen 1924–1935 16 39 0.41
Gunnar Åström 1923–1937 16 44 0.36
10 Alexei Eremenko 2003–2013 14 57 0.25

Managers[edit]

Last updated: 13 Oct 2015.

Tenure Nat Coach Record
G W D L Win %
1911–21 None 17 6 2 9 035.29
1922 Finland Jarl Öhman 4 1 0 3 025.00
1923–35 None 77 22 12 43 028.57
1936–37 Germany Ferdinand Fabra 8 1 1 6 012.50
1937–38 None 9 3 0 6 033.33
1939 Hungary Gábor Obitz 6 1 0 5 016.67
1939–43 None 7 0 1 6 000.00
1945 Sweden Axel Mårtensson 2 0 0 2 000.00
1946 Finland Niilo Tammisalo 3 0 0 3 000.00
1947–55 Finland Aatos Lehtonen 51 7 9 35 013.73
1955–58 Germany Kurt Weinreich 23 3 1 19 013.04
1959–61 Finland Aatos Lehtonen 19 3 0 16 015.79
1962–74 Finland Olavi Laaksonen 91 16 21 54 017.58
1975 Finland Martti Kosma 2 0 1 1 000.00
1975–78 Finland Aulis Rytkönen 30 8 4 18 026.67
1979–81 Finland Esko Malm 27 4 6 17 014.81
1982–87 Finland Martti Kuusela 53 9 11 33 016.98
1988–92 Finland Jukka Vakkila 48 7 21 20 014.58
1993–94 Finland Tommy Lindholm 25 5 7 13 020.00
1994–96 Finland Jukka Ikäläinen 21 7 4 10 033.33
1996–99 Denmark Richard Møller Nielsen 34 9 12 13 026.47
2000–05 Finland Antti Muurinen 72 34 12 26 047.22
2005 Finland Jyrki Heliskoski (caretaker) 6 2 2 2 033.33
2006–07 England Roy Hodgson 22 6 11 5 027.27
2008–10 England Stuart Baxter 31 8 6 17 025.81
2010-2011 Finland Olli Huttunen (caretaker) 1 1 0 0 100.00
2011 Finland Markku Kanerva (caretaker) 2 0 1 1 000.00
2011–2015 Finland Mixu Paatelainen 43 17 11 15 039.53
2015 Finland Markku Kanerva (caretaker) 5 3 2 0 060.00
2016 Sweden Hans Backe 13 0 3 10 000.00
2016– Finland Markku Kanerva 26 13 5 8 050.00
Total 749 182 160 407 024.30

Honours[edit]

Minor tournaments[edit]

Kits and crest[edit]

Finland's kit are currently supplied by American brand Nike, Inc. They replaced German company Adidas who supplied Finland's kits between 1979 and 2014.

Kit sponsorship[edit]

Kit supplier Period
Germany Adidas 1979–2014
United States Nike 2014–

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 22 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 26 October 2020. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "World Football Elo Ratings: Finland". World Football Elo Ratings. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  5. ^ Andersen, Svein S.; Ronglan, Lars Tore (2012). Nordic Elite Sports: Same Ambitions - Different Tracks. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press. pp. 85–88. ISBN 978-876-30024-5-5.
  6. ^ a b c Syrjäläinen, Antti (2008). Miksi siksi loikkariksi? Huippu-urheilijoiden loikkaukset TUL:sta SVUL:oon 1919–1939. Joensuu: University of Joensuu. pp. 45–47. ISBN 978-952-21913-7-3.
  7. ^ rsssf Nordic championship 1964–66.
  8. ^ Hodgson to return for Inter role BBC Sport, 1 December 2007
  9. ^ Suomen Palloliitto – Etusivu Archived 2011-05-25 at the Wayback Machine (in Finnish)
  10. ^ "Finland 3–0 Liechtenstein". BBC. 15 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Teemu Pukki: From failures in Europe to Finland great - the fall and rise of the Norwich striker". BBC. 12 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 June 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ Huuhkajat nimetty lokakuun otteluihin
  14. ^ Teemu Pukki ja Tim Sparv jäävät pois Puolasta
  15. ^ Lam ja Lappalainen sivuun Huuhkajista
  16. ^ "Markku Kanerva A-maajoukkueen päävalmentajaksi". Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  17. ^ Kari Martonen Huuhkajien valmennusryhmään
  18. ^ Valmennus ja joukkueenjohto

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