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Finland National Football Team

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
FIFA ranking
Current 55 Increase 1 (16 September 2021)[2]
Highest33 (March 2007)
Lowest110 (July-August 2017)
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)
Best resultGroup stage (2020)
Olympic Games
Appearances4 (first in 1912)
Best resultFourth place (1912)

The Finland national football team (Finnish: Suomen jalkapallomaajoukkue, Swedish: Finlands fotbollslandslag) represents Finland in men's international football competitions and is controlled by the Football Association of Finland, the governing body for football in Finland. The team has been a member of FIFA since 1904 and a UEFA member since 1957.

Unlike most European nations, ice hockey is very popular in Finland, which diverts athletic talent away from football, contributing to its historic lack of success in any major tournament qualifiers. Finland had never qualified for a major tournament until securing a spot at UEFA Euro 2020 (postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic). 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

Finland team paying a Moscow XI in Moscow 1912

Early history

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

National team against Denmark in 1933.

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

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

Finnish team after the victory over Yugoslavia in 1950.

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.

Jari Litmanen is widely regarded as Finland's greatest footballer of all time.

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

Markku Kanerva managed to lead his Finnish national team to first time qualification to a UEFA European Tournament.

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]

On 12 June 2021 in the Euro 2020 Finland had their first victory on their debut in a major tournament finals, Joel Pohjanpalo scored the only goal, a header in a 1-0 win over Denmark to grant his country their first goal and win in a major competition.[12] Unfortunately, having lost the next two games from both Russia and Belgium, Finland was eliminated from the group stage alongside fellow debutants North Macedonia as a result of their poor performance after being edged out by fourth placed team Ukraine due to goal difference.

Home stadiums

Helsinki Central Station Lantern Carriers supporting the Finnish football team at the 2020 European Championships in 2021.
The Finnish national team supporters at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in 2009.

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 Bolt Arena, which has artificial turf, is also used for some friendlies and qualifiers. During the reconstruction of Helsinki Olympic Stadium in 2016-20, Tampere Stadium served as the main stadium for qualifying games.

Kits and crest

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

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

Results and fixtures

2020

3 September 2020 2020-21 UEFA Nations League Finland  0-1  Wales Helsinki, Finland
21:45 (UTC+3) Report
Stadium: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Daniel Siebert (Germany)
6 September 2020 2020-21 UEFA Nations League Republic of Ireland  0-1  Finland Dublin, Ireland
17:00 (UTC+1) Report
Stadium: Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Fabio Maresca (Italy)
7 October 2020 Friendly Poland  5-1  Finland Gda?sk, Poland
20:45 (UTC+2)
Report
Stadium: Stadion Energa Gda?sk
Referee: Michal Ocená? (Slovakia)
14 October 2020 2020-21 UEFA Nations League Finland  1-0  Republic of Ireland Helsinki, Finland
18:00 (UTC+3)
Report Stadium: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Referee: Lionel Tschudi (Switzerland)
11 November 2020 Friendly France  0-2  Finland Saint-Denis, France
21:10 (UTC+2) Report
Stadium: Stade de France
Attendance: 0
Referee: Nikola Popov (Bulgaria)
15 November 2020 2020-21 UEFA Nations League Bulgaria  1-2  Finland Sofia, Bulgaria
21:45 (UTC+2)
Report
Stadium: Vasil Levski National Stadium
Referee: Donatas Rum?as (Lithuania)
18 November 2020 2020-21 UEFA Nations League Wales  3-1  Finland Cardiff, Wales
19:45 (UTC)
Report
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (Spain)

2021

28 March 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Ukraine  1-1  Finland Kyiv, Ukraine
21:45 UTC+3
Report
Stadium: NSK Olimpiyskiy
Attendance: 0
Referee: István Kovács (Romania)
31 March 2021 Friendly Switzerland   3-2  Finland St. Gallen, Switzerland
21:45 UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Kybunpark
Attendance: 0
Referee: Manuel Schüttengruber (Austria)
29 May 2021 Friendly Sweden  2-0  Finland Solna, Sweden
18:00 UTC+2
Report Stadium: Friends Arena
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (Denmark)
4 June 2021 Friendly Finland  0-1  Estonia Helsinki, Finland
19:00 UTC+3 Report
Stadium: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Referee: Jørgen Burchardt (Denmark)
12 June 2021 UEFA Euro 2020 Denmark  0-1  Finland Copenhagen, Denmark
18:00 (UTC+2) Report Stadium: Parken Stadium
Attendance: 15,200
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)
Note: In the 43rd minute, the match was suspended after Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch. The match was resumed at 20:30 CEST.
16 June 2021 UEFA Euro 2020 Finland  0-1  Russia Saint Petersburg, Russia
16:00 (UTC+3) Report
Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium
Attendance: 24,540
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
21 June 2021 UEFA Euro 2020 Finland  0-2  Belgium Saint Petersburg, Russia
22:00 (UTC+3) Report
Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium
Attendance: 18,545
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
1 September 2021 Friendly Finland  0-0  Wales Helsinki, Finland
Report Stadium: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 4,357
Referee: Kristo Tohver (Estonia)
7 September 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying France  2-0  Finland Lyon, France
20:45 UTC+2
Report Stadium: Groupama Stadium
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (Germany)
9 October 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Finland  v  Ukraine Finland
19:00 UTC+3
12 October 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Kazakhstan  v  Finland Kazakhstan
20:00 UTC+6
13 November 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Bosnia and Herzegovina  v  Finland Bosnia and Herzegovina
15:00 UTC+1
16 November 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Finland  v  France Finland
21:45 UTC+2

2022

17 January 2022 (2022-01-17) Friendly Qatar  v  Finland TBD, Japan
Stadium: TBD

Coaching staff

[13][14][15]

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

Coaching history

As of 13 October 2015.

Players

Current squad

The following players have been called up for the friendly match against Wales on 1 September 2021 and 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Kazakhstan on 4 September and France on 7 September 2021.[16][17]
Caps and goals as of 7 September 2021, after the match against  France.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Luká? Hrádecký (vice-captain) (1989-11-24) 24 November 1989 (age 31) 70 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
12 1GK Jesse Joronen (1993-03-21) 21 March 1993 (age 28) 14 0 Italy Brescia
1GK Carljohan Eriksson (1995-04-25) 25 April 1995 (age 26) 1 0 Sweden Mjällby

2 2DF Paulus Arajuuri (1988-06-15) 15 June 1988 (age 33) 56 3 Cyprus Anorthosis
3 2DF Daniel O'Shaughnessy (1994-09-14) 14 September 1994 (age 27) 16 0 Finland HJK
4 2DF Joona Toivio (1988-03-10) 10 March 1988 (age 33) 77 3 Sweden Häcken
5 2DF Leo Väisänen (1997-07-23) 23 July 1997 (age 24) 11 0 Sweden Elfsborg
15 2DF Niko Hämäläinen (1997-03-05) 5 March 1997 (age 24) 8 0 United States LA Galaxy
17 2DF Nikolai Alho (1993-03-12) 12 March 1993 (age 28) 16 0 Hungary MTK
18 2DF Jere Uronen (1994-07-13) 13 July 1994 (age 27) 54 1 France Brest
22 2DF Jukka Raitala (1988-09-15) 15 September 1988 (age 33) 61 0 United States Minnesota United
25 2DF Robert Ivanov (1994-09-19) 19 September 1994 (age 27) 5 0 Poland Warta Pozna?

6 3MF Glen Kamara (1995-10-28) 28 October 1995 (age 25) 36 1 Scotland Rangers
7 3MF Robert Taylor (1994-10-21) 21 October 1994 (age 26) 22 1 Norway Brann
9 3MF Fredrik Jensen (1997-09-09) 9 September 1997 (age 24) 23 7 Germany FC Augsburg
11 3MF Rasmus Schüller (1991-06-18) 18 June 1991 (age 30) 55 0 Sweden Djurgården
13 3MF Pyry Soiri (1994-09-22) 22 September 1994 (age 26) 34 5 Unattached
14 3MF Tim Sparv (captain) (1987-02-20) 20 February 1987 (age 34) 84 1 Finland HJK
24 3MF Onni Valakari (1999-08-18) 18 August 1999 (age 22) 7 1 Cyprus Pafos
3MF Kaan Kairinen (1998-12-22) 22 December 1998 (age 22) 5 0 Norway Lillestrøm
3MF Jasin-Amin Assehnoun (1998-12-26) 26 December 1998 (age 22) 2 0 Netherlands Emmen
3MF Urho Nissilä (1996-04-04) 4 April 1996 (age 25) 3 0 Finland KuPS

10 4FW Teemu Pukki (1990-03-29) 29 March 1990 (age 31) 96 30 England Norwich City
20 4FW Joel Pohjanpalo (1994-09-13) 13 September 1994 (age 27) 48 11 Turkey Çaykur Rizespor
26 4FW Marcus Forss (1999-06-18) 18 June 1999 (age 22) 9 1 England Brentford
4FW Santeri Hostikka (1997-09-30) 30 September 1997 (age 23) 1 0 Finland HJK

Recent call-ups

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 34) 3 0 England Bristol Rovers UEFA Euro 2020
GK Niki Mäenpää (1985-01-23) 23 January 1985 (age 36) 27 0 Italy Venezia v.   Switzerland, 31 March 2021

DF Thomas Lam (1993-12-18) 18 December 1993 (age 27) 26 0 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia UEFA Euro 2020
DF Sauli Väisänen (1994-06-05) 5 June 1994 (age 27) 20 0 Italy Cosenza UEFA Euro 2020 INJ
DF Aapo Halme (1998-05-22) 22 May 1998 (age 23) 0 0 England Barnsley v.  Estonia, 4 June 2021 PRE
DF Albin Granlund (1989-09-01) 1 September 1989 (age 32) 19 0 Poland Stal Mielec v.  Estonia, 4 June 2021 PRE
DF Juhani Ojala (1989-06-19) 19 June 1989 (age 32) 32 1 Scotland Motherwell v.  Estonia, 4 June 2021 PRE
DF Juha Pirinen (1991-10-22) 22 October 1991 (age 29) 20 0 Slovakia Tren?ín v.   Switzerland, 31 March 2021

MF Robin Lod (1993-04-17) 17 April 1993 (age 28) 48 4 United States Minnesota United UEFA Euro 2020
MF Joni Kauko (1990-07-12) 12 July 1990 (age 31) 28 0 India ATK Mohun Bagan UEFA Euro 2020
MF Ilmari Niskanen (1997-10-12) 12 October 1997 (age 23) 6 1 Scotland Dundee United v.  Wales, 18 November 2020

FW Lassi Lappalainen (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 23) 9 0 Canada CF Montréal UEFA Euro 2020
FW Roope Riski (1991-08-16) 16 August 1991 (age 30) 6 1 Finland HJK v.  Estonia, 4 June 2021 PRE
FW Rasmus Karjalainen (1996-04-04) 4 April 1996 (age 25) 13 1 Sweden Helsingborg v.   Switzerland, 31 March 2021
FW Jasse Tuominen (1995-11-12) 12 November 1995 (age 25) 15 1 Sweden Häcken v.  Republic of Ireland, 14 October 2020 INJ

INJ = Withdrew due to an injury
WD = Withdrew due to a non-injury issue
PRE = Preliminary squad / standby

Player records

As of 7 September 2021[18]
Players in bold are still active with Finland.

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Result 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 Group stage 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 0/21 129 32 23 74 134 287

UEFA European Championship

UEFA European Championship record Qualifying record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad 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 Group stage 17th 3 1 0 2 1 3 Squad 10 6 0 4 16 10
Germany 2024 To be determined To be determined
Total Group stage 1/16 3 1 0 2 1 3 -- 114 33 24 57 125 172

UEFA Nations League

UEFA Nations League record
Season Division Group Pos Pld W D L GF GA P/R RK
Portugal 2018-19 C 2 1st 6 4 0 2 5 3 Rise 28th
Italy 2020-21 B 4 2nd 6 4 0 2 7 5 Same position 21st
2022-23 B To be determined
Total 12 8 0 4 12 8 21st

Olympic Games

Olympic Games record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
Greece 1896 No football tournament was held
France 1900 Did not enter
United States 1904
United Kingdom 1908
Sweden 1912 Fourth place 4th 4 2 0 2 5 16 Squad
Since 1917, Declaration of Independence Finland
Belgium 1920 Did not enter
France 1924
Netherlands 1928
United States 1932 No football tournament was held
Nazi Germany 1936 Round of 16 14th 1 0 0 1 3 7 Squad
United Kingdom 1948 Did not enter
Finland 1952 Round of 16 9th 1 0 0 1 3 4 Squad
Australia 1956 Did not enter
Italy 1960 Did not qualify
Japan 1964
Mexico 1968
West Germany 1972
Canada 1976
Soviet Union 1980 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1 3 2 Squad
United States 1984 Did not qualify
South Korea 1988
Since 1992 Olympic football has been an under-23 tournament
Total Fourth place 4/17 9 3 1 5 14 29 --

Nordic Football Championship

Nordic Football Championship record
Year Result 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

Baltic Cup

Baltic Cup record
Year Result Pld W D L GF GA
2012 Runners-up 2 1 1 0 3 2
2014 Third place 2 1 0 1 2 1
Total 4 2 1 1 5 3

Head-to-head record

This list is Finland national team complete records, both friendlies and competitive matches.[19]

As of 1 September 2021[20]
Opponent GP W D L GF GA GD Win %
All Nations 766 201 156 409 903 1,600 -697 026.24


Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD % Won
 Albania 7 4 1 2 8 6 +2 057.14
 Algeria 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 000.00
 Andorra 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 050.00
 Armenia 6 5 1 0 11 1 +10 083.33
 Austria 11 1 2 8 11 24 -13 009.09
 Azerbaijan 8 7 0 1 15 5 +10 087.50
 Bahrain 5 4 1 0 9 1 +8 080.00
 Barbados 1 0 1 0 0 0 +0 000.00
 Belarus 5 2 3 0 7 4 +3 040.00
 Belgium 11 4 4 3 19 20 -1 036.36
 Bermuda 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100.00
 Bolivia 2 0 1 1 2 5 -3 000.00
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 1 1 2 5 7 -2 025.00
 Brazil 3 0 0 3 3 9 -6 000.00
 Bulgaria 10 2 1 7 3 19 -16 020.00
 Cameroon 2 0 1 1 0 2 -2 000.00
 Canada 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 100.00
 Chile 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 000.00
 China PR 4 1 0 3 7 6 +1 025.00
 Colombia 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 000.00
 Costa Rica 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 000.00
 Croatia 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 000.00
 Cyprus 4 2 1 1 7 4 +3 050.00
 Czech Republic 11 3 3 5 14 22 -8 027.27
 Denmark 60 12 10 38 61 151 -90 020.00
 East Germany 7 2 1 4 8 21 -13 028.57
 Ecuador 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 000.00
 Egypt 2 0 0 2 2 4 -2 000.00
 England 13 0 2 11 7 44 -37 000.00
 Estonia 32 15 10 7 74 40 +34 046.88
 Faroe Islands 5 5 0 0 15 1 +14 100.00
 France 9 1 0 8 3 18 -15 011.11
 Georgia 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 050.00
 Germany 23 1 6 16 19 82 -63 004.35
 Greece 18 6 3 9 22 29 -7 033.33
 Honduras 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100.00
 Hungary 17 3 3 11 15 48 -33 017.65
 Iceland 13 7 2 4 20 14 +6 053.85
 India 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 050.00
 Indonesia 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 000.00
 Iraq 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 100.00
 Ireland 5 0 2 3 2 11 -9 000.00
 Israel 5 2 1 2 6 6 +0 040.00
 Italy 13 1 1 11 7 32 -25 007.69
 Japan 2 0 0 2 1 7 -6 000.00
 Jordan 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100.00
 Kazakhstan 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 066.67
 Kosovo 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 050.00
 Kuwait 7 3 2 2 6 5 +1 042.86
 Latvia 17 10 3 4 32 18 +14 058.82
 Liechtenstein 5 3 2 0 9 3 +6 060.00
 Lithuania 5 3 0 2 15 5 +10 060.00
 Luxembourg 5 4 0 1 12 4 +8 080.00
 Malaysia 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 000.00
 Malta 7 4 2 1 9 5 +4 057.14
 Mexico 4 0 1 3 2 7 -5 000.00
 Moldova 4 2 1 1 7 5 +2 050.00
 Morocco 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 050.00
 Netherlands 14 1 2 11 14 43 -29 007.14
 North Korea 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100.00
 North Macedonia 4 3 0 1 11 2 +9 075.00
 Northern Ireland 9 3 2 4 13 12 +1 033.33
 Norway 66 9 16 41 81 181 -100 013.64
 Oman 6 3 3 0 7 2 +5 050.00
 Peru 1 0 0 1 3 7 -4 000.00
 Poland 29 3 8 18 25 67 -42 010.34
 Portugal 10 1 4 5 6 14 -8 010.00
 Qatar 4 1 3 0 4 3 +1 025.00
 Romania 11 0 4 7 5 27 -22 000.00
 Russia 21 1 5 15 13 67 -54 004.76
 San Marino 4 4 0 0 15 0 +15 100.00
 Saudi Arabia 4 2 1 1 7 4 +3 050.00
 Scotland 8 0 2 6 5 18 -13 000.00
 Serbia 9 2 2 5 10 30 -20 022.22
 Slovakia 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 000.00
 Slovenia 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 050.00
 South Korea 3 0 0 3 0 5 -5 000.00
 Spain 8 1 2 5 5 16 -11 012.50
 Sweden 89 11 11 67 96 294 -198 012.36
  Switzerland 5 2 0 3 5 7 -2 040.00
 Thailand 5 5 0 0 12 6 +6 100.00
 Trinidad and Tobago 5 3 1 1 8 7 +1 060.00
 Tunisia 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 066.67
 Turkey 15 6 4 5 22 24 -2 040.00
 United Arab Emirates 1 0 1 0 1 1 +0 000.00
 Ukraine 3 0 1 2 2 4 -2 000.00
 United States 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 000.00
 Uruguay 2 0 0 2 1 8 -7 000.00
 Wales 13 4 5 4 12 17 -5 030.77
 Yemen 1 0 1 0 0 0 +0 000.00
Total (0) 769 201 157 409 903 1600 -697 0

Honours

Minor tournaments

  • Finnish team of the year
    • 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2020, 2021

See also

References

  1. ^ Palkittu Bubi käväisi yllättäen palkitsemistilaisuudessa HS.fi - Kaupunki
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 16 September 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 10 September 2021. Retrieved 2021.
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  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.
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  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. ^ "Denmark 0-1 Finland". BBC Sport. 12 June 2021.
  13. ^ "Markku Kanerva A-maajoukkueen päävalmentajaksi". Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  14. ^ Kari Martonen Huuhkajien valmennusryhmään
  15. ^ Valmennus ja joukkueenjohto
  16. ^ Huuhkajat nimetty syyskuun maaotteluihin
  17. ^ Carljohan Eriksson mukaan Huuhkajien syyskuun otteluihin
  18. ^ Mamrud, Roberto. "Finland - International Player Records". RSSSF.
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 June 2016. Retrieved 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  20. ^ "Finland - Historical results".

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