Finland national futsal team

The Finnish national futsal team represents Finland in international futsal competitions. The team is run under supervision of the Football Association of Finland. It has never qualified for the World Cup or the European Championships. On 21.2.2019 rankings Finland is 35th globally and 20th in Europe.[2]

Finland
Huuhkajat logo.svg
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Huuhkajat
(The Eagle-Owls)
AssociationSuomen Palloliitto
ConfederationUEFA
Head coachCroatia Mićo Martić
CaptainPanu Autio
Most capsRisto Salmi (66)
Top scorerPanu Autio (41)
FIFA codeFIN
FIFA ranking18 [1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Finland Finland 4–7 Hungary Hungary
(Helsinki, Finland; October 21, 1998)
Biggest win
Malta Malta 0–10 Finland Finland
(Cottonera, Malta; October 15, 2010)
Biggest defeat
Spain Spain 13–0 Finland Finland
(Madrid, Spain; January 29, 2004)
World Cup
Appearances0
UEFA Futsal Championship
Appearances1 (First in 2022)
Best resultQuarter-finals
Finland national futsal team 2.4.2018

HistoryEdit

 
Spain - Finland 2.4.2018

The Finnish national futsal team was formed for the first time in 1994 when Finland participated in the World University Futsal Championship held in Cyprus. The World University Futsal Championship was held in Jyväskylä, Finland two years later. The first official international matches were played on October 21 and 22, 1998 against Hungary. Later that year Finland also participated in the qualifiers for the 1999 UEFA Futsal Championship tournament with futsal national team coach Timo Liekoski,[3] but failed to qualify.[4]

Simo Syrjävaara was selected as national futsal team coach at the end of year 1999.[5] During Syrjävaara's spell, the team has participated twice in FIFA Futsal World Championship qualifiers and three times in UEFA Futsal Championship qualifiers. In these qualifiers, the team won only twice and lost total of 14 times. After Syrjävaara stepped down, rising talent Jouni Pihlaja took over coaching the team from the beginning of year 2005.[4]

International CompetitionsEdit

FIFA Futsal World CupEdit

FIFA Futsal World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA Outcome Pld W D L GF GA
  1989 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
  1992 - - - - - - -
  1996 - - - - - - -
  2000 Did Not Qualify Group E 4th place 4 0 0 4 7 15
  2004 Group 2 3rd place 3 1 0 2 4 18
  2008 Group 6 3rd place 3 1 0 2 4 10
  2012 Group D 3rd place 3 1 1 1 4 6
  2016 Group 3 3rd place 5 2 1 2 12 7
  2021 Play-offs 11 5 3 3 38 22
Total 0/9 0 0 0 0 0 0 6/9 29 10 5 14 69 78

UEFA European Futsal ChampionshipEdit

UEFA Futsal Euro record Qualification record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA Outcome Pld W D L GF GA
  1996 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
  1999 Did Not Qualify Group C runner up 2 1 0 1 3 13
  2001 Group B 3rd place 3 1 0 2 5 12
  2003 Group B 4th place 3 0 0 3 3 14
  2005 Group D 4th place 3 0 0 3 2 25
  2007 Group D 4th place 6 2 1 3 19 26
  2010 Group 6 3rd place 6 3 0 3 15 12
  2012 Group 2 4th place 6 2 1 3 21 18
  2014 Group 1 3rd place 3 1 0 2 6 11
  2016 Group 3 3rd place 6 4 0 2 13 8
  2018 Group 4 3rd place 3 1 1 1 10 13
  2022 Quarterfinals 4 1 1 2 9 13 Group 7 runner up 6 3 1 2 20 18
Total 1/12 4 1 1 2 9 13 11/12 47 18 4 25 117 170

Nordic Futsal CupEdit

Nordic Futsal Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  2013 Third place 3rd 3 1 0 2 10 10
  2014 Winners 1st 3 2 1 0 8 3
  2016 Winners 1st 4 4 0 0 16 5
  2017 Winners 1st 4 4 0 0 17 6
  2018 Winners 1st 4 4 0 0 16 4
  2019 Winners 1st 4 4 0 0 25 4
Total 6/6 app. 5 title 22 19 1 2 92 32

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up to the squad for the UEFA Futsal Euro 2022 qualifying. All players played at least one of the six matches against Italy, Belgium and Montenegro.[6]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Juha-Matti Savolainen (1991-05-26)26 May 1991 (aged 29)   Kampuksen Dynamo
12 1GK Kasper Kangas (1999-05-21)21 May 1999 (aged 21)   Akaa Futsal

2 2DF Panu Autio (captain) (1985-08-04)4 August 1985 (aged 35)   Golden Futsal Team
6 2DF Jukka Kytölä (1988-12-27)27 December 1988 (aged 32)   Kampuksen Dynamo
9 2DF Mikko Kytölä (1984-07-20)20 July 1984 (aged 36)   Kampuksen Dynamo
13 2DF Jani Korpela (1997-07-08)8 July 1997 (aged 23)   MFK Torpedo
14 2DF Jussi Nyström (1989-05-02)2 May 1989 (aged 31)   Akaa Futsal
17 2DF Justus Kunnas (1999-03-04)4 March 1999 (aged 22)   Futsal Mad Max
18 2DF Mikko Heritty (1993-09-21)21 September 1993 (aged 27)   Futsal Mad Max

3 4FW Tero Intala (1992-01-30)30 January 1992 (aged 29)   Kampuksen Dynamo
4 4FW Tuukka Pikkarainen   FC Kemi
5 4FW Juhana Jyrkiäinen (1990-04-04)4 April 1990 (aged 31)   Akaa Futsal
7 4FW Jarmo Junno (1992-05-12)12 May 1992 (aged 28)   Vieska Futsal
8 4FW Sergei Korsunov (1992-02-22)22 February 1992 (aged 29)   Kampuksen Dynamo
10 4FW Miika Hosio (1989-06-27)27 June 1989 (aged 31)   Golden Futsal Team
11 4FW Lassi Lintula (1997-06-25)25 June 1997 (aged 23)   Kampuksen Dynamo
15 4FW Olli Pöyliö (1995-08-11)11 August 1995 (aged 25)   Liikunnan Riemu
16 4FW Jaakko Alasuutari (1997-03-02)2 March 1997 (aged 24)   Vieska Futsal
19 4FW Iiro Vanha (1994-12-19)19 December 1994 (aged 26)   Akaa Futsal
20 4FW Petri Grönholm (1993-11-15)15 November 1993 (aged 27)

Season 2018-2019Edit

Date Teams Venue Result Notes Finland goalscorers
14.4.2019  Finland   Spain Vantaa, Finland X - X[7]
13.4.2019  Finland   Spain Tampere, Finland X - X [7]
2.2.2019  Finland   Moldova Ciorescu, Moldova 1-2 (0-1)[8] WC 2020 Qualifications Jyrkiäinen
31.1.2019   Wales  Finland Ciorescu, Moldova 0-7 (0-2) [9] WC 2020 Qualifications Kylmälä, Autio, Korpela, Korsunov, Hosio, J. Kytölä, Jyrkiäinen
30.1.2019  Finland  Northern Ireland Ciorescu, Moldova 9-1 (4-1)[10] WC 2020 Qualifications Korpela x2, Junno, Korsunov, Autio, J.Kytölä x2, Hosio
8.12.2018  Denmark  Finland Ringkøbing-Skjern, Denmark 1-3 (1-0)[11] Nordic Futsal Cup J.Kytölä x2, Autio
7.12.2018  Norway  Finland Ringkøbing-Skjern, Denmark 0-2 (0-0)[12] Nordic Futsal Cup Teittinen, Junno
5.12.2018   Sweden  Finland Ringkøbing-Skjern, Denmark 5-2 (4-1)[13] Nordic Futsal Cup M.Kytölä, Hosio, Teittinen, J.Kytölä, Autio
4.12.2018  Finland  Greenland Ringkøbing-Skjern, Denmark 6-1 (4-1)[14] Nordic Futsal Cup Korsunov, Jyrkiäinen x2, J.Kytölä, Junno, Autio
28.10.2018   Czech Republic  Finland Jyväskylä, Finland 4-1 M.Kytölä
27.10.2018  Finland  Denmark Jyväskylä, Finland 3-2 Autio x2, Korsunov
26.10.2018  Finland   Russia Jyväskylä, Finland 2-5 Jyrkiäinen, M.Kytölä

Futsal national team games 2010-11 [15]Edit

Date Venue Home team Visiting team Result Goals
14.10.2010 Cottonera   Malta   Finland 0-7 (0-1) Salmi, Autio, Torvinen 2, Reinikka, Juvonen, Modig
15.10.2010 Cottonera   Malta   Finland 0-10 (0-5) Salmi 3, Autio 2, Terho 3, Laurikainen, Kytölä
13.12.2010 Tampere   Finland   Ireland 5-0 (3-0) Henriksson 2, Terho, Autio, Own goal
14.12.2010 Jyväskylä   Finland   Ireland 8-2 (5-0) Kytölä 2, Autio 3, Salmi, Torvinen, Own goal
10.1.2011 Miskolc   Hungary   Finland 3-1 (1-1) Salmi
11.1.2011 Gyöngyös   Hungary   Finland 6-1 (0-1) Teittinen
20.1.2011 Tampere   Finland   Albania 9-0 (5-0) Reinikka, Salmi, Own goal, Laurikainen, Teittinen, Autio 3, Kytölä
22.1.2011 Tampere   Finland   San Marino 7-0 (1-0) Autio 2, Kytölä, Terho, Teittinen 2, Torvinen
23.1.2011 Tampere   Cyprus   Finland 2-2 (1-2) Lind 2
24.2.2011 Rotterdam   Russia   Finland 5-1 Lindgren
25.2.2011 Rotterdam   Netherlands   Finland 5-2 Autio, Own goal
27.2.2011 Rotterdam   Finland   Serbia 0-6

ReferencesEdit

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