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Finland national under-21 football team

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.

Finland U21
Nickname(s)Pikkuhuuhkajat
(The Little Eagle-Owls)[1]
AssociationFootball Association of Finland
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachFinland Juha Malinen
FIFA codeFIN
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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UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2009)
Best resultGroup stage

Contents

UEFA U-21 Championship RecordEdit

  • 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.
  • 2017: Finished 3rd of 6 in qualification group.

2019 UEFA Euro Under-21 qualificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Denmark 10 7 2 1 30 8 +22 23 Final tournament 1–1 5–2 2–0 6–0 3–0
2   Poland 10 6 4 0 22 9 +13 22 Play-offs 3–1 3–0 3–3 1–0 1–1
3   Georgia 10 3 3 4 11 19 −8 12 2–2 0–3 2–2 1–0 1–0
4   Finland 10 2 3 5 13 21 −8 9 0–5 1–3 1–2 0–2 1–1
5   Lithuania 10 2 2 6 7 16 −9 8 0–2 0–2 0–0 0–2 3–0
6   Faroe Islands 10 1 4 5 10 20 −10 7 0–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Recent results and forthcoming fixturesEdit

Finland  1–1  Faroe Islands
Report
Referee: Alain Durieux (Luxembourg)

Poland  3–3  Finland
Report
Referee: Nenad Djokić (Serbia)

Finland  0–5  Denmark
Report

Georgia  2–2  Finland
Report
Referee: Oleksandr Derdo (Ukraine)

Lithuania  v  Finland

Faroe Islands  v  Finland

Denmark  v  Finland

Finland  v  Poland

Finland  v  Georgia

Finland  v  Lithuania

Current squadEdit

The selections for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification matches against   Georgia on 12 October 2018 and   Lithuania on 16 October 2018.[2][3]

Caps and goals as of 11 September 2018 after the match against Poland.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Hugo Keto (1998-02-09) 9 February 1998 (age 20) 9 0   Brighton & Hove Albion
1GK Marc Nordqvist (1997-06-01) 1 June 1997 (age 21) 2 0   Jerv
2DF Aapo Halme (1998-05-22) 22 May 1998 (age 20) 4 0   Leeds United
2DF Nicholas Hämäläinen (1997-03-05) 5 March 1997 (age 21) 12 0   Queens Park Rangers
2DF Richard Jensen (1996-03-17) 17 March 1996 (age 22) 20 0   Roda
3MF Anselmi Nurmela (1996-11-22) 22 November 1996 (age 21) 9 0   Flora
2DF Juhani Pikkarainen (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 (age 20) 1 0   Wacker Innsbruck
2DF Joonas Sundman (1998-01-20) 20 January 1998 (age 20) 2 0   SJK
2DF Leo Väisänen (1997-07-23) 23 July 1997 (age 21) 8 0   Den Bosch
3MF Lauri Ala-Myllymäki (1997-06-04) 4 June 1997 (age 21) 12 0   Ilves
3MF Sebastian Dahlström (1996-11-05) 5 November 1996 (age 22) 14 1   HJK
3MF Kaan Kairinen (1998-12-22) 22 December 1998 (age 19) 12 3   Inter Turku
3MF Ilmari Niskanen (1997-10-27) 27 October 1997 (age 21) 9 0   KuPS
3MF Urho Nissilä (1996-04-04) 4 April 1996 (age 22) 3 1   Zulte Waregem
4FW Eetu Vertainen (1999-05-11) 11 May 1999 (age 19) 3 0   HJK
4FW Rasmus Karjalainen (1996-04-04) 4 April 1996 (age 22) 8 0   KuPS
4FW Lassi Lappalainen (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 20) 7 3   RoPS
4FW Saku Savolainen (1996-08-13) 13 August 1996 (age 22) 6 2   KuPS
4FW Mikael Soisalo (1998-04-24) 24 April 1998 (age 20) 9 0   Zulte Waregem
4FW Saku Ylätupa (1999-08-04) 4 August 1999 (age 19) 4 0   Ajax

Recent callupsEdit

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
DF Eero-Matti Auvinen (1996-03-05) 5 March 1996 (age 22) 0 0   VPS v.   Poland, 11 September 2018
DF Lassi Järvenpää (1996-10-28) 28 October 1996 (age 22) 6 0   RoPS v.   Faroe Islands, 8 June 2018
DF Aapo Mäenpää (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 20) 3 0   IFK Mariehamn v.   Faroe Islands, 8 June 2018
DF Jiri Nissinen (1997-05-30) 30 May 1997 (age 21) 1 0   KuPS v.   Denmark, 7 September 2018
DF Juho Pirttijoki (1996-07-30) 30 July 1996 (age 22) 10 0   KuPS v.   Faroe Islands, 8 June 2018
MF Iiro Järvinen (1996-11-03) 3 November 1996 (age 22) 4 0   Ilves v.   Faroe Islands, 8 June 2018
MF Obed Malolo (1997-04-18) 18 April 1997 (age 21) 3 0   SJK v.   Georgia, 10 November 2017
MF Abukar Mohamed (1999-01-01) 1 January 1999 (age 19) 0 0   Lazio v.   Poland, 11 September 2018
FW Elias Ahde (1996-03-06) 6 March 1996 (age 22) 3 0   TPS v.   Georgia, 10 November 2017
FW Marcus Forss (1999-06-18) 18 June 1999 (age 19) 1 0   Brentford v.   Denmark, 7 September 2018
FW Santeri Hostikka (1997-09-30) 30 September 1997 (age 21) 7 0   FC Lahti v.   Poland, 11 September 2018
FW Benjamin Källman (1998-06-17) 17 June 1998 (age 20) 9 6   Dundee v.   Poland, 11 September 2018

Coaching staffEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit