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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 friendly matches against Ilves on 15 January 2019 and TPS on 16 January 2019.[2]

Caps and goals as of 16 October 2018 after the match against Lithuania.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK William Jääskeläinen (1998-07-25) 25 July 1998 (age 20) 0 0   Crewe Alexandra
1GK Samu Volotinen (1998-08-26) 26 August 1998 (age 20) 0 0   Čelik Zenica
2DF Rico Finnäs (2000-10-14) 14 October 2000 (age 18) 0 0   Ranero
2DF Jonas Häkkinen (1999-03-21) 21 March 1999 (age 19) 0 0   VPS
2DF Juho Hyvärinen (2000-03-27) 27 March 2000 (age 18) 0 0   RoPS
2DF Kalle Katz (2000-01-04) 4 January 2000 (age 19) 0 0   RoPS
2DF William Lindqvist (1998-01-04) 4 January 1998 (age 21) 0 0   EIF
2DF Juhani Pikkarainen (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 (age 20) 1 0   KPV
2DF Joonas Sundman (1998-01-20) 20 January 1998 (age 20) 2 0   SJK
2DF Tatu Varmanen (1998-07-09) 9 July 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Unattached
2DF Valtteri Vesiaho (1999-02-10) 10 February 1999 (age 19) 0 0   HJK
3MF Jasin Assehnoun (1998-12-26) 26 December 1998 (age 20) 0 0   Lahti
3MF Teemu Jäntti (2000-03-02) 2 March 2000 (age 18) 0 0   Lahti
3MF Tommi Jyry (1999-08-16) 16 August 1999 (age 19) 0 0   KuPS
3MF Lucas Lingman (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 20) 0 0   RoPS
3MF Niilo Mäenpää (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Inter Turku
3MF Joel Mattsson (1999-03-17) 17 March 1999 (age 19) 0 0   HIFK
3MF Onni Valakari (1999-08-18) 18 August 1999 (age 19) 0 0   Tromsø
4FW Jusif Ali (2000-05-04) 4 May 2000 (age 18) 0 0   Dinamo Zagreb
4FW Irfan Sadik (1999-01-12) 12 January 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Lahti
4FW Timo Stavitski (1999-07-17) 17 July 1999 (age 19) 0 0   Caen
4FW Antti Ulmanen (1999-05-17) 17 May 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Unattached
4FW Eetu Vertainen (1999-05-11) 11 May 1999 (age 19) 3 0   HJK

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
GK Hugo Keto (1998-02-09) 9 February 1998 (age 20) 9 0   Brighton & Hove Albion v.   Lithuania, 16 October 2018
DF Aapo Halme (1998-05-22) 22 May 1998 (age 20) 4 0   Leeds United v.   Lithuania, 16 October 2018
DF Aapo Mäenpää (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 21) 3 0   IFK Mariehamn v.   Faroe Islands, 8 June 2018
MF Kaan Kairinen (1998-12-22) 22 December 1998 (age 20) 12 3   HJK v.   Lithuania, 16 October 2018
MF Abukar Mohamed (1999-01-01) 1 January 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Lazio v.   Poland, 11 September 2018
FW Lassi Lappalainen (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 20) 7 3   HJK v.   Lithuania, 16 October 2018
FW Mikael Soisalo (1998-04-24) 24 April 1998 (age 20) 9 0   Zulte Waregem v.   Lithuania, 16 October 2018
FW Saku Ylätupa (1999-08-04) 4 August 1999 (age 19) 4 0   Ajax v.   Lithuania, 16 October 2018
FW Marcus Forss (1999-06-18) 18 June 1999 (age 19) 1 0   Brentford v.   Denmark, 7 September 2018
FW Benjamin Källman (1998-06-17) 17 June 1998 (age 20) 9 6   Dundee v.   Poland, 11 September 2018

Coaching staffEdit

[3]

Position Name
Head coach   Juha Malinen
Assistant coach   Stephen Ward
Goalkeeping coach   Mikko Kavén
Video analyst   Jouko Kylmäoja
Physiotherapist   Tony Elomaa
Doctor   Jonne Väisänen
Kit manager   Timo Naukkarinen
Team manager   Joonas Vilkki

Past squadsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit