The Finland Euro 2020 squad for this summer has been announced. 2021 Euro will be started on 11 June, 2021 and Finland are scheduled in group B of 2021 Euro with three other teams – Belgium, Russia, Denmark.
British football fans will recognise Norwich’s Teemu Pukki and Rangers’ Glen Kamara among the picks, as well as QPR’s Niko Hamalainen, Brentford’s Marcus Forss and Bristol Rovers’ Anssi Jaakkola.
Goalkeepers: Lukas Hradecky (Leverkusen), Jesse Joronen (Brescia), Anssi Jaakkola (Bristol Rovers)
Defenders: Paulus Arajuuri (Pafos), Daniel O’Shaugnessy (HJK Helsinki), Joona Toivio (Häcken), Leo Väisänen (Elfsborg), Sauli Väisänen (Chievo), Robert Ivanov (Warta Poznań), Jere Uronen (Genk), Nikolai Alho (MTK Budapest), Jukka Raitala (Minnesota United), Pyry Soiri (Esbjerg)
Midfielders: Glen Kamara (Rangers), Robert Taylor (Brann), Robin Lod (Minnesota United), Joni Kauko (Esbjerg), Onni Valakari (Pafos), Rasmus Schüller (Djurgården), Thomas Lam (Zwolle), Tim Sparv (Larissa), Fredrik Jensen (Augsburg), Lassi Lappalainen (Montréal)
Forwards: Joel Pohjanpalo (Union Berlin), Marcus Forss (Brentford), Teemu Pukki (Norwich)
Finland Best Players
Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki is Finland’s best and most important player. With 90 caps, the 31-year-old is also the squad’s most experienced international player, and has scored 30 goals in that period to ensure an impressive goal scoring record.
One of the Championship’s standout players once again this season following Norwich’s relegation last season, Pukki has helped the Canaries back to the Premier League for the second time in three years with his goals.
Also among Finland’s squad is Rangers’ Glen Kamara, Brentford’s Marcus Forss and Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukáš Hrádecký.
Finland Past Euro Cup Record
Finland will make their first appearance at a European Championship in Euro 2020, having never qualified for the tournament before.
The Scandinavian country didn’t enter the first two tournaments in 1960 and 1964, but have attempted to qualify for every tournament since.