The FFS team has a full squad to select from this week, and no difficult selection problems EVERYONE can play. This is a special occasion too, because we promised an episode between the European clubs games and the Nations League and that is EXACTLY what you are going to get. So, for once, I have nothing to apologise for. At least, not at the start – that may have changed by the end of the show!
We will be joined today by a returning special guest. Mikko Laitinen from the Finnish FA (Palloliitto) has come to tell us about the new Finland national team kit that was launched today! We will then look forward to the upcoming Nations League matches for Finland. We will also discuss the recent games in the Champions League and Europa League for Finnish club sides. And we’ll wrap everything up with a brief summary of the position in the Veikkausliiga.
We’ve also brought back our regular features ‘Ja sillä sipuli’ and ‘Following’ so we really DO have a full team. So, if you’re ready gents, let’s get going…
Download an MP3 of Finnish Football Show 32 – Finland Into Europe – New Huuhkajat Kit, Europa/Champions/Nations Leagues
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SHOW NOTES & LINKS
New Huuhkajat kit launch – “Meidän paita | Koko Suomen paita”
Upcoming Nations League games
📺 Finland games on the Viafree service
Finland Squad for the Wales and Ireland Fixtures
Trendy Drinks Break
Ja sillä sipuli
- Tekopaika. Literally – the doing place.
- A chance of a goal, a clear cut attempt (at something).
Champions League & Europa League
- Molde 5-0 KuPS
- KuPS get rewarded with another chance AND a home tie in the Europa League
- KuPS vs Slovan Bratislava, 17.9.2020
- Honved 2-1 Inter Turku (after extra time)
- Aarhus 5-2 Honka
- Shamrock Rovers 2-2 Ilves (after extra time)
- 12-11 on penalties
- Katriina Talaslahti @KTalaslahti
- Rich “She just won the Women’s Champions League with Lyon at the age of 19 – surely due a Finland call up soon.”
Recent Veikkausliiga Results 16-31.8.2020
Veikkausliiga Table 2020 – After 12-ish Games!’
Veikkausliiga Top Scorers – After 12-ish Games!
Upcoming Veikkausliiga Fixtures 1-14.9.2020
Join our new Facebook page for advanced warning of the next Show. There you will also find the link to our Facebook Group, if you want to join or, better still, instigate a conversation!
- Facebook Page
- Facebook Group
- FFS Instagram Page
- FFS YouTube Channel – where you’ll see the video from this and previous episodes
You could also follow one (or all) of us on Twitter:
- Mark W @explorefinland
- Mark H @FCSuomi
- Keke @kekemyllari
- Rich @EscapeToSuomi