[Podcast] Finnish Football Show 32: Finland Into Europe – New Huuhkajat Kit, Europa/Champions/Nations Leagues

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

Join Mark (@explorefinland),  Mark (@FCSuomi),  Keke (@kekemyllari) and Rich (@EscapeToSuomi) for regular episodes, where 4 old blokes sit and talk about football in Finland. In English.

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The #FFS theme tune is “Loppuun asti” by Lemmenpyssyt. You can listen to the song on Spotify or on YouTube . Connect with Lemmenpyssyt on Facebook.


First Half

Huuhkajat Update

New Huuhkajat kit launch – “Meidän paita | Koko Suomen paita”
Upcoming Nations League games

📺 Finland games on the Viafree service

Huuhkajat fixtures, autumn 2020
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.”

Second Half

Recent Veikkausliiga Results 16-31.8.2020

Veikkausliiga results 16-31-8.2020

Veikkausliiga Table 2020 – After 12-ish Games!’

Veikkausliiga table 31.8.2020

Veikkausliiga Top Scorers – After 12-ish Games!

Top Scorers as of 31.8.2020

Upcoming Veikkausliiga Fixtures 1-14.9.2020

Veikkausliiga fixture 1-14-9.2020


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