We’re in the middle of the closed-season in Finland, which is why we’ve been quiet lately, but with the Suomen Cup due to restart on 1st February, we look forward to the group stage and explain the structure of the competition. We also discuss the closed-season transfers in the Veikkausliiga and for Finns overseas.
But first, we look at the recent noise created by UEFA and the recent announcements about ticket refunds for EURO 2020…
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Euro 2020 Ticket News
- Link to The Herald newspaper story Euro 2020 refund: Final day for fans to ask for refund 26.1.2021
Info from www.palloliitto.com
In the men’s Suomen Cup group stage, both the Veikkausliiga and Ykkönen qualifiers will be played as simple groups of four teams.
- The winners of the 3 Veikkausliiga groups will advance directly to the Finnish Cup quarter-finals.
- The other 5 quarter-finalists will be decided by the winners of a knockout round of games, made up of:
- The 3 runners-up of the Veikkausliiga groups
- The 3 winners of the Ykkönen qualifiers
- The 2 best group runners-up
- The 2 final teams of the Kakkonen Cup (the winner of the Kakkonen Final will proceed to the Suomen Cup quarters)
Suomen Cup Groups
Ja sillä sipuli
- Selkäsauna. Literally: Back Sauna
- A heavy defeat, a real drubbing, a spanking
- Veikkausliiga Transfers 2021 Season
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