The Suomen Cup has progressed through the groups stages, so we look back at the recent action and forward to the upcoming knockout games. We also discuss the recently released 2021 fixture list for the Finland Mens National Team, the Huuhkajat. We blow a little smoke up Keke’s a** for the interviews he’s arranged recently in our FFS In Conversation… series. And we throw a little shade at Mark W for moonlighting with other podcasts about Finnish football 😱
But there’s only one place we can start and that is by discussing the Finland Womens National Team, the Helmarit, who stormed through their qualification group for Euro 2021 (which will be hosted in the UK in 2022, of course.)
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SHOW NOTES & LINKS
Helmarit Qualify for Euro 2021
Keke’s Recent Interviews
Ja sillä sipuli
- Ulosajo. Literally: drive out
- Read card, to be sent off the field.
Suomen Cup Update
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
Upcoming Knockout Games
SJK Seinäjoki ‘Nottajoki’ Podcast
- Helmarit official Twitter account @HelmaritFI
- Momentous achievement and follow their progress
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