Say what?

Getting our pronunciations in order

As the Euros approach many foreign language broadcasters and journalists may struggle with some names of Finnish players, so the Finnish Football Show has done the honors to help fans and get their p’s and q’s in order, fo-en-et-ic-al-ly.

‘Keepers
1 – Lukas Hradecky: Lu-cas Hh-rad-et-ski
12 – Jesse Joronen: Jess-say Joh-roh-nen
23 – Anssi Jaakkola: An-si Yah-coe-la

Defenders
2 – Paulus Arajuuri: Pow-lus Ah-rah-yoo-ri
3 – Daniel O’Shaughnessy: Dan-yell Oh-shaw-ness-ee
4 – Joona Toivio: Yoh-na Toy-vee-oh
5 – Leo Väisänen: Lei-oh Vi-sah-nen
13 – Pyry Soiri: P-uru Soy-ree
15 – Nicholas Hämäläinen: Knee-co Hah-mah-lie-nen
17 – Nikolai Alho: Knee-co Al-ho
18 – Jere Uronen: Yea-reh Ooh-row-nen
22 – Jukka Raitala: You-kah Rye-ta-la
25 – Robert Ivanov: Robert Ee-van-off

Midfielders
6 – Glen Kamara: Glenn Ca-ma-ra
7 – Robert Taylor: Rob-ert Tay-lor
8 – Robin Lod: Rob-in Low-d
9 – Fredrik Jensen: Fred-rick Yen-sen
11 – Rasmus Schüller: Raz-mus Shool-ler
14 – Tim Sparv: Tim Spar-v
16 – Thomas Lam: To-mas Lam
19 – Joni Kauko: Yon-nee Cow-coh
21 – Lassi Lappalainen: Lass-sea Lap-pal-lie-nen
24 – Onni Valakari: On-nee Va-la-ka-ree

Forwards
10 – Teemu Pukki: Tay-moo Pook-key
20 – Joel Pohjanpalo: Jo-el Poe-yan-pal-oh
26 – Marcus Forss: Mar-cus Force

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