[Podcast] Finnish Football Show: Huuhkajat Squad Announced | Helmarit Match Review | Veikkausliiga Splits

A busy show of international qualifiers, with both the Huuhkajat and Helmarit competing to qualify for upcoming World Cups. Mark W, Keke, Mark H and Rich look at the recent result for the Finland Women’s team and look forward to imminent games for the Men’s team.

They then turn their attention to the closing stages of the 2021 Veikkausliiga season. The regular season has now finished and the league splits into two final series’. For each club, the FFS team discuss their league position, any recent news or events and their prospects in the final stages.


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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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SHOW NOTES & LINKS

First Half

Huuhkajat Squad for Ukraine and Kazakhstan

https://www.theguardian.com/football/world-cup-2022-qualifiers/table

Huuhkajat Fixtures & Results, Autumn 2021

https://www.palloliitto.fi/maajoukkueet/huuhkajat/ohjelma-ja-tulokset

Helmarit – Women’s World Cup 2023, Australia & New Zealand

  • Nine host cities: 8 in Australia, 1 in New Zealand
  • Qualifiers started in September 2021 and finish in September 2022
  • Three groups of 5 teams. Six groups of 6 teams.
  • Finland in group A, one of the groups of 5.

Helmarit Fixtures & Results, Autumn 2021

https://www.palloliitto.fi/maajoukkueet/helmarit/ohjelma-ja-tulokset
https://www.palloliitto.fi/maajoukkueet/helmarit/ohjelma-ja-tulokset

HALF-TIME

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Ja sillä sipuli

  • VälikaistaLiterally ‘space lane’
    • The channel, the space between the wing and the centre of the pitch.

Second Half

Veikkauliiga Splits

  • Mestaruussarja (Champions series) and Haastajasarja (Challenger series)
  • Top 6 all play each other one more time. Bottom six play each other one more time.
  • Season will end after 27 games are played: 22 in the regular season and 5 more in these final series’

Veikkausliiga Table 29.9.2021

http://www.veikkausliiga.com/tilastot/2021/veikkausliiga/joukkueet/

Veikkausliiga Top Scorers


HJK Helsinki – Europa Conference League

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaconferenceleague/standings/
https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaconferenceleague/standings/

Full-time

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  • Zorya Londonsk @ZoryaLondonsk on Twitter
    • The #1 source for Ukrainian football in English. Rich will be appearing on the show to record a preview of Finland vs Ukraine.


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