[Podcast] Finnish Football Show: Nations League 2022/23 Draw – Suomen Cup 2022 – Liigacup Returns

Having recovered from our recent city break in Helsinki to watch the Huuhkajat, the FFS team get together (virtually, again) to discuss today’s draw from the 2022/23 Nations League competition.

We also break down the, recently announced, changes to the Suomen Cup for 2022. As well as welcoming back the prodigal Cup, as the closed-season Liigacup makes a welcome return. We look at recent news and look forward to our Facebook Live show on Monday 20th December.

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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.

The show is now recorded on Zoom & published on PodBean. Follow the Finnish Football Show on PodBean for announcements of future episodes and to join any future live shows.

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First Half

Nations League Draw – League B

Gaizka Mendieta selecting Finland for group 3

Suomen Cup 2022

Suomi Futis article: Miesten Suomen Cup uudistuu – tätä kaikkea on odotettavissa ensi vuonna!

  • The first four rounds are regional and the clubs from the third division down for the first two rounds. The home team is always the lower ranked team.
  • For the third round, six teams from Veikkausliiga, all Ykkönen’s clubs and Kakkonen will join the draw.
  • A total of 128 clubs will take part in the third round. Clubs playing in the lower league level will continue as home teams.
  • In the fourth round, two new Veikkausliiga teams will join the competition. The home benefit rule remains the same as in previous rounds.
  • The fifth round will bring the teams that reached the European places in Veikkausliiga last season.
  • After the sixth round, we will proceed with the quarter-finals on June 29. The semi-finals are scheduled for August 31 and the Finnish Cup 2022 will culminate in the final at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium on September 17.
  • The reigning champion of the Finnish Cup is KuPS Kuopio.


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  • PausaLiterally ‘stop’
    • When a side plays keep ball to slow down a game.

Second Half

Liigacup Returns in 2022


  • 12 Veikkausliiga teams in three groups of four teams.
  • All play each other once.
  • Top two from each group, plus the two best third place teams qualify for quarter-finals
  • So, 8 teams of 12 qualify from the groups

Recent News



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