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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Nations League Draw – League B
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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Ja sillä sipuli
- Pausa – Literally ‘stop’
- When a side plays keep ball to slow down a game.
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
- Ykköscupi reinstated for 2022 https://www.palloliitto.fi/jalkapallouutiset/ykkoscupin-lohkojako-julki-pepo-hakee-lisenssia-miesten-ykkoseen
- RoPS Rovaniemi pull out of Ykkönen, due to high running costs, having failed to win the promotion play-off https://www.rops.fi/miehet/edustusjoukkue/uutiset/item/8561-rovaniemen-palloseura-luopuu-sarjapaikastaan-miesten-ykkoesessae
- Urho Nissilä rumoured to be moving to South Korea.
- Hannu Patronen retires from Helsinki IFK https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannu_Patronen
- Veikkausliiga transfer article (updated regularly) http://www.veikkausliiga.com/uutiset/2021/11/20/veikkausliigan-pelaajasiirrot-2021-22
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