Mark W, Keke and Rich bring you a selection of recent news from the world of Finnish football including a proposed restructuring of the Finnish league in 2024, the Womens World Cup qualifying campaign and the Suomen Cup semi-finals played this week.
We also talk in more detail about the current state of play in the Veikkausliiga, with 20 games played and ‘the split’ (into the Champions Series and the Challenger Series) about to take place. We look back at the Europa Conference campaigns of SJK, Inter and KuPS, as well as HJK’s progression (Backward progressions? Downwards qualification?) from Champions League qualifiers into the Europa League group stage.
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SHOW NOTES & LINKS
Restructuring of Finnish league in 2024
Womens WC qualifiers
Suomen Cup Semi-final Results
EUROPA CONFERENCE SUMMARY
- FC Inter Turku – eliminated in 1st round by Drita (Kosovo)
- SJK Seinäjoki – eliminated in 2nd round by Lillestrøm (Norway)
- KuPS Kuopio – eliminated in 3rd round by Young Boys (Switzerland)
HJK HELSINKI IN EUROPE
Europa Champions League
- Eliminated in 2nd round by Lillestrøm (Norway) Viktoria Plzen (Czech Republic)
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VEIKKAUSLIIGA AFTER 20 MATCHES
Veikkausliiga Results – July & August 2022
League & Top-scorer Tables 27.6.2022
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