We’d have all taken this at the beginning, right? Three points from two games with Belgium left? After the 1-0 win against Denmark and the 0-1 defeat at Russia, Finland remain in contention to qualify for the round of 16 … Continue reading Euro 2020: Finland’s roadmap
Football never sleeps. Less than three weeks since Chelsea lifted the Champions League trophy (spit), European club competition roll back into town this week with the draw for the first qualifying round of the various tournaments, including the new Europa Conference League.
Rich drags himself away from Euro 2020 for a few minutes to explain how Finnish teams might fare in this year’s draws. Continue reading Champions League and Conference League Qualifying 2021/22
Much maligned on it’s introduction, the Nations League tore into life in the autumn of 2018 with some surprising results. Rich from EscapeToSuomi previews its return in 2020/21 noting some key format changes. Continue reading [Blog] UEFA Nations League is back!
Women’s football is at its highest profile point so far. A wildly successful World Cup, a global icon in Megan Rapinoe who graces the front page of mainstream magazines and my niece growing out of Peppa Pig and asking for … Continue reading [Blog] Kansallinen Liiga. New name. Is this a new start for Finnish women?
As a special bonus episode of the podcast, Rich spoke with Finland captain Tim Sparv about the historic Liechtenstein game and qualification for Euro 2020, the blend of players and staff in the squad, his time in Denmark with FC Midtjylland, his former Southampton academy teammates and packing his own shinpads…
Shortly after the 3-0 win that sealed Finland’s qualification to Euro 2020, the official webshop of the Finnish FA confirmed that they had sold the final replica jerseys of the national team and would not be getting any more Nike … Continue reading [Blog] Finland – A Brief History of Kits
The evening of Saturday 30th November 2019 sees another step into the unknown for Finnish football. The Finnish Football Association (SPL) will go to Bucharest for their first ever major tournament draw, where they will learn their opponents in the … Continue reading Euro 2020 final draw
Football clubs are weird. Imagine having to plan futures based on the outcome of a series of ball games. Trying to attract fans/players/customers/shareholders/ to invest in a team representing an area they may never have heard of otherwise. Before the … Continue reading Norwich loves Finland