International Friendly On Wednesday night Finland put an experimental and young team up against World Cup winners France, in Paris and walked away with an impressive 2-0 win. The French side, was predominantly made up of squad players, though still … Continue reading France 0-2 Finland; Forss Majeure
The Finland national squad announced for the upcoming triple-header of games has brought with it a couple of surprises. Marcus Forss gets his first senior call-up after smashing 6 in 12 games for championship side Brentford. Robin Lod also finds … Continue reading Squad announced, France up next
In answer to a question on Facebook from Kevin Moseley, who asked “Is there an episode of the podcast in which you each discuss how your passion for Finnish football came to be? I’d be interested to hear about it – if the topic hasn’t been covered previously, perhaps you could consider including it in a future show!”
Well Kevin, you asked for it…Continue reading “[Bonus Podcast] Finnish Football Shorts: The FFS Origins Stories”
The FFS guide to watching live sport while wearing a face mask.
As the Finnish football season draws to a close, the Finnish Football Show shares some tips for getting the best of the live football experience, while protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.
Photos taken on location at OmaSp Stadion, Seinäjoki and Olympiastadion, Helsinki. Thanks to Mark H, Satu, Billy, Julian, Tim and Justin for the modelling work.Continue reading “Football From Behind A Mask”
[Show Notes] Mark H, Keke & Mark W get together (with a cameo from Rich) for a quick chat to look back at the three recent games for the Finland National team. Starting with a 5-1 friendly defeat away to Poland, followed by two Nations League wins; 2-0 over Bulgaria and 1-0 over the Republic of Ireland, both at home in the recently renovated Olympic Stadium in Helsinki.Continue reading “[Bonus Podcast] Review of Finland’s Nations League Qualifiers, Oct 2020”
Finland 1-0 Republic of Ireland On Wednesday night a resilient and combative Ireland side left the Olympic stadium empty-handed after two simple mistakes were punished by a sharper Finland side. Markku Kanerva started with his 4-4-2 a side that made … Continue reading Match Report: Luck & Luke
UEFA Nations League B, Group 4 – 14.10.2020
On Wednesday evening, Finland round off this international break by hosting an out-of-sorts Ireland side and with a real possibility of ending the day top of the group. Continue reading Match Preview: Finland vs Rep. of Ireland (h)
Finland 2-0 Bulgaria – Nations League B, Group 4
On Sunday night Markku Kanerva returned to his “Plan A” Huuhkajat set up and saw off a tricky Bulgaria side with relative ease. Continue reading Match Report: A ‘Routine’ Win
Our take on the upcoming match against Bulgaria at the Olympiastadion.
Mark H previews the teams and his expectations for the game. Continue reading Match Preview: Finland vs Bulgaria (h)
Poland 5-1 Finland
On Wednesday 7.10.2020, an experimental Finland side were taken to pieces by a slick Poland side in Gdańsk. Here is Mark H’s review of the game… Continue reading Match Report: Pole-axed!