Finland

The Finland national football team (Finnish: Suomen jalkapallomaajoukkue, Swedish: Finlands fotbollslandslag) represents Finland in men’s international football competitions and is controlled by the Football Association of Finland, the governing body for football in Finland. The team has been a member of FIFA since 1904 and a UEFA member since 1957. Unlike most European nations, ice hockey is very popular in Finland, which diverts athletic talent away from football, contributing to its historic lack of success in any major tournament qualifiers. Finland had never qualified for a major tournament until securing a spot at UEFA Euro 2020 (postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic). After many decades of relative obscurity, the nation made progression in the 2000s, achieving notable results against established European teams and reaching a peak of 33rd in the FIFA World Rankings in 2007. After a few years of poor results, they dipped to an all-time low of 110th in the FIFA rankings in 2017, but then began to rise up again and, as of June 2020, they sit at 58th.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Finland Squad

FIFA World Cup 2022 Finland Squad
S.NO. Player Club
Goalkeeper
1  Lukas Hradecky Leverkusen
2 Jesse Joronen Brescia Calcio
3 Carljohan Eriksson Dundee United
Defender
4 Leo Väisänen IF Elfsborg
5  Daniel O’Shaughnessy Karlsruher SC
6  Robert Ivanov Warta Poznań
7 Miro Tenho HJK Helsinki
8 Richard Jensen Roda JC Kerkrade
9  Sauli Väisänen Cosenza Calcio
10 Jere Uronen Brest
11 Nikolai Alho Volos F.C.
12  Miska Ylitolva rops fc
midfielder
13  Rasmus Schüller Djurgården
14 Glen Kamara Rangers
15 Lucas Lingman Helsingborgs IF
16 Robin Lod Minnesota United FC
17 Urho Nissilä Suwon FC
Forward
18  Robert Taylor Inter Miami
19  Ilmari Niskanen Dundee United
20 Mikael Soisalo Riga FC
21 Teemu Pukki Norwich City
22 Marcus Forss Hull City
23  Joel Pohjanpalo Çaykur Rizespor
24 Benjamin Källman Inter Turku

FIFA World Cup 2022 Finland Coach Arnar Viðarsson

FIFA World Cup 2022 Finland coach
Arnar Viðarsson is an Icelandic football coach and a former player, his playing position was midfielder. He last played for Belgian Pro League side Cercle Brugge, where he was also employed as head coach. Currently he is the head coach of Iceland. Arnar was capped 52 times for Iceland, scoring 2 goals, as well as 41 times at youth level. He made his debut for the seniors in a June 1998 friendly match against South Africa.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Finland Jersey (Kit)

FIFA World Cup 2022 Finland jersey

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