For Teemu Pukki, Joel Pohjanpalo and Lukas Hradecky, the summer tournament is the first time they have competed in a European tournament. The chances of winning in the heavyweight group like Italy, Greece and Bosnia and Herzegovina were rather slim. With six wins and four defeats, the Finns were able to participate in their first European Championship.
In June, the newcomer to the European Championships will face neighboring Denmark, Belgium and Russia. The hope for progress lies primarily in the offensive division, which has experience in the Bundesliga.
Opposition group Finland
Finland in a short photo
Coach: Marco Canerva (since December 12, 2016)
stars: Teemu Pukki (Midfielder / Norwich City), Joel Pohangbalo (Central / Union Berlin striker), Lucas Hradecky (Goalkeeper / Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
The road to EM: Second place in the qualifying group with Italy, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia and Liechtenstein. Four wins in ten matches (16:10 goals).
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Schedule in EM group stage: June 12 against Denmark in Copenhagen (6 pm). June 16 against Russia in St. Petersburg (3 pm); June 21 against Belgium in St. Petersburg (9 pm).
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