Euro 2020: Finland had originally announced a 26-men squad for the training camp. While Joel Pohjanpalo, Marcus Forss and Glen Kamara were withdrawn from the camp they are expected to be part of the final squad which will be announced on June 1.
Finland in Group B of Euro 2020: Finland has been placed in Group B with Denmark, Belgium and Russia. The Finnish team begin their campaign against the Danes on June 12 in Parken, Copenhagen. It will be a task cut out for Finland as they will be the underdogs to qualify for the next round.
Belgium will start as the favourites to finish at the top of Group B. Boasting a star-studded squad with Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku, the Red Devils will be a tough opponent for Finland.
Russia, on the other hand, had a historic outing at the 2018 World Cup, where they reached the semi-final for the first time in the competition’s history. Finland would fancy their chances against Denmark and hope to play a draw against Russia to stand a chance.
Finland squad for Euro 2020, Players to watch out for:
Teemu Pukki, Lukas Hradecky,
Finland Euro 2020 Schedule:
June 12: vs Denmak, 9:30 pm at Parken, Copenhagen
June 16: vs Russia, 6:30 pm at St. Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg
June 22: vs Belgium, 00:30 am at St. Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg
Finland squad, Euro 2020:
Goalkeepers: Lukas Hradecky (Leverkusen), Jesse Joronen (Brescia), Anssi Jaakkola (Bristol Rovers), Carljohan Eriksson (Mjällby)
Defenders: Juhani Ojala (Vejle), Leo Väisänen (Elfsborg), Sauli Väisänent (Chievo), Paulus Arajuuri (Pafos), Daniel O’Shaugnessy (HJK Helsinki), Robert Ivanov (Warta Poznań), Albin Granlund (Stal Mielec), Jere Uronen (Genk), Nicholas Hämäläinen (QPR), Nikolai Alho (MTK Budapest)
Midfielders: Pyry Soiri (Esbjerg), Joni Kauko (Esbjerg), Onni Valakari (Pafos), Rasmus Schüller (Djurgården), Thomas Lam (Zwolle), Tim Sparv (Larissa), Fredrik Jensen (Augsburg)
Forwards: Lassi Lappalainen (Montréal), Jasin Assehnoun (Lahti), Teemu Pukki (Norwich), Roope Riski (HJK Helsinki)
Set to arrive later: Jukka Raitala (Minnesota United), Joona Toivio (Häcken), Robert Taylor (Brann), Robin Lod (Minnesota United), Niki Mäenpää (Venezia)
Finland, Euro 2020 – Predictions
Finland will finish last in Group B.