Finland national under-21 football team

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Finland U21
Nickname(s) Pikkuhuuhkajat
(The Little Eagle-Owls) [1]
Association Football Association of Finland
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Flag of Finland.svg Juha Malinen
FIFA code FIN
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First international
Flag of Finland.svg Finland 1–3 Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg
(Vaasa, Finland; 11 August 1976)
Biggest win
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UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2009 )
Best resultGroup stage

The Finnish national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Finland. The team qualified for the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship final tournament in 2009.

A National under-21 football team represents the second-highest stage in European international football competition. Only Europe (UEFA) uses an under-21 age limit, and only for men. FIFA, the sport's worldwide governing body, runs competitions for both men and women in the under-20 age group. Among FIFA's continental confederations, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL hold U-20 championships for men, while the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) do not conduct U-20 championships, with their highest youth competitions for men being at under-19 level. For women, UEFA and the AFC run under-19 championships instead of under-20; CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, and the OFC run under-20 championships; and the CAF's under-20 "championship" is strictly a World Cup qualifier and currently has no championship match, as that confederation receives more than one berth in the U-20 Women's World Cup.

Finland Republic in Northern Europe

Finland, officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east. Finland is a Nordic country and is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.

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UEFA U-21 Championship Record

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2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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2021 UEFA Euro Under-21 qualification

Template:2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group 8

Current squad

The selections for the friendly matches against Ilves on 15 January 2019 and TPS on 16 January 2019. [2]

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FC Ilves association football team

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Caps and goals as of 16 October 2018 after the match against Lithuania.

The Lithuania national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Lithuania and is controlled by the Lithuanian Football Federation.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK William Jääskeläinen (1998-07-25) 25 July 1998 (age 20)00 Flag of England.svg Crewe Alexandra
1 GK Samu Volotinen (1998-08-26) 26 August 1998 (age 20)00 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Čelik Zenica
2 DF Rico Finnäs (2000-10-14) 14 October 2000 (age 18)00 Flag of Spain.svg Ranero C.F.
2 DF Jonas Häkkinen (1999-03-21) 21 March 1999 (age 19)00 Flag of Finland.svg VPS
2 DF Juho Hyvärinen (2000-03-27) 27 March 2000 (age 18)00 Flag of Finland.svg RoPS
2 DF Kalle Katz (2000-01-04) 4 January 2000 (age 19)00 Flag of Finland.svg RoPS
2 DF William Lindqvist (1998-01-04) 4 January 1998 (age 21)00 Flag of Finland.svg Ekenäs IF
2 DF Juhani Pikkarainen (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 (age 20)10 Flag of Finland.svg KPV
2 DF Joonas Sundman (1998-01-20) 20 January 1998 (age 21)20 Flag of Finland.svg SJK
2 DF Tatu Varmanen (1998-07-09) 9 July 1998 (age 20)00Free agent
2 DF Valtteri Vesiaho (1999-02-10) 10 February 1999 (age 20)00 Flag of Finland.svg HJK
3 MF Jasin Assehnoun (1998-12-26) 26 December 1998 (age 20)00 Flag of Finland.svg FC Lahti
3 MF Teemu Jäntti (2000-03-02) 2 March 2000 (age 19)00 Flag of Finland.svg FC Lahti
3 MF Tommi Jyry (1999-08-16) 16 August 1999 (age 19)00 Flag of Finland.svg KuPS
3 MF Lucas Lingman (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 21)00 Flag of Finland.svg RoPS
3 MF Niilo Mäenpää (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 21)00 Flag of Finland.svg FC Inter
3 MF Joel Mattsson (1999-03-17) 17 March 1999 (age 19)00 Flag of Finland.svg HIFK
3 MF Onni Valakari (1999-08-18) 18 August 1999 (age 19)00 Flag of Norway.svg Tromsø IL
4 FW Jusif Ali (2000-05-04) 4 May 2000 (age 18)00 Flag of Croatia.svg Dinamo Zagreb
4 FW Irfan Sadik (1999-01-12) 12 January 1999 (age 20)00 Flag of Finland.svg FC Lahti
4 FW Timo Stavitski (1999-07-17) 17 July 1999 (age 19)00 Flag of France.svg SM Caen
4 FW Antti Ulmanen (1999-05-17) 17 May 1999 (age 19)00 Flag of Finland.svg Ekenäs IF
4 FW Eetu Vertainen (1999-05-11) 11 May 1999 (age 19)30 Flag of Finland.svg HJK

Recent callups

The following players have also been called up to the Finland under-21 squad and remain eligible:

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Hugo Keto (1998-02-09) 9 February 1998 (age 21)90 Flag of England.svg Brighton & Hove Albion v. Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania, 16 October 2018
GK Marc Nordqvist (1997-06-01) 1 June 1997 (age 21)20 Flag of Finland.svg IFK Mariehamn v. Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania, 16 October 2018
DF Eero-Matti Auvinen (1996-03-05) 5 March 1996 (age 23)00 Flag of Finland.svg VPS v. Flag of Poland.svg  Poland, 11 September 2018
DF Aapo Halme (1998-05-22) 22 May 1998 (age 20)40 Flag of England.svg Leeds United v. Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania, 16 October 2018
DF Nicholas Hämäläinen (1997-03-05) 5 March 1997 (age 22)120 Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles FC v. Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania, 16 October 2018
DF Richard Jensen (1996-09-09) 9 September 1996 (age 22)200 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Roda JC v. Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia, 12 October 2018
DF Lassi Järvenpää (1996-10-28) 28 October 1996 (age 22)60 Flag of Finland.svg IFK Mariehamn v. Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands, 8 June 2018
DF Aapo Mäenpää (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 21)30 Flag of Finland.svg IFK Mariehamn v. Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands, 8 June 2018
DF Jiri Nissinen (1997-05-30) 30 May 1997 (age 21)10 Flag of Finland.svg KuPS v. Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark, 7 September 2018
DF Anselmi Nurmela (1996-11-22) 22 November 1996 (age 22)90 Flag of Estonia.svg FC Flora v. Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania, 16 October 2018
DF Juho Pirttijoki (1996-07-30) 30 July 1996 (age 22)100 Flag of Finland.svg KuPS v. Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands, 8 June 2018
DF Leo Väisänen (1997-07-23) 23 July 1997 (age 21)80 Flag of the Netherlands.svg FC Den Bosch v. Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania, 16 October 2018
MF Lauri Ala-Myllymäki (1997-06-04) 4 June 1997 (age 21)120Free agentv. Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania, 16 October 2018
MF Sebastian Dahlström (1996-11-05) 5 November 1996 (age 22)141 Flag of Finland.svg HJK v. Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania, 16 October 2018
MF Iiro Järvinen (1996-11-03) 3 November 1996 (age 22)40 Flag of Finland.svg Ilves v. Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands, 8 June 2018
MF Kaan Kairinen (1998-12-22) 22 December 1998 (age 20)123 Flag of Finland.svg HJK v. Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania, 16 October 2018
MF Abukar Mohamed (1999-01-01) 1 January 1999 (age 20)00 Flag of Italy.svg Lazio v. Flag of Poland.svg  Poland, 11 September 2018
MF Ilmari Niskanen (1997-10-27) 27 October 1997 (age 21)90 Flag of Finland.svg KuPS v. Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania, 16 October 2018
MF Urho Nissilä (1996-04-04) 4 April 1996 (age 22)41 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Zulte Waregem v. Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania, 16 October 2018
FW Santeri Hostikka (1997-09-30) 30 September 1997 (age 21)70 Flag of Poland.svg Pogon Szczecin v. Flag of Poland.svg  Poland, 11 September 2018
FW Rasmus Karjalainen (1996-04-04) 4 April 1996 (age 22)80 Flag of Finland.svg KuPS v. Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania, 16 October 2018
FW Benjamin Källman (1998-06-17) 17 June 1998 (age 20)96 Flag of Denmark.svg Vendsyssel v. Flag of Poland.svg  Poland, 11 September 2018
FW Saku Savolainen (1996-08-13) 13 August 1996 (age 22)62 Flag of Finland.svg KuPS v. Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia, 12 October 2018
FW Lassi Lappalainen (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 20)73 Flag of Finland.svg HJK v. Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania, 16 October 2018
FW Mikael Soisalo (1998-04-24) 24 April 1998 (age 20)90 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Zulte Waregem v. Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania, 16 October 2018
FW Saku Ylätupa (1999-08-04) 4 August 1999 (age 19)40 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax v. Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania, 16 October 2018
FW Marcus Forss (1999-06-18) 18 June 1999 (age 19)10 Flag of England.svg Brentford v. Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark, 7 September 2018
FW Benjamin Källman (1998-06-17) 17 June 1998 (age 20)96 Flag of Scotland.svg Dundee v. Flag of Poland.svg  Poland, 11 September 2018

Coaching staff

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PositionName
Head coach Flag of Finland.svg Juha Malinen
Assistant coach Flag of England.svg Stephen Ward
Goalkeeping coach Flag of Finland.svg Mikko Kavén
Video analyst Flag of Finland.svg Jouko Kylmäoja
Physiotherapist Flag of Finland.svg Tony Elomaa
Doctor Flag of Finland.svg Jonne Väisänen
Kit manager Flag of Finland.svg Timo Naukkarinen
Team manager Flag of Finland.svg Joonas Vilkki

Past squads

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