|Nickname(s)||Helmarit (the Boreal Owls)|
|Association|| Football Association|
|Head coach||Anna Signeul|
|Most caps||Laura Österberg Kalmari (130)|
|Top scorer||Laura Österberg Kalmari (41)|
|Current|| 31 |
|Highest||14 (September 2005)|
|Lowest||32 (March 2019)|
(Mariehamn, 25 August 1973)
(Helsinki, 21 November 2009)
(Vejen, 26 July 1975)
|UEFA Women's Championship|
|Appearances||3 (first in 2005 )|
|Best result||Semifinals (2005)|
The Finland women's national football team represents Finland in international women's football. The team, controlled by the Football Association of Finland (SPL/FBF), reached the semi-finals of the 2005 European Championship, surprising the female football world having drawn with Sweden and beaten Denmark. Finland hosted the 2009 EC finals.
Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic 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. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.
Women's association football, usually known as women's football or women's soccer, is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.
The Football Association of Finland is the governing body of football in Finland. It was founded in Helsinki on 19 May 1907.
The Finnish team now has a few players that are considered to be among the best in the female football, such as Laura Österberg Kalmari, Sanna Valkonen and Anne Mäkinen.
Laura Elina Österberg Kalmari is a Finnish former professional football (soccer) player. Immediately prior to her retirement in early 2012, she had been playing as a forward for American Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) team Sky Blue FC. She is the Finland women's national football team's most capped player and all-time record goalscorer.
Sanna Margit Valkonen is a Finnish former football defender. She played for KontU, PuiU, MPS Malmin and HJK Helsinki in the Naisten Liiga, Boston Renegades in the W-League, and Umeå IK, AIK Fotboll and KIF Örebro in the Damallsvenskan. She was named Finnish Footballer of the Year in 2001 and 2002.
Anne Maarit Mäkinen is a Finnish former footballer who last played for Swedish club AIK in Stockholm. She was a central midfielder.
As of March 2017, the team is ranked 28th in the FIFA world ranking. This is the lowest status since the ranking started in 2003. From 2004 to 2010 the typical ranking was #16.
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is a non-profit organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and efootball. It is the highest governing body of football.
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The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.
The Algarve Cup is an invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious and longest-running women's international football events and has been nicknamed the "Mini FIFA Women's World Cup".
The Portuguese Football Federation also known as FPF is the governing body of football in Portugal. It organizes the Campeonato de Portugal, the Taça de Portugal, the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, youth levels, women's football, beach soccer, futsal, and also the men's and the women's national football teams. Formed in 1914, it is based in the city of Oeiras.
Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe, being bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.
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The following squad was announced for UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualification against Portugal and Spain on 16 and 20 September 2016.
Group 2 of the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying competition consisted of five teams: Spain, Finland, Republic of Ireland, Portugal, and Montenegro. The composition of the eight groups in the qualifying group stage was decided by the draw held on 20 April 2015.
The Portugal women's national football team represents Portugal in international women's football competition. The team is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) and competes as a member of UEFA in various international football tournaments such as the FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's Euro, the Summer Olympics, and the Algarve Cup.
The Spain women's national football team represents Spain in international women's football since 1980, and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain.
Head coach: Andrée Jeglertz
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Minna Meriluoto||4 October 1985||58||0|
|23||GK||Tinja-Riikka Korpela (vc)||5 May 1986||71||0|
|3||DF||Tuija Hyyrynen||10 March 1988||84||1|
|5||DF||Emma Koivisto||25 September 1994||22||1|
|6||DF||Katarina Naumanen||24 July 1995||9||0|
|2||DF||Maija Saari (c)||26 March 1986||95||11|
|16||DF||Anna Westerlund||9 April 1989||92||1|
|8||MF||Olga Ahtinen||15 August 1997||0||0|
|10||MF||Emmi Alanen||30 April 1991||63||14|
|11||MF||Nora Heroum||20 July 1994||48||1|
|15||MF||Natalia Kuikka||1 December 1995||24||2|
|7||MF||Annika Kukkonen||12 April 1990||75||2|
|4||MF||Ria Öling||15 September 1994||13||1|
|20||MF||Linda Ruutu||17 February 1990||14||1|
|14||MF||Iina Salmi||12 October 1994||3||0|
|13||FW||Jenny Danielsson||30 August 1994||11||3|
|19||FW||Adelina Engman||11 October 1994||42||6|
|22||FW||Sanni Franssi||19 March 1995||7||1|
|9||FW||Juliette Kemppi||14 May 1994||23||3|
|18||FW||Linda Sällström||13 July 1988||71||29|
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Siiri Välimaa||14 April 1990||0||0||v. |
|DF||Janni Laakso||5 July 1996||0||0||v. |
|DF||Katri Mattsson||22 November 1982||100||3||v. |
|DF||Tia Painilainen||25 October 1996||0||0||v. |
|MF||Kaisa Björn||29 July 1989||0||0||v. |
|MF||Riikka Ketoja||10 September 1994||5||0||v. |
|MF||Sanna Saarinen||4 September 1991||17||3||v. |
|MF||Julia Tunturi||25 April 1996||6||0||v. |
|MF||Ella Vanhanen||15 September 1993||0||0||v. |
|FW||Tia Hälinen||18 February 1994||3||0||v. |
Andrée Alexander Jeglertz is a Swedish football manager and former professional player. He is an assistant coach for the Canadian women's national team.
Mika Sankala is a Finnish football manager and a former footballer. He is currently the assistant coach for Finland women's national football team.
The United States women's national soccer team (USWNT) represents the United States in international women's soccer. The team is the most successful in international women's soccer, winning four Women's World Cup titles, four Olympic gold medals, eight CONCACAF Gold Cups and the gold medal at the 1999 Pan American Games. It medaled in every World Cup and Olympic tournament in women's soccer history from 1991 to 2015, before being knocked out in the quarterfinal of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team is governed by United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF.
The Germany women's national football team is governed by the German Football Association (DFB).
The Finland national football team represents Finland in international football competitions and is controlled by the Football Association of Finland.
The Canada women's national soccer team is overseen by the Canadian Soccer Association and competes in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).
The Sweden women's national football team represents Sweden in international women's football competition and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association. The national team has won the European Competition for Women's Football in 1984, one World Cup-silver (2003), as well as three European Championship-silvers. The team has participated in six Olympic Games, eight World Cups, as well as ten European Championships. Sweden won bronze medals at the World Cups in 1991, 2011 and 2019.
Pia Mariane Sundhage is a Swedish former professional football player who played most of her career as a forward, but had stints as a midfielder as well as a sweeper. Sundhage was the head coach of the United States women's national team from 2008 to 2012; during which her team won two Olympic gold medals and finished second at the World Cup. Sundhage was the 2012 FIFA World Coach of the Year. She became head coach of the Sweden women's national football team on 1 December 2012. Sundhage can be seen in the Sveriges Television documentary television series The Other Sport from 2013. Sundhage stepped down from coaching the Sweden women's national team in August 2017, and subsequently became the coach of the Sweden women's under-17 national team in January 2018.
The Norway women's national football team is controlled by the Football Association of Norway. The team is former European, World and Olympic champions and thus one of the most successful national teams. The team has had less success since the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.
The China women's national football team, recognized as China PR by FIFA, is governed by the Chinese Football Association. The team is colloquially referred to as "Zhōngguó Nǚzú".
The Brazil women's national football team represents Brazil in women's association football and is run by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). It has participated in eight editions of the FIFA Women's World Cup, finishing as runner-up in 2007, and seven editions of the Copa América Femenina.
The Mexico women's national football team represents Mexico on the international stage. The squad is governed by the Mexican Football Federation and competes within CONCACAF, the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. Holding gold medals in the Central American and Caribbean Games and a silver medal in the Pan American Games, La Tri's senior squad is currently ranked 27
The Wales women's national football team represents Wales in international women's football. They have yet to qualify for the final stages of the World Cup or European Championships and are currently ranked 35th in the world and 20th in Europe. The team is run by the Football Association of Wales.
The Netherlands women's national football team is directed by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), which is a member of UEFA and FIFA.
The Scotland women's national football team represents Scotland in international women's football competitions. Since 1998, the team has been governed by the Scottish Football Association (SFA). Scotland qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time in 2019, and qualified for their first UEFA Women's Euro in 2017. As of July 2019, the team was 22nd in the FIFA Women's World Rankings.
The Russia women's national football team represents Russia in international women's football. The team is controlled by the Football Union of Russia and affiliated with UEFA. Vera Pauw replaced Igor Shalimov as coach of the team in April 2011.
The Iceland women's national football team represents Iceland in international women's football. It is currently ranked as the 19th best national team in the world by FIFA as of June 2018. On October 30, 2008, the national team qualified to the 2009 UEFA Women's Championship, the first major football tournament Iceland take part in, having previously competed in the 1995 UEFA Women's Championship which was a home and away knockout competition. At the 2013 UEFA Women's Championship they've taken their first point in a major championship, following a draw against Norway in the opening game.
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Rut Hedvig Lindahl is a Swedish professional football goalkeeper who plays for Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga. She previously played club football in Sweden for Damallsvenskan clubs including Malmö FF, Linköpings FC, Kristianstads DFF and Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC as well as Chelsea in the English FA WSL. Since making her international debut in 2002, Lindahl has accrued over 115 caps for the Sweden women's national football team. On 3 August 2014 Lindahl played her 100th cap for Sweden women's national football team against England. On 17 September 2015 Lindahl played her 113th cap and thereby broke Elisabeth Leidinge's record to become the most capped Swedish female goalkeeper. She has kept goal for Sweden at the UEFA Women's Championship, the FIFA Women's World Cup and the Olympic Games. Lindahl was the Swedish women's goalkeeper of the year in 2004, 2005, 2009, 2014 and 2015. She won the 2015 Diamantbollen, after being one of three nominations for Damallsvenskan's Most Valuable Player in 2014. In 2016, Lindahl was one of 5 nominees for Women's PFA Players' Player of the Year and was also picked for the WSL Team of the Year.
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