|Nickname(s)||Helmarit (the Pearl Owls)|
|Association|| Football Association|
|Head coach||Anna Signeul|
|Most caps||Laura Österberg Kalmari (130)|
|Top scorer||Laura Österberg Kalmari (41)|
|Current|| 28 |
|Highest||14 (September 2005)|
|Lowest||31 (September 2018)|
(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 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.
Women's association football, also commonly 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 an organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and eFootball. FIFA is responsible for the organization of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women's World Cup which commenced in 1991.
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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, nicknamed the Mini FIFA Women's World Cup, is a global 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.
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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. It is 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. 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 who manages Umeå FC.
Mika Sankala is a Finnish football manager and a former footballer. He is currently the assistant coach for Finland women's national football team.
Sweden women's national football team 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, seven World Cups, as well as nine European Championships. Sweden won the bronze medal at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.
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 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 in 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 December 2018, the team was 20th 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.
Minna Johanna Meriluoto is a Finnish international football goalkeeper. At club level she plays in the Naisten Liiga for HJK Helsinki.
Sanna Reetta Talonen is a retired Finnish football forward. She last played in the Swedish Damallsvenskan for KIF Örebro, a club she represented for seven seasons, scoring 54 league goals. She previously played for FC Ilves and FC Honka in Finland's Naisten Liiga and Florida Seminoles and Vancouver Whitecaps in United States' NCAA and W-League respectively.
Tinja-Riikka Tellervo Korpela is a Finnish football goalkeeper who plays for Norwegian club Vålerenga. She previously played for Bayern Munich in the German Frauen-Bundesliga, Tyresö FF in Sweden's Damallsvenskan, LSK Kvinner and Kolbotn of Norway's Toppserien, and FC Honka of Finland's Naisten Liiga.
Anna Ǻsa Olivia Westerlund is a Finnish footballer, who plays at club level for LSK Kvinner FK of the Norwegian Toppserien. She previously played for FC Honka in Finland's Naisten Liiga and Umeå IK. Despite playing 90 minutes in all 22 of Umeå's league matches, her contract with the club was not extended at the end of the 2011 season. The following season she remained in Sweden with Piteå IF.
Jaana Lyytikäinen is a Finnish footballer, currently playing for Åland United in Finland's Naisten Liiga. She has been a member of the senior Finland women's national football team since her debut against Scotland in September 2007.
Katri Susanna Mattsson is a Finnish former football midfielder, who most recently played for PK-35 Vantaa. She previously played for LSK Kvinner FK of the Norwegian Toppserien. Before moving to Norway she played the 2012 season with Jitex BK in the Swedish Damallsvenskan. Mattsson previously played for United Pietarsaari in the Naisten Liiga, Florida Atlantic Owls in the NCAA, Bälinge IF in the Damallsvenskan, and VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.
Leena Puranen is a Finnish football forward who plays for Swedish lower division team Kungsbacka DFF. In 2012 and 2013 she played for Jitex BK in Sweden's Damallsvenskan. She previously played for FC Ilves, United Pietarsaari and HJK in the Naisten Liiga, and KIF Örebro and Hammarby IF in the Swedish league.
Susanna Minttu Maria Lehtinen is a retired Finnish football midfielder. She last played in the Swedish Damallsvenskan for KIF Örebro, a club she represented for eight seasons. She has also played for FC Espoo, FC Honka and Florida Atlantic Owls (NCAA).
Emmi Alanen is a Finnish football midfielder and former wrestler who plays for Swedish Damallsvenskan club Växjö DFF. Before moving to Sweden in 2013, she played for Kokkola F10, Sport-39 Vaasa, FC United Pietarsaari and HJK Helsinki of the Naistenliiga.
Heidi Kivelä is a Finnish football midfielder currently playing in the Naistenliiga for PK-35 Vantaa, with whom she has also played the UEFA Champions League. She made her debut for the Finnish national team against Russia in February 2013 and went to the 2013 Cyprus Cup.
Tuija Annika Hyyrynen is a Finnish football defender who plays for Juventus in Italy's Serie A. She previously played for Umeå IK in Sweden's Damallsvenskan; HJK Helsinki and Åland United in Finland's Naisten Liiga. In 2010 Hyyrynen played in America, with Florida State Seminoles and Pali Blues.
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