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|Number of teams||16|
|Level on pyramid||2|
|Promotion to||Naisten Liiga|
|Relegation to||Naisten Kakkonen|
|Current champions||Merilappi United|
Naisten Ykkönen (Swedish : Damettan) is the second highest division of women's football in Finland. The league was established in 1984 as "Naisten I divisioona", the current name has been used since 1996. It is composed of two sections with 8 teams in each. The four best teams of each group will play a promotion group and the winner is promoted to Naisten Liiga for the 2015 season.
Swedish is a North Germanic language spoken natively by 10 million people, predominantly in Sweden, and in parts of Finland, where it has equal legal standing with Finnish. It is largely mutually intelligible with Norwegian and to some extent with Danish, although the degree of mutual intelligibility is largely dependent on the dialect and accent of the speaker. Both Norwegian and Danish are generally easier for Swedish speakers to read than to listen to because of difference in accent and tone when speaking. Swedish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era. It has the most speakers of the North Germanic languages.
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.
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.
FC Kuusysi (‘sixty-nine’) is a football club in Lahti, Finland. Its men’s team is currently playing in the third tier of Finnish football (Kakkonen) under the name FC Lahti Akatemia, and its women's team is playing in Women's Ykkönen. The homeground of FC Kuusysi is Lahden kisapuisto.
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