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England National Football Team Match No. 774

Finland 0 England 0 [0-0]

Wednesday, 11 October 2000

Finland Pre-Match

 

Finland Squad for the Matches against Greece & England October 2000
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G

Forssell, Mikael Kaj

15-Mar-1981 19 F Crystal Palace FC, England on loan from Chelsea FC, England

6

0

Helin, Petri 13-Dec-1969 30 D FC Jokerit

17

3

Hyypiä, Sami

07-Oct-1973 26 D Liverpool FC, England

35

1

Jääskeläinen, Jussi 19-Apr-1975 25 G Bolton Wanderers FC, England

6

0

Johansson, Jonatan Lillebror 16-Aug-1975 25 F Charlton Athletic FC, England

28

9

Kolkka, Joonas 28-Sep-1974 26 M PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands

30

6

Kottila, Mika

22-Sep-1974 26 F SK Brann, Norway

14

2

Kuqi, Shefki 10-Nov-1976 23 F FC Jokerit

12

2

Litmanen, Jari Olavi 20-Feb-1971 29 M Barcelona FC, Spain

66

17

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Niemi, Antti 31-May-1972 28 G Heart of Midlothian FC, Scotland

40

0

Nurmela, Mika 26-Dec-1971 28 M SC Heerenveen, Netherlands

18

0

Reini, Juha 19-Mar-1975 25 D KRC Genk, Belgium

13

0

Riihilahti, Aki

09-Sep-1976 24 M Vålerenga

20

2

Saarinen, Janne

28-Feb-1977 23 D HJK Helsinki

2

0

Janne Saarinen was a late addition to the squad.

Salli, Janne

14-Dec-1977 22 D FC Haka Valkeakoski

7

1

Tihinen, Hannu

01-Jul-1976 24 D Viking FK, Norway

13

1

Valakari, Simo

28-Apr-1973 27 M Derby County FC, England

18

0

Wiss, Jarkko 17-Apr-1972 28 M Stockport County FC, England

31

2

Ylönen, Harri

21-Dec-1971 28 D SK Brann, Norway

37

1

All information correct up to and including Finland's match against Greece on 7 October 2000.

Notes

Thursday, 2 October 2000 - Finnish coach Antti Muurinen on Monday named his 18-man squad to face Greece and England in World Cup qualifying matches, making few changes to the side which beat Albania 2-1 last month. Muurinen's four strikers remain the same but he added Stockport County's Jarkko Wiss in midfield and Genk's Juha Reini to fill in for suspended defender Janne Saarinen. Barcelona's Jari Litmanen will again orchestrate the midfield and Liverpool's Sami Hyypiä will anchor the defence against Greece in Athens on Saturday and England in Helsinki on October 11.

 

Finland Results
No. Date Opposition Venue Type F A Result H.T.
- 18-Aug-1999 Belgium Stade Jan Breydel, Bruxelles F 4 3 AW [2-1]
- 04-Sep-1999 Germany Olympiastadion, Helsinki ECP 1 2 HL [0-2]
- 09-Oct-1999 Northern Ireland Olympiastadion, Helsinki ECP 4 1 HW [1-0]
- 31-Jan-2000 Faroe Islands La Manga, Spain T 1 0 NW [0-0]
- 02-Feb-2000 Iceland La Manga, Spain T 0 1 NL [0-1]
Finland won the Nordic Championship 2000-01, in which they also played two matches regarded as unofficial internationals, a 2-1 win over Denmark, represented by a League XI, in La Manga, Spain on 4 February 2000 and a 1-0 win against Sweden, played indoors in Jönköping on 1 February 2001.
- 20-Feb-2000 Thailand Bangkok T 0 0 AD [0-0]
- 23-Feb-2000 Estonia Bangkok, Thailand T 4 2 NW [2-0]
- 27-Feb-2000 Thailand Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok T 1 5 AL [0-3]
Finland finished runners-up to Thailand in the King's Cup 2000, in which they also  played an unofficial international match, the 3-0 win against Brazil, represented by a youth side, in Bangkok on 25 February 2000.
- 29-Mar-2000 Wales Millennium Stadium, Caerdydd F 2 1 AW [2-0]
- 26-Apr-2000 Poland Stadion Lecha, Poznań F 0 0 AD [0-0]
- 03-Jun-2000 Latvia Daugava Stadium, Riga F 0 1 AL [0-0]
- 16-Aug-2000 Norway Finnair Stadium, Helsinki T* 3 1 HW [1-0]
- 02-Sep-2000 Albania Finnair Stadium, Helsinki WCP 2 1 HW [1-0]
- 07-Oct-2000 Greece Olympiako Stadio Athinas Spyros Louis, Athína WCP 0 1 AL [0-0]

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