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Finland claim Group 6 honours

Published: Wednesday 10 September 2008, 0.26CET
Slovenia 0-0 Finland
Denmark's victory against Scotland confirmed Finland as winners of Group 6 and they head into the play-offs off the back of a goalless draw in Velenje.
by Martin Pavčnik
Finland claim Group 6 honours
Tomi Petrescu helped Finland to top spot in the section ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 10 September 2008, 0.26CET

Finland claim Group 6 honours

Slovenia 0-0 Finland
Denmark's victory against Scotland confirmed Finland as winners of Group 6 and they head into the play-offs off the back of a goalless draw in Velenje.

Denmark's victory against Scotland confirmed Finland as winners of Group 6 and they head into the play-offs off the back of a goalless draw in Velenje.

Play-off guarantee
Finland went into their final group match two points clear of Scotland and guaranteed a play-off spot as one of the four best-placed runners-up, irrespective of how their closest challengers fared in Denmark. That fact may have contributed to visiting goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola being by far the busier No1. The custodian saved Rene Mihelič's shot in the first half and twice thwarted Tim Matavz after the break.

Improved display
The away side were more creative after the interval with Tomi Petrescu and Tim Sparv going close but, in the end, the result was immaterial due to Denmark's win that saw them join Finland in the play-offs by virtue of goal difference. Both sides will learn their next opponents in the draw which will take place at the HSB Turning Torso Meetings skyscraper in Malmo, Sweden, from 12.00CET on 12 September.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.26CET

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Lineups

Slovenia

Slovenia

Finland

Finland

1
KoprivecJan Koprivec (GK)
12
JaakkolaAnssi Jaakkola (GK)
2
SalkičErik Salkič
Yellow Card36
2
JalastoVille Jalasto
3
ApatičTadej Apatič
4
Portin Jonas Portin
4
ElsnerRok Elsner (C)
5
TurunenTuomo Turunen
5
RajčevičAleksander Rajčevič
6
SparvTim Sparv (C)
Yellow Card51
6
KorunUros Korun
Substitution79
11
ParikkaJarno Parikka
Substitution90+1
7
MiheličRene Mihelič
Substitution74
13
KärkkäinenPyry Kärkkäinen
8
VilerMitja Viler
14
AhoJoni Aho
9
MatavžTim Matavž
16
M. OjalaMika Ojala
Substitution60
10
PečnikNejc Pečnik
17
HakolaJuha Hakola
Substitution70
11
TrifkovičDamjan Trifkovič
Substitution62
8
M. HetemajMehmet Hetemaj

Substitutes

12
RozmanMatjaz Rozman (GK)
1
MaanojaTomi Maanoja (GK)
13
TolimirNikola Tolimir
3
RaitalaJukka Raitala
14
BačinovićArmin Bačinović
Substitution79
7
HämäläinenKasper Hämäläinen
Substitution60
15
MijatovičBoris Mijatovič
9
SadikBerat Sadik
16
VelikonjaEtien Velikonja
Substitution62
10
PetrescuTomi Petrescu
Substitution90+1
17
BezjakRoman Bezjak
18
GustafssonJermu Gustafsson
18
PlutVito Plut
Substitution74
15
KokkoAleksandr Kokko
Substitution70

Coach

Tomaž Kavčič (SVN) Markku Tapio Kanerva (FIN)

Referee

Cyril Zimmermann (SUI)

Assistant referees

Bruno Zurbrügg (SUI), Christoph Lanz (SUI)

Fourth official

Bruno Grossen (SUI)

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