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Österberg-Kalmari comes in from the cold

Published: Tuesday 27 January 2009, 15.46CET
Laura Österberg-Kalmari is back in Michael Käld's Finland squad for the upcoming training camp in Cyprus which will see the UEFA WOMENS' EURO 2009™ hosts play friendly games against England, on 9 and 12 February.
Österberg-Kalmari comes in from the cold
Laura Kalmari in action in 2005 ©Getty Images
 
Published: Tuesday 27 January 2009, 15.46CET

Österberg-Kalmari comes in from the cold

Laura Österberg-Kalmari is back in Michael Käld's Finland squad for the upcoming training camp in Cyprus which will see the UEFA WOMENS' EURO 2009™ hosts play friendly games against England, on 9 and 12 February.

Laura Österberg-Kalmari is back in Michael Käld's Finland squad for the upcoming training camp in Cyprus which will see the UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ hosts play two friendly games against England, on 9 and 12 February.

Experienced players
The Finland squad is almost identical to the one he took to China earlier this year. Essi Sainio is out because her club, 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam, have important games scheduled. Österberg-Kalmari and Anne Mäkinen, on the other hand, will bring valuable experience to the squad. Österberg-Kalmari is making a comeback having not played an international game since September 2006. She was known simply as Laura Kalmari prior to her marriage in 2007.

Finland squad
Goalkeepers: Minna Meriluoto (Hammarby), Tinja-Riikka Korpela (FC Honka Espoo).

Defenders: Maija Saari (Umeå IK), Tuija Hyyrynen (HJK Helsinki), Sanna Valkonen (KIF Örebro), Tiina Salmén (Amazon Grimstad), Petra Vaelma, (Klepp), Miia Niemi (Amazon Grimstad).

Midfielders: Leena Puranen (Hammarby), Anna Westerlund (FC Honka Espoo), Anne Mäkinen (AIK Solna), Jessica Julin (Stattena IF), Linda Sällström (Djurgårdens IF FF).

Forwards: Sanna Talonen (KIF Örebro), Laura Österberg-Kalmari (AIK Solna), Susanna Lehtinen (KIF Örebro), Anna-Kaisa Rantanen (Djurgårdens IF FF), Nina Hietanen (Hammarby), Annica Sjölund (AIK Solna).

 

Last updated: 27/01/09 17.37CET

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