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UEFA EURO: Finland - Greece Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

FinlandFinlandTampere Stadion - TampereThursday 5 September 2019
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Group J - Matchday 5
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Nations League
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/11/2018GS-FTGreece - Finland1-0
AthensGranlund 25 (og)
15/10/2018GS-FTFinland - Greece2-0
TampereSoiri 46, Kamara 89
2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
04/09/2015QR (GS)Greece - Finland0-1
PiraeusPohjanpalo 75
11/10/2014QR (GS)Finland - Greece1-1HelsinkiHurme 55; Karelis 24
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
05/09/2001QR (GS)Finland - Greece5-1
HelsinkiForssell 14, 45, Riihilahti 21, Kolkka 38, Litmanen 53; Karagounis 30
07/10/2000QR (GS)Greece - Finland1-0
AthensLiberopoulos 59
EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/06/1995PR (GS)Finland - Greece2-1
HelsinkiLitmanen 44 (P), Hjelm 54; Nikolaidis 6
12/10/1994PR (GS)Greece - Finland4-0
SalonikaMarkos 22, Batista 69, Machlas 76, 89
EURO '92
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
30/10/1991PR (GS)Greece - Finland2-0
AthensSaravakos 49, Borbokis 51
09/10/1991PR (GS)Finland - Greece1-1HelsinkiUkkonen 50; Tsalouchidis 74
1980 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/10/1978PR (GS)Greece - Finland8-1
AthensNikoloudis 15, 25, Delikaris 23, 47, Mavros 38, 44, 75 (P), Galakos 81; Heiskanen 61
24/05/1978PR (GS)Finland - Greece3-0
HelsinkiIsmail 35, 82, Nieminen 80
1968 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/05/1967PR (GS)Finland - Greece1-1HelsinkiPeltonen 18; Chaitas 39
16/10/1966PR (GS)Greece - Finland2-1
SalonikaAlexiadis 39, 86; Mäkipää 57
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Finland523051042101124351321
Greece540150322101125342113
FIFA*
Finland11001001----210152
Greece11001001----210125
Friendlies
Finland------------200224
Greece------------220042
Total
Finland633061052101165382027
Greece650160332101168352720

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 05/09/2019 10:09CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Finland - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Anssi Jaakkola13/03/198732Bristol Rovers - 0000
-Lukas Hradecky24/11/198929Leverkusen - 4000
-Jesse Joronen21/03/199326Brescia - 0000
Defenders
-Jukka Raitala15/09/198830Montreal - 2000
-Juha Pirinen22/10/199127Tromsø - 2000
-Paulus Arajuuri15/06/198831Pafos - 4000
-Jere Uronen13/07/199425Genk - 2000
-Niko Markkula27/06/199029Inter Turku - 0000
-Sauli Väisänen05/06/199425Chievo - 1000
-Leo Väisänen23/07/199722Den Bosch - 1000
-Albin Granlund01/09/198930Örebro - 3000
Midfielders
-Tim Sparv20/02/198732Midtjylland*4000
-Joona Toivio10/03/198831Häcken - 4000
-Joni Kauko12/07/199029Esbjerg - 0000
-Rasmus Schüller18/06/199128Minnesota United - 3000
-Petteri Forsell16/10/199028HJK - 1000
-Robin Lod17/04/199326Minnesota United - 4000
-Pyry Soiri22/09/199424Esbjerg - 3100
-Glen Kamara28/10/199523Rangers - 4000
-Fredrik Jensen09/09/199721Augsburg - 1100
Forwards
-Teemu Pukki29/03/199029Norwich - 4300
-Jasse Tuominen12/11/199523BATE - 0000
-Rasmus Karjalainen04/04/199623Fortuna Sittard - 1000
Coach
-Markku Kanerva24/05/196455 - 4000
Greece - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Odisseas Vlachodimos26/04/199425Benfica - 3000
-Alexandros Paschalakis28/07/198930PAOK - 0000
-Vassilis Barkas30/05/199425AEK - 1000
Defenders
-Vasilis Torosidis10/06/198534Olympiacos - 0000
-Sokratis Papastathopoulos09/06/198831Arsenal - 3000
-Dimitris Siovas16/09/198830Leganés - 4000
-Kostas Manolas14/06/199128Napoli - 1000
-Kostas Stafylidis02/12/199325Hoffenheim - 1000
-Kostas Tsimikas12/05/199623Olympiacos - 0000
-Michalis Bakakis18/03/199128AEK - 2000
Midfielders
-Andreas Samaris13/06/198930Benfica - 4000
-Giannis Fetfatzidis21/12/199028Aris - 0000
-Dimitris Kolovos27/04/199326Panathinaikos - 4100
-Manolis Siopis14/05/199425Alanyaspor - 2000
-Carlos Zeca31/08/198831København - 4100
-Dimitris Kourbelis02/11/199325Panathinaikos - 3000
-Dimitris Pelkas26/10/199325PAOK - 1000
-Andreas Bouchalakis05/04/199326Olympiacos - 1000
-Dimitris Limnios27/05/199821PAOK - 0000
-Marious Vrousai02/07/199821Willem II - 0000
-Giorgos Masouras01/01/199425Olympiacos*4000
Forwards
-Efthymis Koulouris06/03/199623Toulouse - 3000
-Vangelis Pavlidis21/11/199820Willem II - 0000
Coach
-John van 't Schip30/12/196355 - 0000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Markku Kanerva

Date of birth: 24 May 1964
Nationality: Finnish
Playing career: HJK Helsinki (twice), Elfsborg, FinnPa
Coaching career: HJK Helsinki (assistant), Viikingit, Finland Under-21s, Finland (caretaker, twice), Finland (assistant), Finland

• A defender in his playing days, Markku Kanerva started out at home-town club HJK and won five Finnish titles and three Finnish Cups over two spells, returning for four years until his retirement in 1998 after an initial stay from 1983 to 1990.

• Contested five games in the 1998/99 UEFA Champions League with HJK, having rejoined after stints with Swedish side Elfsborg and Finnish outfit FinnPa; Kanerva also picked up 59 caps for his national team, scoring once.

• Began his coaching career as an assistant at HJK before briefly holding the reins at Viikingit in 2003 and entering the Football Association of Finland (SPL-FBF) coaching set-up the following year.

• Took charge of Finland's U21s between 2004 and 2009, earning recognition as Finland's coach of the year in 2008 after booking the side a historic maiden place at the 2009 UEFA European U21 Championship finals.

• Assistant coach of Finland's senior team between 2010 and 2016, Kanerva took over in an interim capacity in both 2011 and 2015 before being handed the role full time as Hans Backe's replacement in December 2016. A home win against Iceland was the highlight of the unsuccessful qualifying campaign for the 2018 FIFA World Cup but better was to follow as Finland won promotion to League B in the first UEFA Nations League.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2431120.html#markku+kanerva

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John van 't Schip

Date of birth: 30 December 1963
Nationality: Dutch
Playing career: Ajax, Genoa
Coaching career: Ajax (youth, assistant), Twente, Jong Ajax (assistant), Netherlands (assistant), Ajax (assistant), Melbourne Heart, Guadalajara, Melbourne City, Zwolle, Greece

• Born in Canada, Van 't Schip was raised in the Netherlands from the age of eight, coming through the ranks at Ajax. The winger made his first-team debut in December 1981 and went on to win four league titles and three Dutch Cups with the club, also lifting the 1987 European Cup Winners' Cup and the UEFA Cup five years later.

• Also a member of the Netherlands' victorious squad at EURO '88, Van 't Schip won 41 caps for his country and was also involved in the 1990 FIFA World Cup and the 1992 UEFA European Championship, retiring in 1996 after four years with Genoa.

• Swiftly moved into coaching with Ajax's youth sides, taking charge of Twente in 2001; after two years back at Ajax B, he linked up with Marco van Basten to serve as assistant to the Netherlands national side.

• Left the Oranje after UEFA EURO 2008, following Van Basten to Ajax and working as his assistant there in 2008/09, taking temporary charge in May 2009 after the head coach's departure.

• Started a lengthy association with Melbourne Heart – now Melbourne City – in 2009, staying until 2017 either side of a year at Mexican side Guadalajara; returned to Europe in January 2017 for family reasons, taking charge of Zwolle from July 2017 to December 2018. Appointed coach of Greece in July 2019.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2619060.html#john+schip

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeJuan Martínez (ESP)
  • Assistant refereesRaúl Cabanero (ESP) , Iñigo Prieto López De Cerain (ESP)
  • Fourth officialRicardo De Burgos (ESP)
  • UEFA DelegateJan Damgaard (DEN)
  • UEFA Referee observerLuciano Luci (ITA)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Juan Martínez13/07/1982020

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
27/07/2017UEL3QRPanathinaikos FCGabala SC1-0Athens
16/07/2018U19GS-FTFinlandItaly0-1Vaasa
30/07/2019UCL2QROlympiacos FCFC Viktoria Plzeň4-0Piraeus

Last updated 05/09/2019 10:10CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Finland

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group J - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Italy440013112
    Finland4301629
    Armenia4202766
    Greece4112684
    Bosnia and Herzegovina4112574
    Liechtenstein40040130
    Matchday 1 (23/03/2019)
    Italy 2-0 Finland
    1-0 Barella 7, 2-0 Kean 74
    Hradecky, Arajuuri, Granlund (90 Soiri), Toivio, Väisänen, Kamara, Lod, Pukki (83 Karjalainen), Sparv, Pirinen, Hämäläinen (70 Lappalainen)
  • Matchday 2 (26/03/2019)
    Armenia 0-2 Finland
    0-1 Jensen 14, 0-2 Soiri 78
    Hradecky, Arajuuri, Granlund, Toivio, Kamara, Lod (87 Taylor), Jensen (69 Schüller), Pukki, Sparv, Pirinen, Hämäläinen (57 Soiri)
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Finland 2-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    1-0 Pukki 56, 2-0 Pukki 68
    Hradecky, Arajuuri, Granlund (38 Raitala), Toivio, Kamara, Lod, Pukki, Sparv, Skrabb (84 Schüller), Uronen, Forsell (63 Lappalainen)
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Liechtenstein 0-2 Finland
    0-1 Pukki 37, 0-2 Källman 57
    Hradecky, Arajuuri, Toivio, Kamara, Källman, Lod, Pukki, Sparv (61 Schüller), Uronen, Lappalainen (74 Soiri), Raitala (86 Väisänen)
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2019)
    Finland-Greece
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2019)
    Finland-Italy
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Finland
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Finland-Armenia
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Finland-Liechtenstein
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Greece-Finland

Greece

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group J - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Italy440013112
    Finland4301629
    Armenia4202766
    Greece4112684
    Bosnia and Herzegovina4112574
    Liechtenstein40040130
    Matchday 1 (23/03/2019)
    Liechtenstein 0-2 Greece
    0-1 Fortounis 45+1, 0-2 Donis 80
    Vlachodimos, Bakakis, Siovas, Zeca, Fortounis (83 Koulouris), Mitroglou (23 Donis), Bakasetas (71 Kolovos), Masouras, Kourbelis, Samaris, Koutris
  • Matchday 2 (26/03/2019)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-2 Greece
    1-0 Višća 10, 2-0 Pjanić 15, 2-1 Fortounis 64 (P) , 2-2 Kolovos 85
    Vlachodimos, Bakakis (80 Koulouris), Siovas, Bouchalakis (46 Masouras), Zeca, Fortounis, Donis, Papastathopoulos, Kourbelis (67 Kolovos), Samaris, Koutris
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Greece 0-3 Italy
    0-1 Barella 23, 0-2 Insigne 30, 0-3 Bonucci 33
    Barkas, Stafylidis, Manolas, Siovas, Zeca, Fortounis, Masouras, Kolovos (46 Mavrias), Papastathopoulos, Kourbelis (46 Siopis), Samaris (77 Bakasetas)
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Greece 2-3 Armenia
    0-1 Karapetyan 8, 0-2 Ghazaryan 33, 1-2 Zeca 54, 1-3 Barseghyan 74, 2-3 Fortounis 87
    Vlachodimos, Siovas, Zeca, Koulouris, Fortounis, Pelkas (68 Kolovos), Masouras, Mavrias (17 Kotsiras), Papastathopoulos, Samaris (75 Siopis), Koutris
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2019)
    Finland-Greece
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2019)
    Greece-Liechtenstein
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
    Italy-Greece
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Greece-Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Armenia-Greece
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Greece-Finland

Last updated 05/09/2019 10:08CET

Legend

:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.

Competitions

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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