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UEFA EURO: Finland - Italy Match press kits

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FinlandFinlandTampere Stadion - TampereSunday 8 September 2019
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Group J - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
23/03/2019QR (GS)Italy - Finland2-0
UdineBarella 7, Kean 74
UEFA EURO 2004
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/06/2003PR (GS)Finland - Italy0-2
HelsinkiTotti 31, Del Piero 73
29/03/2003PR (GS)Italy - Finland2-0
PalermoVieri 6, 23
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/10/1977QR (GS)Italy - Finland6-1
TurinBettega 29, 38, 59, 62, Graziani 45, Zaccarelli 71; Haaskivi 67
08/06/1977QR (GS)Finland - Italy0-3
HelsinkiGentile 8, Bettega 56, Benetti 81
1976 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
27/09/1975PR (GS)Italy - Finland0-0Rome
05/06/1975PR (GS)Finland - Italy0-1
HelsinkiChinaglia 26 (P)
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
23/06/1965QR (GS)Finland - Italy0-2
HelsinkiMazzola 33 (P), 78
04/11/1964QR (GS)Italy - Finland6-1
GenovaFacchetti 1, Holmqvist 8 (og), Rivera 16, Bulgarelli 49, Mazzola 54, 83; Peltonen 88
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Finland20023012----501407
Italy32102200----541070
FIFA*
Finland20022002----4004217
Italy22002200----4400172
Friendlies
Finland------------5104510
Italy------------5401105
Total
Finland40045014----141112734
Italy54104400----141211347

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 09/09/2019 11:52CET

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 - 5000
-Jesse Joronen21/03/199326Brescia - 0000
Defenders
-Jukka Raitala15/09/198830Montreal - 3000
-Juha Pirinen22/10/199127Tromsø - 2000
-Paulus Arajuuri15/06/198831Pafos - 5000
-Jere Uronen13/07/199425Genk - 3000
-Sauli Väisänen05/06/199425Chievo - 1000
-Leo Väisänen23/07/199722Den Bosch - 1000
-Albin Granlund01/09/198930Örebro - 3000
Midfielders
-Joona Toivio10/03/198831Häcken - 5000
-Joni Kauko12/07/199029Esbjerg - 0000
-Rasmus Schüller18/06/199128Minnesota - 4000
-Petteri Forsell16/10/199028HJK - 1000
-Robin Lod17/04/199326Minnesota - 5000
-Pyry Soiri22/09/199424Esbjerg - 4100
-Glen Kamara28/10/199523Rangers*5000
-Fredrik Jensen09/09/199721Augsburg - 2100
Forwards
-Teemu Pukki29/03/199029Norwich - 5400
-Simon Skrabb19/01/199524Norrköping - 1000
-Lassi Lappalainen24/08/199821HJK - 3000
-Jasse Tuominen12/11/199523BATE - 1000
-Rasmus Karjalainen04/04/199623Fortuna Sittard - 2000
Coach
-Markku Kanerva24/05/196455 - 5000
Italy - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Salvatore Sirigu12/01/198732Torino - 3000
-Alex Meret22/03/199722Napoli - 0000
-Gianluigi Donnarumma25/02/199920Milan - 2000
Defenders
-Danilo D'Ambrosio09/09/198830Internazionale - 0000
-Leonardo Bonucci01/05/198732Juventus - 5100
-Armando Izzo02/03/199227Torino - 1000
-Alessio Romagnoli12/01/199524Milan - 2000
-Francesco Acerbi10/02/198831Lazio - 0000
-Gianluca Mancini17/04/199623Roma - 2000
-Emerson03/08/199425Chelsea - 3000
Midfielders
-Alessandro Florenzi11/03/199128Roma - 2000
-Federico Bernardeschi16/02/199425Juventus - 4000
-Vincenzo Grifo07/04/199326Freiburg - 0000
-Nicolò Barella07/02/199722Internazionale - 4200
-Jorginho20/12/199127Chelsea - 5000
-Lorenzo Pellegrini19/06/199623Roma - 2100
-Stefano Sensi05/08/199524Internazionale - 2100
-Sandro Tonali08/05/200019Brescia - 0000
Forwards
-Ciro Immobile20/02/199029Lazio - 1000
-Stephan El Shaarawy27/10/199226Shanghai - 0000
-Andrea Belotti20/12/199325Torino - 3200
-Federico Chiesa25/10/199721Fiorentina - 3000
-Kevin Lasagna10/08/199227Udinese - 1000
Coach
-Roberto Mancini27/11/196454 - 5000

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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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Roberto Mancini

Date of birth: 27 November 1964
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: Bologna, Sampdoria, Lazio, Leicester (loan)
Coaching career: Fiorentina, Lazio, Internazionale Milano (twice), Manchester City, Galatasaray, Zenit, Italy

• Spent the majority of his playing career in Italy, winning Serie A titles and UEFA Cup Winners' Cups with both Sampdoria and Lazio as well as six editions of the Coppa Italia, four with Sampdoria and two with Lazio. Capped 36 times by Italy, the forward was a bronze medallist at the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

• Started his coaching career as assistant to Sven-Göran Eriksson at Lazio before replacing Fatih Terim at Fiorentina in 2001. After leading the Viola to the Coppa Italia, he returned to Lazio and repeated that feat as well as steering the Roman club into the UEFA Champions League and to the UEFA Cup semi-finals in 2002/03.

• Became coach of Inter in July 2004, replacing Alberto Zaccheroni one day after terminating his contract with Lazio; led the Nerazzurri to Coppa Italia glory in his debut season, Inter's first domestic honour since the 1989 Scudetto. After Juventus were stripped of their 2005/06 title and AC Milan suffered a points penalty, Inter were finally crowned champions of Italy again. Mancini repeated that success in 2006/07.

• Left Inter in May 2008 despite winning another title and replaced Mark Hughes as manager of Manchester City midway through the 2009/10 Premier League season. City finished fifth in his first campaign, third in his second – when they also lifted the FA Cup – and dramatically won the top flight for the first time in 44 years on the final day of his third.

• City finished second the following season, but Mancini was sacked two days after losing to Wigan in the 2013 FA Cup final. Mancini succeeded Terim again that September at Galatasaray, winning the 2014 Turkish Cup in what proved his only season; returned to Inter for two seasons from 2014 before joining Russian club Zenit in 2017, stepping down the following year to take charge of Italy.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=352695.html#roberto+mancini

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeBobby Madden (SCO)
  • Assistant refereesFrancis Connor (SCO) , David Roome (SCO)
  • Fourth officialJohn Beaton (SCO)
  • UEFA DelegateTormod Larsen (NOR)
  • UEFA Referee observerAndreas Schluchter (SUI)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Bobby Madden25/10/1978360

Bobby Madden

Referee since: 2002
First division: 2010
FIFA badge: 2010

Tournaments: 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

Finals
N/A

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
26/10/2011U17QRPortugalFinland2-1Viseu
29/10/2011U17QRFinlandRussia1-3Mangualde
07/11/2013UELGSSS LazioApollon Limassol FC2-1Rome
27/11/2014UELGSFC Internazionale MilanoFC Dnipro2-1Milan
04/10/2018UELGSAC MilanOlympiacos FC3-1Milan

Last updated 09/09/2019 12:08CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Finland

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group J - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Italy660018318
    Finland64028412
    Armenia630312119
    Bosnia and Herzegovina621312117
    Greece61237105
    Liechtenstein60151191
    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 1-0 Greece
    1-0 Pukki 52 (P)
    Hradecky, Arajuuri, Toivio, Kamara, Lod, Pukki (85 Karjalainen), Soiri (93 Schüller), Sparv, Uronen, Tuominen (87 Jensen), Raitala
  • 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

Italy

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group J - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Italy660018318
    Finland64028412
    Armenia630312119
    Bosnia and Herzegovina621312117
    Greece61237105
    Liechtenstein60151191
    Matchday 1 (23/03/2019)
    Italy 2-0 Finland
    1-0 Barella 7, 2-0 Kean 74
    Donnarumma, Piccini, Chiellini, Biraghi (91 Spinazzola), Verratti (85 Zaniolo), Jorginho, Bernardeschi, Kean, Immobile (80 Quagliarella), Barella, Bonucci
  • Matchday 2 (26/03/2019)
    Italy 6-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Sensi 17, 2-0 Verratti 32, 3-0 Quagliarella 35 (P) , 4-0 Quagliarella 45+3 (P) , 5-0 Kean 69, 6-0 Pavoletti 76
    Sirigu, Mancini, Verratti, Spinazzola, Jorginho (57 Zaniolo), Romagnoli, Kean, Sensi, Politano, Bonucci (79 Izzo), Quagliarella (72 Pavoletti)
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Greece 0-3 Italy
    0-1 Barella 23, 0-2 Insigne 30, 0-3 Bonucci 33
    Sirigu, Chiellini, Emerson (68 De Sciglio), Verratti (81 Lo. Pellegrini), Jorginho, Belotti (84 Bernardeschi), Insigne, Chiesa, Florenzi, Barella, Bonucci
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Italy 2-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    0-1 Džeko 32, 1-1 Insigne 49, 2-1 Verratti 86
    Sirigu, Chiellini, Emerson, Mancini (66 De Sciglio), Verratti, Jorginho, Insigne, Barella, Bonucci, Bernardeschi (80 Belotti), Quagliarella (46 Chiesa)
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2019)
    Armenia 1-3 Italy
    1-0 Karapetyan 11, 1-1 Belotti 28, 1-2 Lo. Pellegrini 77, 1-3 Belotti 80
    Donnarumma, Emerson, Verratti, Jorginho, Belotti, Bernardeschi (83 Lasagna), Romagnoli, Chiesa (61 Lo. Pellegrini), Florenzi, Barella (69 Sensi), Bonucci
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2019)
    Finland-Italy
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
    Italy-Greece
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Liechtenstein-Italy
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Italy
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Italy-Armenia

Last updated 09/09/2019 12:08CET

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
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.