Last updated 15/11/2019 10:35CET
UEFA EURO: Finland - Liechtenstein Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

FinlandFinlandHelsinki Football Stadium - HelsinkiFriday 15 November 2019
18.00CET (00.00 local time)
Group J - Matchday 9
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
PrintX
Print all chapters
Select a chapter
EUROPEAN QUALIFIERS OFFICIAL SPONSORS
  • Alipay
  • Booking.com
  • Hisense
  • Volkswagen
/insideuefa/mediaservices/presskits/european-qualifiers/season=2020/round=2001086/day=9/session=2/match=2026099/library/_sidebar.html

Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/06/2019QR (GS)Liechtenstein - Finland0-2
VaduzPukki 37, Källman 57
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/09/2009QR (GS)Liechtenstein - Finland1-1VaduzPolverino 75; Litmanen 74 (P)
06/06/2009QR (GS)Finland - Liechtenstein2-1
HelsinkiForssell 33, Johansson 71; M. Frick 13
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Finland----1100----110020
Liechtenstein1001--------100102
FIFA*
Finland11001010----211032
Liechtenstein10101001----201123
Friendlies
Finland------------101011
Liechtenstein------------101011
Total
Finland11002110----422063
Liechtenstein20111001----402236

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 13/11/2019 14:12CET

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 - 8000
-Jesse Joronen21/03/199326Brescia - 0000
Defenders
-Jukka Raitala15/09/198831Montreal - 5000
-Juha Pirinen22/10/199128Tromsø - 2000
-Paulus Arajuuri15/06/198831Pafos - 7000
-Thomas Lam18/12/199325Zwolle - 0000
-Daniel O'Shaughnessy14/09/199425HJK - 0000
-Sauli Väisänen05/06/199425Chievo - 4000
-Leo Väisänen23/07/199722Den Bosch - 1000
Midfielders
-Tim Sparv20/02/198732Midtjylland - 6000
-Joona Toivio10/03/198831Häcken - 8000
-Joni Kauko12/07/199029Esbjerg - 3000
-Rasmus Schüller18/06/199128Minnesota - 6000
-Robin Lod17/04/199326Minnesota - 8000
-Pyry Soiri22/09/199425Esbjerg - 7100
-Glen Kamara28/10/199524Rangers*8000
-Fredrik Jensen09/09/199722Augsburg - 3200
-Robert Taylor21/10/199425Tromsø - 1000
Forwards
-Teemu Pukki29/03/199029Norwich - 8700
-Simon Skrabb19/01/199524Norrköping - 1000
-Jasse Tuominen12/11/199524BATE - 3000
-Rasmus Karjalainen04/04/199623Fortuna Sittard - 2000
Coach
-Markku Kanerva24/05/196455 - 8000
Liechtenstein - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Benjamin Büchel04/07/198930Vaduz - 6000
-Lorenzo Lo Russo08/07/199326Linth 04 - 0000
-Justin Ospelt07/09/199920Vaduz - 0000
Defenders
-Martin Rechsteiner15/02/198930Balzers - 6000
-Daniel Brändle23/01/199227SV Pullach - 4000
-Seyhan Yildiz30/04/198930Balzers - 4000
-Max Göppel31/08/199722Vaduz - 7000
-Andreas Malin31/01/199425Mohrenbräu Dornbirn - 5000
Midfielders
-Martin Büchel19/02/198732Red Star Zurich - 7000
-Michele Polverino26/09/198435Balzers - 6000
-Marco Wolfinger18/04/198930Balzers - 0000
-Nicolas Hasler04/05/199128Sporting Kansas City*8000
-Sandro Wolfinger24/08/199128Eschen/Mauren - 6000
-Aron Sele02/09/199623Vaduz - 6000
-Fabio Wolfinger11/05/199623Eschen/Mauren - 0000
-Dennis Salanovic26/02/199623Thun - 8100
-Livio Meier10/01/199821Eschen/Mauren - 5000
-Robin Gubser17/04/199128Eschen/Mauren - 5000
Forwards
-Philipp Ospelt07/10/199227Eschen/Mauren - 0000
-Yanik Frick27/05/199821Rapperswil-Jona - 3100
-Ridvan Kardesoglu12/10/199623Chur 97 - 0000
Coach
-Helgi Kolvidsson13/09/197148 - 8000

Last updated 15/11/2019 10:35CET

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

2019-11-12T11:11:31:970

Helgi Kolvidsson

Date of birth: 13 September 1971
Nationality: Icelandic
Playing career: ÍK, HK, Pfullendorf (twice), Austria Lustenau, Mainz, Ulm, Kärnten
Coaching career: Pfullendorf (twice), Austria Lustenau, Wiener Neustadt, Ried, Iceland (assistant), Liechtenstein

• A defender who spent the majority of his career outside his native Iceland, Kolvidsson started out with local side ÍK, joining HK in 1991 after his first club folded. He moved to Germany in 1995, signing for Pfullendorf.

• Switched to Austria Lustenau 12 months later, enjoying two years there before returning to Germany with Mainz and making 61 appearances over two seasons. He subsequently had a year at Ulm and then went back to Austria, joining Kärnten in 2001 before returning to Pfullendorf three years later.

• Hung up his boots in 2007, ending a career that also brought 29 international caps – making Kolvidsson a rarity among Icelandic footballers in having represented his country without appearing in the national top division.

• Appointed head coach at Pfullendorf in 2008, he stepped down to work as assistant to Walter Schneck while studying for his UEFA A licence, resuming control in 2010. Kolvidsson left for another former club, Austria Lustenau, the next year.

• Spent 2014/15 in Vienna with Wiener Neustadt before a campaign in charge of Ried. Appointed Iceland assistant coach to Heimir Hallgrímsson in August 2016, he helped the team reach their first FIFA World Cup. After Hallgrímsson stepped down following Iceland's ensuing group stage elimination in Russia, Kolvidsson struck out on his own by succeeding Rene Pauritsch as Liechtenstein boss that December.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2596486.html#helgi+kolvidsson

2019-11-12T11:11:31:970

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeBenoît Bastien (FRA)
  • Assistant refereesHicham Zakrani (FRA) , Frédéric Haquette (FRA)
  • Fourth officialBenoît Millot (FRA)
  • UEFA DelegateGraham Hover (ENG)
  • UEFA Referee observerKaj Østergaard (DEN)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Benoît Bastien17/04/1983242

Benoît Bastien

Referee since: 2001
First division: 2011
FIFA badge: 2014

Tournaments: 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

Finals
2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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
09/10/2017WCQRFinlandTurkey2-2Turku

Last updated 13/11/2019 11:13CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Finland

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group J - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Italy880025324
    Finland850312815
    Armenia8314131510
    Bosnia and Herzegovina8314171410
    Greece82249138
    Liechtenstein80262252
    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 1-2 Italy
    0-1 Immobile 59, 1-1 Pukki 72 (P) , 1-2 Jorginho 79 (P)
    Hradecky, Arajuuri, Granlund (82 Soiri), Toivio, Kamara, Lod, Pukki, Schüller (87 Kauko), Väisänen, Uronen, Lappalainen (75 Tuominen)
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-1 Finland
    1-0 I. Hajrović 29, 2-0 Pjanić 37 (P) , 3-0 Pjanić 58, 4-0 Ar. Hodžić 73, 4-1 Pohjanpalo 79
    Hradecky, Arajuuri (30 Väisänen), Toivio, Kamara, Tuominen, Lod, Pukki, Soiri (46 Pohjanpalo), Sparv (71 Kauko), Uronen, Raitala
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Finland 3-0 Armenia
    1-0 Jensen 31, 2-0 Pukki 61, 3-0 Pukki 88
    Hradecky, Toivio, Kamara (87 Schüller), Lod, Jensen (53 Pohjanpalo), Pukki, Väisänen, Uronen, Kauko, Lappalainen (61 Soiri), Raitala
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Finland-Liechtenstein
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Greece-Finland

Liechtenstein

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group J - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Italy880025324
    Finland850312815
    Armenia8314131510
    Bosnia and Herzegovina8314171410
    Greece82249138
    Liechtenstein80262252
    Matchday 1 (23/03/2019)
    Liechtenstein 0-2 Greece
    0-1 Fortounis 45+1, 0-2 Donis 80
    B. Büchel, Göppel, Kaufmann, Wieser, Salanovic, M. Büchel (67 Sele), Gubser (76 Yildiz), Hasler (86 Frick), S. Wolfinger, Rechsteiner, Polverino
  • 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
    B. Büchel, Göppel, Kaufmann, Hofer, Sele (46 Malin), Kühne (68 Meier), Wieser, Salanovic (82 M. Büchel), Hasler, S. Wolfinger, Polverino
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Armenia 3-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Ghazaryan 2, 2-0 Karapetyan 18, 3-0 Barseghyan 90+1
    Hobi, Göppel, Hofer, Malin, Büchel, Sele (81 Meier), Salanovic, Frick (46 Kühne), Hasler, S. Wolfinger (85 Brändle), Polverino
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Liechtenstein 0-2 Finland
    0-1 Pukki 37, 0-2 Källman 57
    Hobi, Kaufmann, Hofer, Büchel (54 M. Büchel), Sele, Kühne, Wieser (46 Polverino), Salanovic, Hasler, S. Wolfinger (77 Brändle), Rechsteiner
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2019)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 5-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Gojak 11, 2-0 Malin 80 (og) , 3-0 Džeko 85, 4-0 Višća 87, 5-0 Gojak 89
    B. Büchel, Göppel, Kaufmann, Malin, Wieser (85 Brändle), Salanovic, M. Büchel, Meier (64 S. Wolfinger), Gubser (74 Sele), Hasler, Rechsteiner
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2019)
    Greece 1-1 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Masouras 33, 1-1 Salanovic 85
    B. Büchel, Göppel, Kaufmann, Malin, Wieser, Salanovic, M. Büchel, Meier (64 Brändle), Gubser (56 Yildiz), Hasler, Rechsteiner (82 Hofer)
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
    Liechtenstein 1-1 Armenia
    0-1 Barseghyan 19, 1-1 Frick 72
    B. Büchel, Göppel, Kaufmann, Malin, Salanovic, M. Büchel, Meier (70 Yildiz), Gubser (67 Frick), Hasler, Rechsteiner, Polverino (83 Sele)
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Liechtenstein 0-5 Italy
    0-1 Bernardeschi 2, 0-2 Belotti 70, 0-3 Romagnoli 77, 0-4 El Shaarawy 82, 0-5 Belotti 90+2
    B. Büchel, Göppel, Kaufmann, Hofer, Salanovic, M. Büchel, Yildiz (83 S. Wolfinger), Gubser (63 Frick), Hasler, Rechsteiner, Polverino (56 Frick)
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Finland-Liechtenstein
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Liechtenstein-Bosnia and Herzegovina

Last updated 17/10/2019 10:43CET

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.