Qualifying round (Group F) - 29/03/2015 - 18:00CET (17:00 local time) - Windsor Park - Belfast
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Northern Ireland - Finland 2-1 - 29/03/2015 - Match page - UEFA EURO 2016

 
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Published: Monday 2 February 2015, 19.00CET
Northern Ireland made a fine start in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group F and will look to atone for a defeat last time out as they take on Finland for the eighth time.

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Tournament statistics

Northern IrelandFinland

Goals scored16
 
9
Possession (%)45
 
55
Total attempts126
 
104
on target47
 
44
off target56
 
40
blocked23
 
20
against woodwork2
 
2
Corners53
 
45
Offsides13
 
11
Yellow cards14
 
20
Red Cards1
 
1
Fouls committed119
 
126
Fouls suffered119
 
104

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Published: Monday 2 February 2015, 19.00CET

Northern Ireland v Finland background

Northern Ireland made a fine start in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group F and will look to atone for a defeat last time out as they take on Finland for the eighth time.

Northern Ireland will look to get back to winning ways as they kick off 2015 with a UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group F game against Finland.

Previous meetings
• It is all level after seven games between the two sides, with the record for both teams reading W3 D1 L3. Most recently, they drew 3-3 in a Belfast friendly in August 2012.

• Their most recent competitive fixtures came in UEFA EURO 2000 qualifying, when Lawrie McMenemy's Northern Ireland won 1-0 in Belfast but lost 4-1 to Richard Møller Nielsen's side in the return fixture in Helsinki.

Form guide
• Northern Ireland won their opening three Group F games but came back down to earth with a 2-0 defeat in Romania last time out.

• Finland are without a win in three Group F matches (D1 L2) since opening their campaign with a 3-1 win in the Faroe Islands. They have failed to score in their last two qualifiers.

Trivia and links
• Finland forward Teemu Pukki turns 25 on the day of the Northern Ireland game.

• In 16 contests between the nations' clubs in UEFA competitions, the Northern Irish sides' record is W3 D6 L7.

• The Finns have also had the better of their eight meetings with Northern Ireland in UEFA age-group competitions: W5 D1 L2.

Last updated: 02/06/15 3.25CET

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