Team analysis

Finland

Finland

Finland squad U19
No.PlayerBornPos.ITANORPORGSClub
1Rasmus Leislahti16/06/2000Goalkeeper909090 HJK Helsinki (FIN)
2Ville Tikkanen08/08/1999Defender909069* SJK Seinäjoki (FIN)
3Martti Haukioja06/10/1999Defender Ilves Tampere (FIN)
4Valtteri Vesiaho10/02/1999Defender909090 HJK Helsinki (FIN)
5Kalle Katz04/01/2000Defender HJK Helsinki (FIN)
6Abukar Mohamed01/01/1999Midfield87*90*90 SS Lazio (ITA)
7Timo Stavitski17/07/1999Forward90*9090 SM Caen (FRA)
8Saku Ylätupa04/08/1999Midfield9082*901 AFC Ajax (NED)
9Eetu Vertainen11/05/1999Forward9090901 HJK Helsinki (FIN)
10Albion Ademi19/02/1999Forward31+ 75* FC Inter Turku (FIN)
11Tobias Fagerström12/07/2000Forward 1+ Hamburger SV (GER)
12Robin Källman12/02/1999Goalkeeper HJK Helsinki (FIN)
13Niklas Jokelainen30/03/2000Forward1+ 15+ Ilves Tampere (FIN)
14Kristian Heinolainen11/05/1999Defender 3+ PS Kemi (FIN)
15Jaakko Oksanen07/11/2000Midfield909090 Brentford FC (ENG)
16Teemu Jäntti02/03/2000Defender59*9045* FC Lahti (FIN)
17Anssi Suhonen14/01/2001Midfield3+ 21+ Hamburger SV (GER)
18Alexander Bradley27/01/1999Midfield 8+ West Bromwich Albion FC (ENG)
19Joel Mattsson17/03/1999Midfield9087*45+ IFK Mariehamn (FIN)
20Miko Virtanen29/01/1999Defender909090 Aberdeen FC (SCO)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute

Finland team analysis

Formation in attack:Finland team analysisFormation in defence:Finland team analysis

Key features – Finland

• 1-4-4-2 with energetic forward defending, mix of build-up and counters
• Central midfielders Mohamed, Oksanen supporting attack, pre-empting counters
• Good transitions to compact, well-organised defending by whole team
• Possession won in good areas; strong 1 v 1 defensive skills
• Shadow striker Ylätupa the attacking catalyst; strong solo skills, through passes
• Good use of flanks, notably by Stavitski; support from overlapping full-backs
• Strong team and work ethics; spirited implementation of brave philosophy

Head coach: Juha Malinen (16/07/1958)