On Tuesday, head coach Markku Kanerva named a fresh line-up for Huuhkaji’s next three international matches.

The body of the team is already familiar. However, the surprise name is on the goalkeeper department when he has once finished his national team career Niki Mäenpää, 35, returns to Owls. Keeper Anssi Jaakkola is on the sidelines for a happy family event.

Playing in North America Robin Lod in turn, did not get into the team due to club team rushes.

At the opening of the League of Nations in September, Finland was deputy in many places. Reliable pillars will return to the top section for future matches Paulus Arajuuri and Joona Toivio. Lassi Lappalainen brings speed and skill to the edge.

Hero of the European Championship qualifiers Jasse Tuominen returns to attack to challenge Teemu Pukk and Joel Pohjanpalo in minutes of play.

Owls will return to the fields on October 7 and play five matches in six weeks.

On October 7, Finland will meet Poland in away fields. The match was scheduled to play in March, but was postponed due to a coronavirus pandemic.

The League of Nations, on the other hand, will continue at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium on October 11, the same week on Sunday against Bulgaria. On October 14, the Owls play at home against Ireland.

Lappish and Jukka Raitala play in only two League of Nations matches.

The Owls started the League of Nations in September with a meager 0-1 loss to Wales. Ireland, on the other hand, fell 1-0 in the away game.



Lukas Hradecky, Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Jesse Joronen, Brescia Football

Niki Mäenpää


Albin Granlund, Örebro SK

Jukka Raitala, Montreal Impact

Paulus Arajuuri, Pafos FC

Joona Toivio, BK Häcken

Juhani Ojala, Vejle BK

Juha Pirinen, AS Trencin

Jere Uronen, KRC Genk

Leo Väisänen, IF Elfsborg

Daniel O’Shaugnessy, HJK

Nikolai Alho, HJK

Midfield and attack:

Joni Kauko, Esbjerg fB

Tim Sparver, AEL Larissa

Glen Kamara, Rangers FC

Pyry Soiri, Esbjerg fB

Rasmus Schüller, HJK

Thomas Lam, PEC Zwolle

Ilmari Niskanen, FC Ingolstadt 04

Lassi Lappalainen, Montreal Impact

Robert Taylor, SK Brann

Teemu Pukki, Norwich City FC

Joel Pohjanpalo, Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Fredrik Jensen, FC Augsburg

Jasse Tuominen, BK Häcken


7.10. 9.45 pm Poland-Finland

11.10. 7 pm Finland-Bulgaria (League of Nations)

14.10. 7 pm Finland-Ireland (League of Nations)

15.11. 7 pm Bulgaria-Finland (League of Nations)

18.11. 9.45 pm Wales-Finland

Start times Finnish time