Finland U17 National Team


HapponenUkko13. März 2007
MaukonenOsku15. Februar 2007
DaldumSonosi19. März 2007
KangasniemiIlari22. April 2007
KirilovMartin08. August 2007
KoukkumäkiTaavi16. April 2007
Le Goff-ConanAdam21. April 2007
LindbergPontus28. April 2007
MeroToivo07. Oktober 2007
MultalaOskari13. März 2007
NzokoDjoully11. Oktober 2007
ParkkilaOtso-Pekka09. August 2007
RomppanenSanteri10. September 2007
SabweleAdiche07. Mai 2007
SandlerAxel05. Januar 2007
SiltanenMatias29. März 2007
TulehmoArttu02. Mai 2007
TurkkiEetu31. Januar 2007
VesterbackaLeon02. Dezember 2007
WeissDavid29. Mai 2007

Short Interview with head coach Erkka v. Lehtola

How do you rate the qualification group?
It’s very tough. Germany is one the strongest football powers in the world and always very tough to beat. They just won the U17 European title last summer. Clear favourite. The football culture is very deep in Ukraine and we do respect their great history. But they are extremely good today too. We know their possibilities to prepare haven’t been perfect. In the war we stand with them, but on the pitch we really try to beat them. Liechtenstein will face tough times during the qualification. But in football everything is possible, especially in one match, so we won’t underestimate the hosts.

What are the expectations of your team for the tournament?
To go through to the Elite Round. That’s the main goal. We are trying to get good results by keeping our own way of playing a live.

How did you prepare for the tournament?
We have had five events during the year: the camp in February, Development-tournament in May, Baltic Cup in June, Nordic Cup in August and in September we played a double header against Switzerland. In the way every single event is part of the preparation. We will get together three days before our opening match against Ukraine. Of course we are trying to do everything we can during those couple of days – on and off the pitch.

What do you know about football in Liechtenstein and about the country?
In football Liechtenstein is one of smallest on the planet. Never played in the European finals or the World Cup. But Liechtenstein has always a special place in our hearts, because in November 2019 our A-team beat them in Helsinki and secured a place in European finals first time in our football history! I know the country is very small but beautiful. In addition, there is a very rich monarchy. It will be great to visit there first time ever.