Finland women's national football team


Finland women's national football team

National football team women
Name = Finland
Badge = Football Association of Finland logo.svg
Nickname = -
Association = Football Association
of Finland

("Suomen Palloliitto")
Coach = Michael Käld
Most caps = Anne Mäkinen (108)
Top scorer = Laura Österberg Kalmari (29)
FIFA Rank = 16

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World cup apps = 1
World cup first = 1978
World cup best = Winners, 1978

Olympic apps =
Olympic first = -
Olympic best = -

Regional name = UEFA Women's Championship
Regional cup apps = 9
Regional cup first = 1984
Regional cup best = Semi-finals (2005)
The Finland women's national football team represents Finland in international women's football. The team, controlled by the Football Association of Finland (SPL/FBF), reached the semi-finals of the 2005 European Championship, surprising the female football world having drawn with Sweden and beaten Denmark. Finland will host the 2009 EC finals.The Finnish team now has a few players that are considered to be among the best in the female football, such as Laura Österberg Kalmari, Sanna Valkonen and Anne Mäkinen.

Honours


= Performance in the World Cup =

*1978 : Champions (non-official competition)
*1991 : "preliminary round"
*1995 : "preliminary round"
*1999 : "preliminary round"
*2003 : "preliminary round"


=Performance in European Championship=

*1984 : "preliminary round"
*1987 : "preliminary round"
*1989 : "preliminary round"
*1991 : "preliminary round"
*1993 : "preliminary round"
*1995 : "preliminary round"
*1997 : "preliminary round"
*2001 : "preliminary round"
*2005 : Semi Final
*2009 : Qualified automatically as hosts

Current squad

Selections for the matches against Scotland on August 24 and August 27, 2008. [http://www.palloliitto.fi/viestinta/?num=126528] [http://www.palloliitto.fi/viestinta/?num=126890]

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Recent Call Up

*Caps and goals correct as of August 27, 2008

Coaching staff

*Head coach: Michael Käld
*Team director/coach: Ari Murtonen
*Goalkeeping coach: Aki Moilanen

References


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