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Euro 2020 team profile: Group B – Finland and Russia

Post Credit - MC Nitro on Football360Degre FINLAND Head coach: Markku Kanerva (Finnish) Captain: Tim Sparv Most capped player: Jari Litmanen (137) Top scorer: Jari Litmanen (32) FIFA ranking: 54 European Championship appearances: 1 (this is their very first) Best run: N/A Group rivals: Belgium, Denmark, and Russia. Key players: Teemu Pukki, Tim Sparv, Lukáš Hrádecký, Fredrik Jensen, Joel Pohjanpalo. Status: The debutants have an undaunted task of dealing with European heavyweights, Belgium and Denmark, and Russia in group B. Finland is also one of the lowest-ranked nations in the finals and we should expect them to stand no chance.  They had a good qualifying record, winning 6 out of 10 games and not needing the playoffs to qualify, but it'll be a gr...

Euro 2020 team profile: Group B – Belgium and Denmark

Post Credit: MC Nitro BELGIUM Head coach: Roberto Martinez Captain: Eden Hazard Most capped player: Jan Vertonghen (126) Top scorer: Romelu Lukaku (59) FIFA ranking: 1 European Championship appearances: 6 (first in 1972) Best run: Runners-up in 1980 Group rivals: Denmark, Finland, and Russia Key players: Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Yannick Carrasco, Thorgan Hazard, Toby Alderweireld, Youri Tielemans. Status: They've been underachievers for a pretty long time, Belgium's golden generation of footballers brought the team out of the wilderness of football in 2015 and they have been a force to reckon with to date.  Their run was ended by Wales, shockingly, in the quarter-final round of the 2016 finals, but they have experien...