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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...