The final Finland Women's Euro 2022 squad was announced on June 9th with an emotional video made up of archive footage of their squad. The Boreal Owls are heading to their first Euros in nine years, having missed out on qualification for the 2017 tournament.
Finland Women's Euro 2022 squad: The players going to England
GK: Katriina Talaslahti (Fleury 91)
GK: Anna Tamminen (Hammarby)
GK: Tinja-Riikka Korpela (Tottenham)
DF: Elli Pikkujämsä (KIF Örebro)
DF: Tuija Hyyrynen (Juventus)
DF: Emma Koivisto (Brighton)
DF: Anna Auvinen (Sampdoria)
DF: Natalia Kuikka (Portland Thorns)
DF: Anna Westerlund (Åland United)
DF: Nora Heroum (Lazio)
MF: Ria Öling (Rosengård)
MF: Olga Ahtinen (Linköpings)
MF: Emmi Alanen (Kristiandstad)
MF: Essi Sainio (HJK)
MF: Eveliina Summanen (Tottenham)
FW: Amanda Rantanen (KIF Örebro)
FW: Juliette Kemppi (IFK Kalmar)
FW: Sanni Franssi (Real Sociedad)
FW: Linda Sällström (Vittsjö GIK)
FW: Jutta Rantala (Vittsjö GIK)
FW: Jenny Danielsson (AIK)
FW: Heidi Kollanen (KIF Örebro)
Finland Women's Euro 2022 squad: Team preview
Finland qualified for Euro 2022 at the top of a difficult group which included Portugal and Scotland, returning to the competition having missed out in 2013. It will be their fourth Euros appearance, having previously reached the semi-finals in 2005. However, they have found themselves in probably the hardest group in the whole competition as they will be forced to face Spain, Germany and Denmark.
Finland Women's Euro 2022 squad: Who is Finland’s captain?
Goalkeeper Tinja-Riikka Korpela has spent her recent career in the WSL, playing first at Everton and then at Tottenham. In the past she has also played for Bayern Munich, winning the Bundesliga with them twice.
Finland Women's Euro 2022 squad: Who is Finland’s best player?
Portland Thorns midfielder Natalia Kuikka is a three time winner of Finland’s Player of the Year award. With experience in the USA and Sweden, Kuikka is a graduate of the Florida State Seminoles programme that also produced Finnish teammate Emma Koivisto and Venezuelan star Deyna Castellanos.
Finland Women’s Euro 2022 squad: Who is Finland’s manager?
Former long-term Scotland coach, Anna Signeul has been in charge of Finland since 2017. The Swedish manager led Finland out of a difficult qualifying group to return them to the European Championships.
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