Posted by admin on June 16, 2021
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Finland will take on Russia in the UEFA Euro 2020 campaign in the Matchday 2 tie this afternoon (Wednesday).
Finland are participating in the Euro for the very first time in their history and their maiden game in this edition was a difficult one, as it was marred by the cardiac arrest suffered by Denmark’s Christian Eriksen.
The Huuhkajat, though, managed to hold their nerve after the resumption of the match to grab a 1-0 win that puts them second in the group, behind Belgium on goal difference.
Russia, on the other hand, are participating in their fifth consecutive European Championships and are coming off the back of a memorable campaign the last time they participated in an international tournament – the FIFA World Cup 2018 at home.
However, Stanislav Cherchesov and his men have not made the best of starts at UEFA Euro 2020, with Belgium grabbing a comprehensive 3-0 win in their opening game.
Finland XI (3-5-2): Hradecky, Toivio, Arajuuri, O’Shaughnessy, Raitala, Kamara, Sparv, Lod, Uronen, Pukki, Pohjanpalo
Russia XI (3-4-2-1): Shunin, Diveev, Semenov, Dzhikiya, Fernandes, Zobnin, Ozdoev, Karavaev, Miranchuk, Golovin, Dzyuba
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Kick off is at 14:00 (GMT +1).