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Finland beat Sweden in Doha friendly football

09 Jan 2019, 14:58 ( 5 Months ago) | updated: 09 Jan 2019, 15:04 ( 5 Months ago)

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Ramus Karjalainen (L) of Finland vies with Alexander Fransson of Sweden during the international friendly soccer match in Doha, capital of Qatar, Jan. 8, 2019. Finland won 1-0. Photo Xinhua/Nikku.

Finland beat neighbouring Sweden by a solitary  goal in the international friendly soccer match held in Doha, the capital of Qatar on Tuesday.

Eero Markkanen scored the goal to ensure the victory for Finland in the match, according to Finnish Football Association report.

Meanwhile, the star player of Finland Riku Riski did not participate in the match and refused to join a training camp in Qatar pointing out ethical ground.

He declined to join the training camp in Qatar because he is concerned about the human rights record in Qatar, reported National broadcaster Yle.

"I got the call and after that I discussed the issue with the team’s fixer and head coach," said the Yle report, quoting a Finnish language daily Helsingin Sanomat as Riski saying.

Finland will meet their another neighbouring country Estonia on Friday. The match will be held at 14.00 O’clock  Finnish time.