Monday June 21, 2021

Finland make historic Euro Championship debut on Saturday

Published : 11 Jun 2021, 21:10

Updated : 12 Jun 2021, 10:53

  DF Report

Teemu Pukki of Finland controls the ball during the Finland Training Session ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group B match between Denmark and Finland at Parken Stadium on June 11, 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo by Martin Rose – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images.

The Finnish National Football Team will create a history on Saturday when they will face Denmark in European 2020 UEFA European Championship at Parken Stadium, Copenhagen.

It is the first ever match of Finnish football history in the final round of any major international tournament such as World Cup or European Championship.

The match will begin at Finnish time 7:00 pm when the prolong wait for 80 years to enter into the final stage of global football arena will be ended.

Finland will face Russia and Belgium in the rest two matches in Group B on June 16 and June 21 respectively.

The top two teams in the group level will qualify for the second round but the third team also have an opportunity, if the points or goal difference is better than at least two of the third placed teams of five other groups.

National broadcaster Yle will show the live broadcast of the match on both Yle TV2 and Yle Areena.

Although the match is a historic event for Finnish football, only few hundreds people will visit Denmark following the coronavirus restrictions.

The Danish authorities will allow only one-third of the total capacity of spectators in the Parken stadium during the match.

Earlier, the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) said that gathering of thousands of people from different countries at the European Football championship venues will increase the risk of coronavirus infections.

The THL suggested to enjoy the games at home as the best option.