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Finland faces Russia in search of qualification today in Euro 2020

Finland meets Russia at 3:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, at the Gazprom Arena in St. Petersburg, Russia, as part of the second round of Group B matches of the European Nations Cup "Euro 2020", which is currently being held and will continue until the eleventh of next July, with the participation of 24 teams in 11 cities. different.

Finland enters the match armed with a moral victory against Denmark in one of the most famous Euro matches in history, which witnessed the fall of Christian Eriksen, the Inter Milan player, to the ground as a result of a heart attack, after which he lost consciousness.

Finland, which is participating for the first time in the tournament, is in second place with 3 points, with a goal difference from the leaders Belgium.

Finland hopes to lead the group in the event of a victory over the Russian team, which is a match beyond expectations, especially with the level of the two teams closely.

Teemu Pukki, the most prominent star in Finland, holds his country's hopes of skipping the group stage and making history, and thanks to his performance in the qualifying campaign in numbers, Pukki remains the first star within the ranks of the Finnish team, as the veteran striker scored 10 goals in the qualifying campaign for the European Nations Championship, He succeeded in leading his country to the Euro competitions.

Finland recorded its first participation in the Euro after it finished second in the tenth group in the qualifiers with 18 points from 6 victories and 4 defeats.

On the other hand, the Russian team enters the match and has no choice but to win and the three points to ensure its presence in the playoffs of the tournament or competition, especially after it suffered a heavy loss against Belgium by three clean points in its opening match.

Stanislav Cherchesov, coach of the Russian national team, confirmed that the European Cup "does not end after a match", after losing to Belgium 3-0 in the first match.

"The result is clear. Nothing to say about it," Cherchesov said during a post-match press conference.

He added that after the Belgians advanced in the result, "it became very difficult to get the ball out of them."

He continued, "We tried to change the way we play in the second half, but we were not able to create dangerous chances."

Cherchesov stressed that "the tournament does not end with a match" and that his team will try to beat Finland.