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Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand: ‘I can’t praise my players enough’

Teammates stood in protective circle around Christian Eriksen‘We are reminded what the most important thing in life is’ The Denmark coach, Kasper Hjulmand, paid tribute to his players after they completed their Euro 2020 group match against Finland des…

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Finland’s win against Denmark overshadowed by Eriksen collapse

It was a game that felt simultaneously extraordinarily trivial and hugely significant. When Christian Eriksen collapsed four minutes before half-time, needing CPR on the pitch, it seemed inconceivable – unthinkable – that it could continue. As he lay, …

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Christian Eriksen collapsed and the stadium fell silent in horror

The events brought to mind Fabrice Muamba and Marc-Vivien Foé, but with Eriksen in hospital, Denmark v Finland restartedThere was something in the banality of the scene that made it especially horrifying. A late afternoon sun shone on the pitch at Park…

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Denmark v Finland: Euro 2020 – live!

Euro 2020 Group B updates from the 5pm BST gameInteractive special: your complete guide to all 622 playersExperts’ Network: Denmark | Experts’ Network: FinlandAnd you can email Barry or tweet him @bglendenning 4.01pm BST 1??1?? spillere klar #ForDanmar…

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Finland has waited so long for this: at Euro 2020, it’s our turn at last | Tim Sparv

As a child I dreamed of becoming a professional footballer – now I’m captaining my country at its first major tournamentSupporting the Finland national team has rarely been a comfortable and enjoyable pastime. Last-minute fluked own goals and year-long…

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Lukas Hradecky: Finland’s super stopper who loves a pint and a joke

The squad’s No 1 prankster overcame confidence issues to become a supreme goalkeeper who is adored by fansThis article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2020 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the 24 countrie…

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Lukas Hradecky: Finland’s super stopper who loves a pint and a joke

The squad’s No 1 prankster overcame confidence issues to become a supreme goalkeeper who is adored by fansThis article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2020 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the 24 countrie…

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Euro 2020 team guides part 7: Finland

Markku Kanerva’s debutants have fostered a remarkable team spirit and are capable of causing surprisesThis article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2020 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the 24 countries wh…

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Euro 2020 team guides part 7: Finland

Markku Kanerva’s debutants have fostered a remarkable team spirit and are capable of causing surprisesThis article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2020 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the 24 countries wh…

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Lapland town of Salla highlights climate crisis with 2032 Olympics campaign

Tongue-in-cheek promotional video launches ‘bid’Campaign seeks to highlight alarming climate variationsThe race to host the 2032 summer Olympics looks set to be one of the most fiercely contested in history. So when the Lapland town of Salla announced …

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International friendly roundup: Finland stun France and Belgium edge Swiss

Marcus Forss and Onni Valakari end France’s unbeaten runMichy Batshuayi double seals Belgium comeback winFrance geared up for their Nations League games with a 2-0 friendly home defeat to Finland as their 12-match unbeaten streak came to an abrupt end …

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International friendly roundup: Finland stun France and Belgium edge Swiss

Marcus Forss and Onni Valakari end France’s unbeaten runMichy Batshuayi double seals Belgium comeback winFrance geared up for their Nations League games with a 2-0 friendly home defeat to Finland as their 12-match unbeaten streak came to an abrupt end …

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Fredrik Jensen deflates Ireland’s promise again with winner for Finland

Just as in Dublin last month, Fredrik Jensen scored to give Finland victory over the Republic of Ireland. And just as in all of Stephen Kenny’s five matches in charge, the Irish could find positives amid a disappointing result. Despite being depleted, …

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Ireland slip to disappointing Finland defeat in Stephen Kenny’s home bow

For the Republic of Ireland’s first match in Dublin since the death of Jack Charlton, the stadium was festooned with banners paying tribute to the country’s most successful manager. But this was also the first home game of Stephen Kenny, who aims to br…

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Kieffer Moore grabs win for Wales after Gareth Bale fails to shine in Finland

All things considered, this was an extremely satisfying night’s work for Wales, who edged out Finland in Helsinki on their Nations League’s return. Even better, they did it without Gareth Bale, the ostracised Real Madrid forward who was withdrawn at ha…

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Germany v Spain, Finland v Wales and more: Nations League – live!

Nations League updates from 7.45pm BST kick-offs in EuropeLive scoreboard! Follow all of the night’s goals and gamesAnd feel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.08pm BST And this is what they say about the side Ryan Giggs has selected for Wal…

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Paavo Nurmi and the art of middle-distance running – archive, 7 May 1930

7 May 1930 The Finnish athlete proved his theory that a mile race should be run all in one piece. There are no “breathers” in Nurmi’s racesPictures of Paavo Nurmi, Finland, have been chosen to illustrate the art of middle-distance running not only beca…

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Euro 2020 draw: team-by-team guide to the 20 qualified nations

All you need to know about the teams entering the draw on Saturday for next summer’s European Championship finals Continue reading…

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Euro 2020 draw: team-by-team guide to the 20 qualified nations

All you need to know about the teams entering the draw on Saturday for next summer’s European Championship finals Continue reading…

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Finland seal historic Euro 2020 place with victory over Liechtenstein

• Teemu Pukki double secures first major finals appearance• Norway keep their hopes alive with 4-0 win over Faroe IslandsTeemu Pukki scored twice as Finland beat Liechtenstein 3-0 in Helsinki to book a place at Euro 2020 and reach the finals of a major…