Two goals Teemu Pukki, scored on both sides in the middle of the goal, have restored the hopes of the Finnish national football team to reach next year’s Qatar World Cup final.
The nation’s chances of reaching the tournament finals for the first time experienced a significant setback on Saturday when Owls -or Eagle Owls-lost at home to Ukraine 2-1 and dropped from second place in the qualifying group to fourth.
However, Tuesday night’s 2-0 victory over Kazakhstan in the city of Astana has set Markku Kanervaside back to the competition when there are only two games left.
Goat’s first goal came at halftime Robin Lodand slipped the ball past the advancing goalkeeper Igor Shatskiy.
His second, which was done in just three minutes in the second half, was an easy touch when Statskiy was unable to keep the pungent 20-yard drive from impressive. Urho Nissila, who started for the first time on the national team.
The Norwich City striker – on behalf of his 32nd and 33rd countries – means he has now overtaken the former Liverpool and Ajax legend Jari Litmanen Finland’s all-time record as a scorer.
Finland’s remaining matches are against Bosnia and Herzegovina in the city of Zenica on November 13, followed by a home fight against world champion France in Helsinki three days later.
Source: The Nordic Page