Finland and Romania will be battling it out in the matchday five of the UEFA Nations League Group B3.
Finland will be hosting Romania in the round five of the UEFA Nations League B Group 3. The two nations sit at the bottom of a very tightly contested group. Only five points separate the toppers Bosnia and Herzegovina and Romania who are at the bottom with just three points. Finland, meanwhile, sit at the third spot with four points from their game. Both the sides are in dire need of a win to confirm their stay in the league B of the Nations League.
|Finland vs Romania||Key Details|
|Date||24 September, 2022 (India)|
23 September, 2022 (Finland and Macedonia)
|Kickoff time India||12:15 am IST (Saturday)|
|Kickoff time Finland||9:45 pm EEST (Friday)|
|Kickoff time North Macedonia||8:45 pm CEST (Friday)|
|Referee||Carlos del Cerro|
Finland will be disappointed with their results in recent games. In their last six games, they have managed just one win to go with two draws and three defeats. A 2-0 win over Montenegro in June has been their only victory in the current Nations League campaign. Although, mathematically securing top spot in the group is still a possibility, Finland will know that it might well be a step too far and they would instead like to shift their focus on avoiding relegation to the third tier.
Romania too won’t be content with their recent results. They have earned just one win along with four defeats and one draw in their last six fixtures. However, that solitary victory was over Finland in the reverse fixture and Romania will need to drive inspiration from that to produce another result like that and escape the relegation zone.
Both the nations will have full squads at their disposal. It won’t be a surprise if both coaches opt to go in with their respective strongest XIs, looking at the importance of the game.
Finland possible line-up: Hradecky, Vaisanen, Tenho, Jensen, Uronen, Lingman, Kamara, Schuller, Niskanen, Kallman, Pukki
Romania possible line-up: Radu, Manea, Nedelcearu, Burca, Bancu, Sorescu, M. Marin, R. Marin, Alibec, Puscas, Tanase
The UEFA Nations League match between Finland and Romania will take place at Helsingin olympiastadion on Saturday at 12:15 am IST.
For the football fans in India, the live telecast of the UEFA Nations League is available on the Sony Ten network. You can also live stream through SonyLIV App/ website and Jio TV. Besides, the supporters in Finland can watch the match on Viasat; and ProTV in Romania.