Finland qualifies for first major men’s tournament

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Crowds gathered at a huge screen in the capital while a viewing party was hosted in the city by Premier League side Norwich City, whose striker Pukki has become the talisman of Finland’s qualifying campaign with nine goals in nine matches.

His exploits for club and country have given birth to the #PukkiParty trend on social media and the Canaries are hosting an official Pukki Party in a Helsinki night club on Friday. They even opened a pop-up Norwich City store in the city to capitalise on the interest in their star striker.

Finland’s Prime Minister Antti Rinne, who earlier this year gifted a Pukki shirt to French president Emmanuel Macron, tweeted: “An incredible performance, Congratulations and thank you! Oh Finland is, oh Finland is, oh Finland is finally in the men’s soccer championship!”

Finland goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky suggested 15 November – the day his country confirmed qualification for Euro 2020 – will go down in history.

“This could be a date for a national holiday in my opinion,” he said. “We made our dreams come true, plenty of people share that thought with us.”

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Some of the players were carried off the pitch after the final whistle…
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… while there were celebratory scenes throughout Finland…
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