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Wales vs Finland international football match report

Date, kick-off time: Wednesday, 29 March 2000
National teams, score:
Wales
-
Finland
1:2
Competition:International Friendly
Referee:
Michael Ross, Carrickfergus
/
Northern Ireland
Attendance, venue:65 614, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Goals:0:1 (21') Jari Litmanen, 0:2 (42') Nathan Blake (own goal), 1:2 (60') Ryan Giggs
Wales national football team line-up in match Nr.490
Managed by team manager Mark Hughes
PlayerCapsAgeClub
Mark Crossley   330Nottingham Forest FC, West Bridgford
John Robinson   2028Charlton Athletic FC, London
Darren Barnard   66' 1028Barnsley FC, Barnsley
66' Gareth Roberts   122Tranmere Rovers FC, Birkenhead
Rob Page   1125Watford FC, Watford
Chris Coleman   2829Fulham FC, London
Andy Melville   3731Fulham FC, London
Robbie Savage   71' 79' 1525Leicester City FC, Leicester
79' Andy Johnson   525Nottingham Forest FC, West Bridgford
Mark Pembridge   86' 3629Everton FC, Liverpool
86' Iwan Roberts   831Norwich City FC, Norwich
Ryan Giggs   2626Manchester United FC, Manchester
Gary Speed  Captain  5630Newcastle United FC, Newcastle upon Tyne
Nathan Blake   79' 1528Blackburn Rovers FC, Blackburn
79' Dean Saunders   7235Bradford City AFC, Bradford
Finland national team line-up in match Nr.591
Managed by head coach Antti Muurinen
PlayerCapsAgeClub
Peter Enckelman   46' 123Aston Villa FC, Birmingham
46' Teuvo Moilanen   326Preston North End FC, Preston
Juha Reini   1225KRC Genk, Genk
Jarmo Saastamoinen   46' 1832HJK, Helsinki
46' Marko Tuomela   1928Tromsø IL, Tromsø
Hannu Tihinen   823Viking FK, Stavanger
Aki Riihilahti   1823Vålerenga Fotball, Oslo
Mika Nurmela   1328SC Heerenveen, Heerenveen
Simo Valakari   63' 1526Motherwell FC, Motherwell
63' Jarkko Wiss   2627Moss FK, Moss
Joonas Kolkka   2625PSV, Eindhoven
Jari Litmanen  Captain  69' 6129FC Barcelona, Barcelona
69' Mika Lehkosuo   1630HJK, Helsinki
Mikael Forssell   46' 219Crystal Palace FC, London
46' Mika-Matti Paatelainen   6833Hibernian FC, Edinburgh
Sami Hyypiä   3126Liverpool FC, Liverpool
Match stats
National teamPlayersAverage capsAverage ageClubsGoalsCautionsExpulsions
Wales1522.86728.65313110
Finland1621.06326.80515200
Comments

Zsorzsinju - posted 24.01.2015 09:16:32

Yellow card:
Robbie Savage 71’ (link: )

db - posted 16.08.2016 18:23:48

Wales national football team (link: )
Wales vs Finland post-match head-to-head
PlayedWonDrawnLostGoalsPoints/Match
732212 - 61.143
Wales v Finland match-by-match record
Wales matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
Qatar vs Wales 0-1
Doha, Wednesday 23 February 2000
Next match:
Friendly International
Wales vs Brazil 0-3
Cardiff, Tuesday 23 May 2000
Finland matches
Previous match:
King`s Cup 2000
Thailand vs Finland 5-1
Bangkok, Sunday 27 February 2000
Next match:
Friendly International
Poland vs Finland 0-0
Poznań, Wednesday 26 April 2000
Wales top scorers
1. Ian Rush (1982 - 1994) - 28 goals
2. Trevor Ford (1946 - 1956) - 23 goals
3. Ivor Allchurch (1951 - 1965) - 23 goals
4. Dean Saunders (1986 - 1999) - 22 goals
... Ryan Giggs (1993 - 2000) - 7 goals
(correct as of March 29, 2000)
Finland top scorers
1. Ari Hjelm (1983 - 1995) - 20 goals
2. Mika-Matti Paatelainen (1988 - 1999) - 18 goals
3. Verner Eklöf (1920 - 1925) - 17 goals
4. Aulis Koponen (1924 - 1934) - 16 goals
5. Gunnar Åström (1927 - 1934) - 16 goals
6. Jari Litmanen (1991 - 2000) - 14 goals
(correct as of March 29, 2000)
Brief match report
Wed. 29 Mar 2000
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Wales 1-2 Finland
Goals: Litmanen 21, Blake 42 (OG), Giggs 60

Wales: Crossley, Robinson, Barnard (Gareth Roberts 66), Page, Coleman, Melville, Savage (Johnson 79), Pembridge (Iwan Roberts 86), Giggs, Speed (c), Blake (Saunders 79). Managed by Hughes.
Booked: Savage 71.

Finland: Enckelman (Moilanen 46), Reini, Saastamoinen (Tuomela 46), Tihinen, Riihilahti, Nurmela, Valakari (Wiss 63), Kolkka, Litmanen (c) (Lehkosuo 69), Forssell (Paatelainen 46), Hyypiä. Managed by Muurinen.

Att: 65 614
Ref: Ross (Northern Ireland)

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