Stegersbach hosting Finland
IFCS hosts the Finnish national squad in Stegersbach
The Finnish footballers arrived at Vienna Airport on Monday, from where they continued their journey to Stegersbach´s Falkensteiner Hotel right away. From Monday to Thursday the Finnish team manager Hans Backe stages a short and intensive training camp to prepare his squad for the important world cup qualifier in Ukraine. The 64-year-old Swede has consciously chosen Austria for this training camp as he wanted to simulate the same weather conditions the Finnish team will be facing in Ukraine in the upcoming qualifier. The Finnish team will leave for Odessa on a chartered plane on Thursday.
After three rounds played in this strong group Finland are currently only last but one. Croatia, Turkey and Ukraine are just some of the squads the Fins have to battle with. So far the Fins have only closely lost both matches against this year´s European football championship participants Iceland and Croatia (2-3, 0-1). The only point the Finnish squad has secured so far was against Kosovo.