Finland 2022/23 Kits
The Finland national team is under the UEFA Confederation. They play their home games wearing white home shirts and blue for away, both of which are supplied by Nike. The had been with adidas before switching to Nike in 2014. Not seen as a dominant force in European football, the nation has never qualified for a World Cup. The Euro 2020, however, marks a historic first for the team, having qualified for the said tournamnent. The nation's greatest player is Jari Litmanen who played 137 matches for Finland.
Finland Home Kit
Despite not being a football powerhouse, Finland's kit history is dominated by sports giants adidas and Nike. Both kit suppliers have kept it simple and stuck with the traditional white home and blue away kits for their releases for the Nordic state.
Finland's Euro 2020 home eye-catching feature is the asymmetrical cross which is directly derive from the design of the national flag.
Finland Away Kit
While the away kit remains blue, Finland's away shirt has been trending towards using a darker shade instead of the brighter ones used for the away kits of the past decades.
Finland merges the different shades in the Euro 2020 away kit. The shirt, which has a formal clean look with a polo collar, has a navy for the base and royal ones providing the accents.
2020/21 Finland Home Shirt
The 2020 Nike home kit of Finland is a white shirt that features a navy blue cross with the orientation mirroring that of Finland's flag. The vertical band of the cross, which starts close to the right side of the round neckline, fades into a royal blue shade towards the bottom. The horizontal band positioned across the chest is where the Suomi badge and gold swoosh are located, placed on the left and right sides respectively. There are also angled bands, serving as a continuation of the flag design, that go around the top part of the sleeves. The back part though remains immaculate as it has nothing but the white base colour of the kit.
2020/21 Finland Away Shirt
Relative to the home kit, the navy blue 2020 Nike away kit of Finland version is more traditional with its polo collared approach to the neckline. The top area of the sleeves is covered with an angled royal blue band. The zap designs on the left and right side of the body panel are also royal blue. The chest area of the away kit still has the same placements for the gold swoosh and Suomi emblem.
Most Fins prefer to play ice hockey and the national football team has suffered as a consequence. But there have been some notable wins in world cup qualification, beating Poland in the 1966 qualifiers and Spain in the 1970 qualifiers. Their greatest moment, at least in the present time, is their 3-0 win over Liechtenstein that secured their second place finish in Group J of the Euro 2020 qualifiers, which meant that Finland, for the first time, would be participating in the Euro tournament. The qualification marks the first time Finland would join a major tournament.
Finland's top scorer and most capped player is Jari Litamen, without who the Finnish national team would still be a relative unknown in World football. He made over 100 appearances and scored 32 goals, captaining the team in his later years.
Finland played their first international in 1911 against Sweden, losing in Helsinki 5-2. The Finns biggest win came against Estonia in 1922, with a 10-2 win. September 1st, 1940 saw Germany put 13 goals past Finland without reply, putting the Finnish to their biggest ever defeat.
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