Finland scores narrow 1-0 win in San Marino

Former Chelsea forward Mikael Forssell scored the winner as

Finland could only manage a 1-0 victory at San Marino in European

Championship qualifying Friday.

Forssell found the net in the 41st minute but it was a sharp

contrast from Finland’s 8-0 triumph over the tiny republic in

November, Finland’s biggest ever win.

World Cup runner-up the Netherlands leads Group E with 18 points

from six games, followed by Sweden and Hungary, while Finland is

level with Moldova on six points each. San Marino remains without

any points. —

Lineups:

San Marino: Aldo Simoncini, Fabio Vitaioli, Damiano Vannucci,

Michele Cervellini, Davide Simoncini, Alessandro Della Valle, Fabio

Bollini, Pier Filippo Mazza, Manuel Marani, Andy Selva, Matteo

Vitaioli.

Finland: Lukas Hradecky, Petri Pasanen, Niklas Moisander, Veli

Lampi, Mika Vayrynen, Perparim Hetemaj, Mikael Forssell, Markus

Heikkinen, Alexei Eremenko Jr., Kasper Hamalainen, Jukka

Raitala.