Hamalainen helps Finland U21s to draw

NIKO Hamalainen played 90 minutes for Finland’s Under-21 side in their 1-1 UEFA 2019 European Under-21 qualifier draw with the Faroe Island’s.

The left-back started at the Lahti Stadium as Finland went 1-0 up through midfielder Kaan Kairinen after 56 minutes.

However, the Finns lead was short-lived as just three minutes later the Faroe Island’s equalised through Meinhard Olsen.

Finland are fifth in Group 3 after their opening match as they bid to qualify for the finals in San Marino and Italy in 2019.