On Sunday, March 26, 2023 the Northern Ireland national team will compete against the Finnish team in the Euro 2024 Qualification. Northern Ireland vs Finland live streaming, preview and how to watch it can be seen in this article.
|Match||Northern Ireland vs. Finland|
|Competition||2024 UEFA Euro Qualifying|
|Match day||2nd round|
|Venue||Windsor Park Stadium, Belfast|
|Date||Sunday, March 26, 2023|
|Official TV||FOX Sports App, Fox Sports 1, Foxsports.com, or VIX+|
Northern Ireland and Finland will meet at Windsor Park, Belfast on Sunday 26 March 2023 at 02.45 pm ET in matchday 2 of Group H of Euro 2024 Qualification. The two teams had different starts in this qualifier, with Northern Ireland winning 2-0 over San Marino, while Finland lost 3-1 to Denmark.
Northern Ireland is in second place in the standings with three points, only losing on goal difference from Denmark who lead the group. Michael O’Neill’s side will hope to continue their positive momentum and maintain any chance of qualifying for the Euro 2024 finals. Northern Ireland have had a good record at home, having lost just two of their last 12 matches in all competitions.
Finland is in fifth place in the standings with zero points, only on goal difference from San Marino who are at the bottom of the group. Markku Kanerva’s team must quickly recover from their first defeat and look for points in Belfast. Finland has a poor record away from home, winning only one of their last eight matches in all competitions.
Trying to mine 3 more points, Northern Ireland will rely on the sharpness of Dion Charles, who scored two goals in the win over San Marino. The Bolton Wanderers F.C striker became O’Neill’s first choice up front, shifting Conor Washington, who also scored in the match. Charles has the speed, power and instinct to score goals that can trouble the Finnish defense.
While Finland will be hoping for a contribution from Teemu Pukki who scored their lone goal in the loss to Denmark. The Norwich City striker is his national team’s top scorer with 37 goals in 94 appearances. Pukki has the ability to find space, move without the ball and finish well. He will be a major threat to the Northern Irish backline.
Interesting Statistics and Facts
Northern Ireland and Finland have met nine times before, with Northern Ireland winning four, Finland winning three and two games ending in draws.
Northern Ireland excelled at home encounters, having won three wins, one draw and one defeat from five matches at Windsor Park.
Finland have only won once in their away encounters, losing three and drawing one of their five matches in Belfast.
Northern Ireland scored 12 goals and conceded 13 goals in the previous nine meetings, while Finland scored 13 goals and conceded 12 goals.
The last meeting of the two teams took place on October 11, 2015 in the Euro 2016 Qualifiers, with the score drawing 1-1 in Helsinki. Craig Cathcart put Northern Ireland ahead in the first half but Paulus Arajuuri equalized in the 87th minute.
- October 11, 2015 – Finland [1 – 1] Northern Ireland (UEFA European Championship Qualifiers)
- March 29, 2015 – Northern Ireland [2 – 1] Finland (UEFA European Championship Qualifiers)
- August 16, 2012 – Northern Ireland [3 – 3] Finland (Friendlies)
- August 16, 2006 – Finland [1 – 2] Northern Ireland (Friendlies)
- February 12, 2003 – Northern Ireland [0 – 1] Finland (Friendlies)
Northern Ireland Performance
- June 10, 2022 – Kosovo [3 – 2] Northern Ireland (UEFA Nations League)
- June 12, 2022 – Northern Ireland [2 – 2] Cyprus (UEFA Nations League)
- September 24, 2022 – Northern Ireland [2 – 1] Kosovo (UEFA Nations League)
- September 28, 2022 – Greece [3 – 1] Northern Ireland (UEFA Nations League)
- March 24, 2023 – San Marino [0 – 2] Northern Ireland (UEFA European Championship Qualifiers)
- November 18, 2022 – North Macedonia [1 – 1] Finland (Friendlies)
- November 20, 2022 – Norway [1 – 1] Finland (Friendlies)
- January 10, 2023 – Sweden [2 – 0] Finland (Friendlies)
- January 12, 2023 – Finland [0 – 1] Estonia (Friendlies)
- March 24, 2023 – Denmark [3 – 1] Finland (UEFA European Championship Qualifiers)
Possible Starting Lineup:
|Northern Ireland (3-5-2)||Finland (4-4-2)|
Where to Watch
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Tonight there is an exciting match between Northern Ireland vs Finland in the 2024 UEFA Euro Qualifying competition. If nothing changes, of course you can watch the live broadcast and live streaming of Northern Ireland vs Finland via the FOX Sports App, Fox Sports 1, Foxsports.com, or VIX+ platforms.
Northern Ireland vs. Finland Live Stream
Held at the Windsor Park Stadium, Belfast on Sunday, March 26, 2023, the Northern Ireland vs. Finland show will start kick-off at 14:45 EDT. The following is additional information on TV channels in several countries that are broadcasting streaming this match.
*Please Remember too! several streaming platforms or TV channels charge a subscription fee to access Northern Ireland vs Finland shows, and the 2024 UEFA Euro Qualifying match schedule may change depending on broadcast rights holders.
Here is the live streaming link for Northern Ireland vs. Finland in the UEFA Euro Qualifying 2024