Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia is considering retiring from international football.
Finland's football association hopes to have Roy Hodgson in place as national team coach early next year, rather than in August as previously announced.
The mayor of Craiova says he will rename streets in the Romanian city after Finland players if they avoid defeat in their World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic on Wednesday.
Former Blackburn Rovers, Inter Milan and Switzerland coach Roy Hodgson signed a contract on Friday to become the coach of Finland's national team in just under a year's time, the Finnish football association said.
Former Blackburn Rovers and Inter Milan coach Roy Hodgson is the frontrunner to be the next coach of Finland's national soccer team, the head of the Finnish football association said in comments published on Tuesday.
Jyrki Heliskoski has been appointed caretaker coach of Finland for the rest of their 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign.
Finland coach Antti Muurinen has been sacked after his team's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup were virtually ended by a 4-0 home loss to the Netherlands this month.
Mikael Forssell has set his sights on taking Birmingham into Europe after re-joining the club in a £3million move from Chelsea.
Finland goalkeeper Antti Niemi has retired from the national team, citing the need to recover from injuries accumulated over the last season.
Cyprus and Finland will battle out the final of a four-nation international tournament in Cyprus after victories in their opening games on Tuesday.