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HELSINKI, April 12 (DS)- Finland national team coach Antti Muuriselle named his squad for a friendly international match against Macedonia set for April 17 in Prilep.

Jussi Jaaskelainen, Bolton, England
Antti Niemi, Hearts, Scotland

Janne Hietanen, Denizlispor, Turkey
Sami Hyypia, Liverpool FC, Finland
Toni Kuivasto, Viking Stavanger, Norway
Petri Pasanen, AFC Ajax , Netherlands
Juha Reini, KRC Genk, Belgium
Janne Saarinen, Rosenborg, Norway
Hannu Tihinen, Viking Stavanger, Norway

Mikael Forssell, Chelsea FC, England
Jonatan Johansson, Charlton, England
Shefki Kuqi, Sheffield W, England
Jari Litmanen, Liverpool FC, England
Aki Riihilahti, Crystal Palace, England
Paulus Roiha, Utrecht, Netherlands
Teemu Tainio, AJ Auxerre, France
Simo Valakari, Derby, England

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Can anyone tell me if Jussi Kujala is close on squad and what his chances of the WC is.


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Actually he wasn't even chosen to the U21-squad so he is still quite far away from getting a call up to the national team. I was hoping to see him last year in the U18 European Championship tournament in Finland but he wasn't chosen there either. Kari Ukkonen who coaches our youth NT probably doesn't like him or something. I don't remember seeing him play but he probably has potential because Ajax wanted him so I think he would deserve a chance in the U21-squad.

And Forssell and Jääskeläinen are suffering from minor injuries so they were replaced by Aston Villa's Peter Enckelman and Kalmar's Vesa Vasara.

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Macedonia FYR squad:

Goalkeepers: Nikolov (Eintracht Frankfurt), Milosevski

Defenders: Mitreski (Spartak Moscow), Sedloski (Dinamo, Zagreb), Stavrevski (NK Zagreb), Vajs (NK Rieka), Stojanov (Sileks Kratovo), Petrov (Pobeda Prilep)

Midfielders: Popov (Belasica GC), Braga (Vardar Skopje), Mitreski (Young Boy), Georgieski, Micevski (Pobeda Prilep), Panov, Nacevski (Vardar Skopje), Sumolikoski (Synot)

Strikers: Ciric (Eintracht Frankfurt)), Saciri (Malatyaspor), Toleski (Napredok Kicevo), Gokic (Pobeda Prilep)

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Yakubu here is the U21 Finland squad that will face Macedonia :

Otto Fredrikson, Borussia Mönchengladbach, 7/-
Mikko Rahkamaa, FC Twente, 1/-
Tuomas Aho, MyPa, 11/-
Marco Parnela, FC Thun, 8/-
Mathias Lindström, FC Inter, 1/-
Henri Myntti, Tromsø IL, 1/-
Juha Luoma, FC Jazz, 1/-
Harri Haapaniemi, AC Allianssi,1/-
Antti Okkonen, MyPa, 3/-
Mika Niskala, FC Inter, 5/-
Pekka Lagerblom, FC Lahti,1/-
Kalle Parviainen, KuPS,1/-
Janne Mahlakaarto, Tervarit, 1/-
Juha Saario, TP-47, -/-
Mika Väyrynen, Heerenveen, 11/-
Daniel Sjölund, Liverpool, 9/2
Juho Mäkelä, Tervarit, 1/-
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