Gameday’s second match was a tight thriller. Paul Durand and Stephen Yepmo took the head roles of the show at Vantaa on Thursday evening. They lead the way for Team France to the final of Saturday. The home crowd cheered heavily and helped the hosts. Yet the victory for Team France was well deserved. Team Finland got more offense yards but Team France’s punt returns allowed then to attack from good field positions (4 punt returns, 63 yards). The final score was 21–14.

As expected the match for the final started very tightly. Neither of the teams scored in the first quarter. Team France took two interceptions from QB Janne Lehtinen and eliminated efficiently Finnish passing play which forced the Finns run more often.

At the beginning of the second quarter veteran quarterback Paul Durand passed accurately to WR Nelson Tsimi, and Team France took the lead by touchdown. French passing play worked a lot better than Finnish. Both defenses had the head roles in the first half. At the end of the second quarter Team France had the chance to take a ten-point lead for the break but Finnish DB Viljo Lempinen blocked a field goal attempt. Half time score was 7–0.

Stephen Yepmo (23) carried ball 24 times and rushed 80 plus one TD. Picture: Jari Turunen

In the beginning of the third quarter Team Finland took Miro Kadmiry as a quarterback. Team Finland quickly evened the scoreboard after its first drive. WR Tommi Pinta received Kadmiry’s pass.

Finnish defense continued taking big tackles. Before the fourth quarter the score was equally 7–7. The home crowd was the 12th player for the hosts. Team Finland had more total yards than Team France. Yet The French had better positions to start their drives.

Miro Kadmiry (7) lead Finnish offense on second half. Photo: Samppa Toivonen

RB Stephen Yepmo continued rushing winning yards for Team France. WR Jefferson Alexandre received QP Durand’s pass behind the goal line – a touchdown for Team France. Now the French had the momentum for the last minutes of the match.

Yepmo added the lead rushing a touchdown. The score was 21–7 for Team France with just five minutes remaining. The Finns tried hard and were able to narrow the score to 21–14 with 33 seconds remaining, when Karri Pajarinen received Kadmiry’s pass for a touchdown. But the time run out after a missed onside kick and Team Finland had to leave the field with a disappoint.

– Team Finland had the strongest defense I’ve ever played against, said gentleman Durand.

IFAF European Championships, Gameday 3:

02.08.2018 | 20:00 | MUP Stadion, Vantaa:

Team France – Team Finland 21–14 (0–0, 7–0, 0–7, 14–7)

 

Goal scorers:

First Quarter

Second Quarter

7–0 Nelson Tsimi (Paul Durand) + 1p Jefferson Alexander

Third Quarter

7–7 Tommi Pinta (Miro Kadmiry) + 1p Joni-Petteri Malka

Fourth Quarter

14 – 7 Jefferson Alexandre (Paul Durand) + 1p Jefferson Alexander

21–7 Stephen Yepmo + 1p Jefferson Alexander

21–14 Karri Pajarinen (Miro Kadmiry) + 1p Joni-Petteri Malka

 

Statistics

Pictures: Samppa Toivonen and Jari Turunen

Finland vs France (Aug 2, 2018)

Finland vs France (Aug 2, 2018)


 

Scoring Summary

 
Scoring Summary (Final)
Men's European Championship 2018
Finland vs France (Aug 2, 2018 at Vantaa)

Finland (1-1) vs. France (2-0)

Date: Aug 2, 2018  • Site: Vantaa  • Stadium: MUP  •  Attendance: 2518

Score by Quarters  Score 
Finland   0  0  7  7  14 
France   0  7  0  14  21 

SCORING SUMMARY   FIN -FRA  
2nd  11:30  FRA   Tsimi N 23 yd pass from Durand P (Alexandre J kick) 
         4 plays, 60 yards, TOP 1:22  0 - 7 
3rd  09:31  FIN   Pinta T 5 yd pass from Kadmiry M (Malka J-P kick) 
         6 plays, 65 yards, TOP 2:23  7 - 7 
4th  10:31  FRA   Alexandre J 11 yd pass from Durand P (Alexandre J kick) 
         8 plays, 10 yards, TOP 2:24  7 - 14 
  05:32  FRA   Yepmo S 3 yd run (Alexandre J kick) 
         7 plays, 51 yards, TOP 3:50  7 - 21 
  00:33  FIN   Pajarinen K 16 yd pass from Kadmiry M (Malka J-P kick) 
         7 plays, 77 yards, TOP 1:24  14 - 21 

Kickoff time: 20.00  • End of Game: 22.15  • Total elapsed time: 2h 15min
Referee: Beylich B  •  Umpire: Parsons D  •  Linesman: Immonen M  •  Line judge: Hofbauer T  •  Back judge: Leido K  •  Field judge: Larsen K  •  Side judge: Seppelin J  •  Center judge: Lascours S  • 
Temperature: +27  • Wind: 2 m/s  • Weather: Sunny
 

Team Statistics

 
Team Statistics (Final)
Men's European Championship 2018
Finland vs France (Aug 2, 2018 at Vantaa)

 Team Totals  FIN  FRA 
FIRST DOWNS  20  15 
   Rushing  10 
   Passing  10 
   Penalty 
NET YARDS RUSHING  153  90 
   Rushing Attempts  31  30 
   Average Per Rush  4.9  3.0 
   Rushing Touchdowns 
   Yards Gained Rushing  189  107 
   Yards Lost Rushing  36  17 
NET YARDS PASSING  163  189 
   Completions-Attempts-Int  15-30-2  12-20-0 
   Average Per Attempt  5.4  9.4 
   Average Per Completion  10.9  15.8 
   Passing Touchdowns 
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS  316  279 
   Total offense plays  61  50 
   Average Gain Per Play  5.2  5.6 
Fumbles: Number-Lost  2-0  0-0 
Penalties: Number-Yards  2-20  5-41 
PUNTS-YARDS  4-166  6-202 
   Average Yards Per Punt  41.5  33.7 
   Net Yards Per Punt  25.8  32.5 
   Inside 20 
   50+ Yards 
   Touchbacks 
   Fair catch 
KICKOFFS-YARDS  2-117  4-222 
   Average Yards Per Kickoff  58.5  55.5 
   Net Yards Per Kickoff  43.0  38.8 
   Touchbacks 
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD  1-7-0  4-63-0 
   Average Per Return  7.0  15.8 
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD  4-67-0  2-31-0 
   Average Per Return  16.8  15.5 
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD  0-0-0  2-0-0 
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD  0-0-0  0-0-0 
Miscellaneous Yards 
Possession Time  24:21  23:39 
   1st Quarter  3:39  8:21 
   2nd Quarter  7:24  4:36 
   3rd Quarter  7:44  4:16 
   4th Quarter  5:34  6:26 
Third-Down Conversions  6 of 12  4 of 11 
Fourth-Down Conversions  0 of 1  0 of 0 
Red-Zone Scores-Chances  2-4  2-2 
   Touchdowns  2-4  2-2 
   Field goals  0-4  0-2 
Sacks By: Number-Yards  1-9  3-25 
PAT Kicks  2-2  3-3 
Field Goals  0-1  0-1 
Points off turnovers 
 

Individual Statistics

 
Individual Statistics (Final)
Men's European Championship 2018
Finland vs France (Aug 2, 2018 at Vantaa)

Finland
  
France
RUSHING  No.  Gain  Loss  Net  TD  Lg  Avg. 
Kadmiry M   12  89  20  69  21  5.8 
Lehtonen V   37  37  14  5.3 
Lehtinen J   36  15  21  27  7.0 
Jussila H   21  21  3.5 
Pajarinen K   3.0 
Team Finland   -1  -1.0 
Totals...  31  189  36  153  27  4.9 
  
RUSHING  No.  Gain  Loss  Net  TD  Lg  Avg. 
Yepmo S   24  87  80  17  3.3 
Aguemon J   7.0 
James A   6.0 
TEAM   -1  -1.0 
Durand P   -2  -0.7 
Totals...  30  107  17  90  17  3.0 
  
 
PASSING  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds  TD  Long  Sack 
Kadmiry M   12-20-0  138  24 
Lehtinen J   3-10-2  25  13 
Totals...  15-30-2  163  24 
  
PASSING  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds  TD  Long  Sack 
Durand P   12-20-0  189  26 
Totals...  12-20-0  189  26 
  
 
RECEIVING  No.  Yds  TD  Lg 
Ndongo T   70  24 
Kyei M   45  13 
Pinta T   12 
Pajarinen K   16  16 
Seppanen M   14  14 
Linnainmaa K  
Totals...  15  163  24 
  
RECEIVING  No.  Yds  TD  Lg 
Alexandre J   68  23 
Tsimi N   48  25 
James A   33  26 
Sow C   24  19 
Mwamba K   16  16 
Totals...  12  189  26 
  
 
PUNTING  No.  Yds  Avg  Long  In20  TB 
Olin A   166  41.5  51 
Totals...  166  41.5  51 
  
PUNTING  No.  Yds  Avg  Long  In20  TB 
Tsimi N   202  33.7  41 
Totals...  202  33.7  41 
 
   Punts  Kickoffs  Intercept 
ALL RETURNS  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg 
Seppanen M   46  20 
Linnainmaa K   21  21 
Koivumaki J  
Totals...  67  21 
  
  
   Punts  Kickoffs  Intercept 
ALL RETURNS  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg 
James A   31  17 
Sejean S  
Kilani A   63  33 
DikaBalatoken Y 
Totals...  63  33  31  17 
 
ALL PURPOSE  Rush  Rcv  KR  PR  IR  Total 
Ndongo T   70  70 
Kadmiry M   69  69 
Seppanen M   14  46  60 
Kyei M   45  45 
Lehtonen V   37  37 
Linnainmaa K   21  27 
Pajarinen K   16  22 
Lehtinen J   21  21 
Jussila H   21  21 
Pinta T   12  12 
Koivumaki J  
Team Finland   -1  -1 
Totals...  153  163  67  390 
  
ALL PURPOSE  Rush  Rcv  KR  PR  IR  Total 
Yepmo S   80  80 
James A   33  31  70 
Alexandre J   68  68 
Kilani A   63  63 
Tsimi N   48  48 
Sow C   24  24 
Mwamba K   16  16 
Aguemon J  
TEAM   -1  -1 
Durand P   -2  -2 
Totals...  90  189  31  63  373 
  
  
 
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 
Malka J-P  3rd  00:55  26 yards  Missed 
  
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 
Alexandre J  2nd  00:22  43 yards  Blocked 
 
KICKOFFS  No.  Yds  TB  OB  Avg. 
Malka J-P   117  58.5 
  
KICKOFFS  No.  Yds  TB  OB  Avg. 
Alexandre J   222  55.5 
 
FUMBLES: Finland-Kadmiry M 1-0; Lehtinen J 1-0. France-None.
 

Drive Chart

 
Drive Chart (Final)
Men's European Championship 2018
Finland vs France (Aug 2, 2018 at Vantaa)

   Drive Started  Drive Ended  Consumed    
Team  Qtr  Spot  Time  Obtained  Spot  Time     How Lost  Pl-Yds  TOP  RZ 
FIN   1st  S20  06:39  Punt  R20  03:06     Interception  10-60  3:33    
FIN   1st  S28  00:58  Punt  S28  00:52     Interception  1-0  0:06    
FIN   2nd  S30  11:23  Kickoff  S34  09:35     Punt  4-4  1:48    
FIN   2nd  S20  07:49  Punt  S34  02:42     Punt  9-14  5:07    
FIN   2nd  S05  00:22  Missed FG  S09  00:00     End of half  1-4  0:22    
FIN   3rd  S35  11:54  Kickoff  R00  09:31  TOUCHDOWN  6-65  2:23    
FIN   3rd  S36  07:50  Punt  R38  06:03     Punt  4-26  1:47    
FIN   3rd  R36  04:23  Punt  R08  00:55     Missed FG  9-28  3:28    
FIN   4th  S16  10:26  Kickoff  S18  09:22     Punt  3-2  1:04    
FIN   4th  S24  05:22  Kickoff  R45  02:31     Downs  8-31  2:51    
FIN   4th  S23  01:57  Punt  R00  00:33  TOUCHDOWN  7-77  1:24    
  
FRA   1st  R10  12:00  Kickoff  R47  06:39     Punt  8-37  5:21    
FRA   1st  R11  03:06  Interception  R31  00:58     Punt  4-20  2:08    
FRA   1st  R40  00:52  Interception  S00  11:30  TOUCHDOWN  4-60  1:22    
FRA   2nd  S47  09:35  Punt  S49  07:49     Punt  3--2  1:46    
FRA   2nd  R44  02:42  Punt  S26  00:22     Missed FG  7-30  2:20    
FRA   3rd  R24  09:25  Kickoff  R31  07:50     Punt  3-7  1:35    
FRA   3rd  R02  06:03  Punt  R05  04:23     Punt  3-3  1:40    
FRA   3rd  S10  00:55  Missed FG  S00  10:31  TOUCHDOWN  8-10  2:24    
FRA   4th  R49  09:22  Punt  S00  05:32  TOUCHDOWN  7-51  3:50    
FRA   4th  R45  02:31  Downs  R49  01:57     Punt  3-4  0:34    
FRA   4th  R50  00:32  Kickoff  R49  00:00     End of half  1--1  0:32    

   1st  2nd  3rd  4th     1st  2nd       
Finland   Qtr  Qtr  Qtr  Qtr     Half  Half     Total 
Time of possession   03:39   07:24   07:44   05:34      11:03   13:18      24:21  
3rd Down Conversions   2/2   2/4   1/3   1/3      4/6   2/6      6/12  
Average field position  S24   S18   S45   S21      S20   S33      S27  
4th Down Conversions   0/0   0/0   0/0   0/1      0/0   0/1      0/1  
  
   1st  2nd  3rd  4th     1st  2nd       
France   Qtr  Qtr  Qtr  Qtr     Half  Half     Total 
Time of possession   08:21   04:36   04:16   06:26      12:57   10:42      23:39  
3rd Down Conversions   1/3   0/2   1/3   2/3      1/5   3/6      4/11  
Average field position  R20   R48   R38   R48      R31   R43      R38  
4th Down Conversions   0/0   0/0   0/0   0/0      0/0   0/0      0/0  

Drive Chart (By Quarter)

   Drive Started  Drive Ended  Consumed    
Team  Qtr  Spot  Time  Obtained  Spot  Time     How Lost  Pl-Yds  TOP  RZ 
FRA   1st  R10  12:00  Kickoff  R47  06:39     Punt  8-37  5:21    
FIN   1st  S20  06:39  Punt  R20  03:06     Interception  10-60  3:33    
FRA   1st  R11  03:06  Interception  R31  00:58     Punt  4-20  2:08    
FIN   1st  S28  00:58  Punt  S28  00:52     Interception  1-0  0:06    
FRA   1st  R40  00:52  Interception  S00  11:30  TOUCHDOWN  4-60  1:22    
FIN   2nd  S30  11:23  Kickoff  S34  09:35     Punt  4-4  1:48    
  
FRA   2nd  S47  09:35  Punt  S49  07:49     Punt  3--2  1:46    
FIN   2nd  S20  07:49  Punt  S34  02:42     Punt  9-14  5:07    
FRA   2nd  R44  02:42  Punt  S26  00:22     Missed FG  7-30  2:20    
FIN   2nd  S05  00:22  Missed FG  S09  00:00     End of half  1-4  0:22    
FIN   3rd  S35  11:54  Kickoff  R00  09:31  TOUCHDOWN  6-65  2:23    
  
FRA   3rd  R24  09:25  Kickoff  R31  07:50     Punt  3-7  1:35    
FIN   3rd  S36  07:50  Punt  R38  06:03     Punt  4-26  1:47    
FRA   3rd  R02  06:03  Punt  R05  04:23     Punt  3-3  1:40    
FIN   3rd  R36  04:23  Punt  R08  00:55     Missed FG  9-28  3:28    
FRA   3rd  S10  00:55  Missed FG  S00  10:31  TOUCHDOWN  8-10  2:24    
FIN   4th  S16  10:26  Kickoff  S18  09:22     Punt  3-2  1:04    
  
FRA   4th  R49  09:22  Punt  S00  05:32  TOUCHDOWN  7-51  3:50    
FIN   4th  S24  05:22  Kickoff  R45  02:31     Downs  8-31  2:51    
FRA   4th  R45  02:31  Downs  R49  01:57     Punt  3-4  0:34    
FIN   4th  S23  01:57  Punt  R00  00:33  TOUCHDOWN  7-77  1:24    
FRA   4th  R50  00:32  Kickoff  R49  00:00     End of half  1--1  0:32    
 

Defensive Statistics

 
Defensive Statistics (Final)
Men's European Championship 2018
Finland vs France (Aug 2, 2018 at Vantaa)

##  Finland   Solo  Ast  Total  TFL/Yds  FF  FR-Yds  Int-Yds  BrUp  Blkd  Sack/Yds  QBH 
41  Toivonen S   5.0  .   .   .   .  
24  Suojanen V-V   4.5  .   .   .   .  
1   Olin A   4.0  .   .   .   .  
43  Ayravainen S   4.0  1.5/5   .   .   0.5/4  
2   Kuikka N   3.0  .   .   .   .  
27  Lempinen V   3.0  .   .   .   .  
96  Karbin S   2.5  .   .   .   .  
28  Vasanoja W   2.0  .   .   .   .  
86  Vesterinen E   2.0  2.0/6   .   .   .  
20  Kattainen A   2.0  .   .   .   .  
99  Kreus J   1.5  .   .   .   .  
87  Ahonen T   1.5  0.5/5   .   .   0.5/5  
76  Lesonen H   1.5  .   .   .   .  
22  Inkinen S   1.0  .   .   .   .  
82  Seppanen M   1.0  .   .   .   .  
31  Lehtonen V   1.0  .   .   .   .  
46  Laherma J   0.5  .   .   .   .  
90  Outinen O   0.5  .   .   .   .  
3   Koivumaki J   0.5  .   .   .   .  
##  France   Solo  Ast  Total  TFL/Yds  FF  FR-Yds  Int-Yds  BrUp  Blkd  Sack/Yds  QBH 
36  Roger M   4.5  .   .   .   .  
57  Tresfield S   4.5  .   .   .   .  
54  Mizius A   4.5  1.0/4   .   .   1.0/4  
21  DikaBalatoken Y  4.0  .   .   1-0   .  
26  Ferrier V   4.0  .   .   .   .  
43  Fayard M   4.0  .   .   .   .  
53  Pignataro M   3.0  .   .   .   .  
66  Fayade S   2.5  1.0/17   .   .   1.0/17  
24  Sejean S   2.5  .   .   1-0   .  
7   Edris J   2.0  .   .   .   .  
30  Karamoko S   2.0  .   .   .   .  
65  Faucon R   2.0  1.0/4   .   .   1.0/4  
1   Kilani A   1.0  .   .   .   .  
33  Venot Petit M   1.0  .   .   .   .  
92  Aho A   0.5  .   .   .   .  
 

Participation Report

 
Participation Report (Final)
Men's European Championship 2018
Finland vs France (Aug 2, 2018 at Vantaa)

Finland  
Pos  ##  Offense 
QB   8   Lehtinen J  
RB   31  Lehtonen V  
WR   32  Linnainmaa K  
WR   10  Kyei M  
WR   82  Seppanen M  
WR   81  Pinta T  
LT   77  Luoto I  
LG   65  Lahti J  
C   78  Tennberg A  
RG   71  Pietila J  
RT   74  Lautala P  
  
Finland  
Pos  ##  Defense 
DL   90  Outinen O  
DL   86  Vesterinen E  
DL   76  Lesonen H  
DL   99  Kreus J  
LB   43  Ayravainen S  
LB   41  Toivonen S  
DB   1   Olin A  
DB   24  Suojanen V-V  
DB   2   Kuikka N  
CB   22  Inkinen S  
CB   27  Lempinen V  
  
France  
Pos  ##  Offense 
QB   12  Durand P  
RB   23  Yepmo S  
WR   81  Alexandre J  
WR   80  Tsimi N  
TE   44  Mwamba K  
TE   40  Sebeille R  
LT   79  Bordin O  
LG   69  Badiane N  
C   75  Pereira B  
RG   78  Montgenie A  
RT   70  Elas W  
  
France  
Pos  ##  Defense 
DE   92  Aho A  
DT   54  Mizius A  
DT   65  Faucon R  
DE   45  Nanguy G  
LB   42  Jacquin C  
LB   43  Fayard M  
LB   57  Tresfield S  
DB   26  Ferrier V  
DB   24  Sejean S  
DB   21  DikaBalatoken Y 
DB   30  Karamoko S  

Finland: 3-Koivumaki J, 6-Luoma D, 7-Kadmiry M, 9-Pajarinen K, 15-Jussila H, 16-Malka J-P, 20-Kattainen A, 25-Lehtonen T, 28-Vasanoja W, 30-Suoste T, 34-Raatikainen J, 36-Siiskonen M, 39-Varinen J, 46-Laherma J, 52-Laine R, 60-Jaaskalainen T, 72-Mononen J, 84-Laine I, 87-Ahonen T, 88-Ndongo T, 91-Kankaanpaa L, 96-Karbin S, 98-Lindqvist J.

France: 1-Kilani A, 4-Bryan B, 5-Dethelot A, 6-Botela P, 7-Edris J, 11-Bony M, 13-James A, 28-Aguemon J, 31-Valbon J, 33-Venot Petit M, 34-Boufunda J, 36-Roger M, 47-Paul D, 53-Pignataro M, 59-Demarty R, 61-Kidari R, 64-Mouliom J, 66-Fayade S, 82-Nicault A, 84-Sow C, 96-Avisey-Tengue J, 98-Augusty G.
 

Play-by-Play Summary

 
Play-by-Play Summary
Men's European Championship 2018
Finland vs France (Aug 2, 2018 at Vantaa)

1st Quarter

Fin Win, Kickoff Fin
Malka J-P kickoff 59 yards to the FRA6, James A return 14 yards to the FRA20, PENALTY FRA illegal block 10 yards to the FRA10, 1st and 10, FRA ball on FRA10.
Fra 1-10at Fra10Yepmo S rush for 5 yards to the FRA15 (Toivonen S).
Fra 2-5at Fra15Durand P pass complete to Sow C for 5 yards to the FRA20, 1ST DOWN FRA (Ayravainen S).
Fra 1-10at Fra20Yepmo S rush for 3 yards to the FRA23 (Kreus J).
Fra 2-7at Fra23Yepmo S rush for 5 yards to the FRA28 (Kuikka N).
Fra 3-2at Fra28Durand P pass complete to Mwamba K for 16 yards to the FRA44, 1ST DOWN FRA (Lempinen V).
Fra 1-10at Fra44Yepmo S rush for loss of 1 yard to the FRA43 (Ayravainen S).
Fra 2-11at Fra43Yepmo S rush for 2 yards to the FRA45 (Ayravainen S).
Fra 3-9at Fra45Timeout Finland, clock 07:23.
Fra 3-9at Fra45Durand P rush for 2 yards to the FRA47 (Olin A).
Fra 4-7at Fra47Tsimi N punt 33 yards to the FIN20, out-of-bounds.
Drive: 8 plays, 37 yards, TOP 05:21
Fin 1-10at Fin20FINLAND drive start at 06:39.
Fin 1-10at Fin20Lehtonen V rush for no gain to the FIN20 (Roger M;Mizius A).
Fin 2-10at Fin20Lehtinen J pass incomplete to Pinta T (Fayard M).
Fin 3-10at Fin20Lehtinen J pass complete to Kyei M for 13 yards to the FIN33, 1ST DOWN FIN, out-of-bounds.
Fin 1-10at Fin33Lehtinen J pass incomplete to Ndongo T (Aho A).
Fin 2-10at Fin33Lehtinen J pass incomplete to Pinta T.
Fin 3-10at Fin33Lehtinen J rush for 27 yards to the FRA40, 1ST DOWN FIN (Edris J).
Fin 1-10at Fra40Lehtinen J rush for 9 yards to the FRA31 (DikaBalatoken Y).
Fin 2-1at Fra31Lehtinen J pass complete to Kyei M for 5 yards to the FRA26, 1ST DOWN FIN (DikaBalatoken Y).
Fin 1-10at Fra26Jussila H rush for 6 yards to the FRA20 (Faucon R).
Fin 2-4at Fra20Lehtinen J pass intercepted by DikaBalatoken Y at the FRA11, DikaBalatoken Y return 0 yards to the FRA11.
Drive: 10 plays, 60 yards, TOP 03:33
Fra 1-10at Fra11FRANCE drive start at 03:06.
Fra 1-10at Fra11Yepmo S rush for no gain to the FRA11 (Toivonen S;Kreus J).
Fra 2-10at Fra11PENALTY FRA personal foul (Fayard M) 15 yards to the FRA26, 1ST DOWN FRA.
Fra 1-10at Fra26Durand P sacked for loss of 9 yards to the FRA17 (Ahonen T;Ayravainen S).
Fra 2-19at Fra17PENALTY FRA delay of game (Durand P) 5 yards to the FRA12.
Fra 2-24at Fra12Durand P pass complete to Sow C for 19 yards to the FRA31 (Vasanoja W).
Fra 3-5at Fra31Durand P pass incomplete to Alexandre J (Outinen O).
Fra 4-5at Fra31Tsimi N punt 41 yards to the FIN28, out-of-bounds.
Drive: 4 plays, minus 10 yards, TOP 02:08
Fin 1-10at Fin28FINLAND drive start at 00:58.
Fin 1-10at Fin28Lehtinen J pass intercepted by Sejean S at the FRA40, Sejean S return 0 yards to the FRA40.
Drive: 1 plays, 0 yards, TOP 00:06
Fra 1-10at Fra40FRANCE drive start at 00:52.
Fra 1-10at Fra40Yepmo S rush for 5 yards to the FRA45.
Fra 2-5at Fra45Yepmo S rush for 9 yards to the FIN46, 1ST DOWN FRA (Karbin S).
Drive: 2 plays, 14 yards, TOP 01:29
Finland 0, France 0
2nd Quarter

Fra 1-10at Fin46Start of 2nd quarter, clock 12:00.
Fra 1-10at Fin46Durand P pass complete to Alexandre J for 23 yards to the FIN23, 1ST DOWN FRA, out-of-bounds (Inkinen S).
Fra 1-10at Fin23Durand P pass complete to Tsimi N for 23 yards to the FIN0, 1ST DOWN FRA, TOUCHDOWN, clock 11:30.
Alexandre J kick attempt good.
France 7, Finland 0
Drive: 4 plays, 60 yards, TOP 01:29
Alexandre J kickoff 56 yards to the FIN9, Linnainmaa K return 21 yards to the FIN30 (Venot Petit M).
Fin 1-10at Fin30FINLAND drive start at 11:23.
Fin 1-10at Fin30PENALTY FIN unsportsmanlike conduct 15 yards to the FIN15.
Fin 1-25at Fin151st and 10.
Fin 1-10at Fin15Lehtonen V rush for 10 yards to the FIN25, 1ST DOWN FIN (Roger M).
Fin 1-10at Fin25Lehtonen V rush for 1 yard to the FIN26 (Fayard M).
Fin 2-9at Fin26Lehtonen V rush for 8 yards to the FIN34 (Fayard M).
Fin 3-1at Fin34Timeout Finland, clock 09:55.
Fin 3-1at Fin34Lehtinen J pass incomplete to Laine I.
Fin 4-1at Fin34Olin A punt 46 yards to the FRA20, Kilani A return 33 yards to the FIN47 (Olin A).
Drive: 4 plays, 4 yards, TOP 01:48
Fra 1-10at Fin47FRANCE drive start at 09:35.
Fra 1-10at Fin47Yepmo S rush for loss of 3 yards to the 50 yardline (Vesterinen E).
Fra 2-13at Fra50Yepmo S rush for 1 yard to the FIN49 (Toivonen S).
Fra 3-12at Fin49Timeout France, clock 08:01.
Fra 3-12at Fin49Durand P pass incomplete to Tsimi N.
Fra 4-12at Fin49Tsimi N punt 29 yards to the FIN20, out-of-bounds.
Drive: 3 plays, minus 2 yards, TOP 01:46
Fin 1-10at Fin20FINLAND drive start at 07:49.
Fin 1-10at Fin20Jussila H rush for 2 yards to the FIN22 (Tresfield S).
Fin 2-8at Fin22Jussila H rush for 6 yards to the FIN28 (Fayard M).
Fin 3-2at Fin28Jussila H rush for 6 yards to the FIN34, 1ST DOWN FIN (Pignataro M).
Fin 1-10at Fin34Lehtonen V rush for 2 yards to the FIN36 (Tresfield S).
Fin 2-8at Fin36Lehtinen J pass complete to Pinta T for 7 yards to the FIN43 (Sejean S;Pignataro M).
Fin 3-1at Fin43Lehtonen V rush for 2 yards to the FIN45, 1ST DOWN FIN (Mizius A;Fayade S).
Fin 1-10at Fin45Lehtinen J pass incomplete to Pinta T (Aho A).
Fin 2-10at Fin45Pajarinen K rush for 4 yards to the FIN49 (Pignataro M;Aho A).
Fin 3-6at Fin49Lehtinen J sacked for loss of 17 yards to the FIN32 (Fayade S), fumble by Lehtinen J recovered by FIN Pajarinen K at FIN34.
Fin 4-21at Fin34Olin A punt 36 yards to the FRA30, Kilani A return 14 yards to the FRA44 (Vasanoja W).
Drive: 9 plays, 14 yards, TOP 05:07
Fra 1-10at Fra44FRANCE drive start at 02:42.
Fra 1-10at Fra44Yepmo S rush for 11 yards to the FIN45, 1ST DOWN FRA (Suojanen V-V).
Fra 1-10at Fin45James A rush for 6 yards to the FIN39 (Suojanen V-V).
Fra 2-4at Fin39Yepmo S rush for 4 yards to the FIN35, 1ST DOWN FRA (Kattainen A).
Fra 1-10at Fin35Yepmo S rush for 4 yards to the FIN31 (Karbin S).
Fra 2-6at Fin31Durand P pass incomplete to Mwamba K.
Fra 3-6at Fin31Durand P rush for 5 yards to the FIN26, out-of-bounds.
Fra 4-1at Fin26Alexandre J field goal attempt from 43 BLOCKED, recovered by FIN Toivonen S at FIN5 spot at FIN5, clock 00:22 (blocked by Lempinen V), Toivonen S for 5 yards to the FIN10 (Mizius A).
Drive: 7 plays, 30 yards, TOP 02:42
Fin 1-10at Fin10Team Finland rush for loss of 1 yard to the FIN9.
Fin 2-11at Fin09End of half, clock 00:00.
Drive: 1 plays, minus 1 yards, TOP 00:00
France 7, Finland 0
3rd Quarter

Fin 2-11at Fin09Start of 3rd quarter, clock 12:00, FRA ball on FRA35.
Drive: 1 plays, minus 1 yards, TOP 00:00
Alexandre J kickoff 50 yards to the FIN15, Seppanen M return 20 yards to the FIN35 (Pignataro M).
Fin 1-10at Fin35FINLAND drive start at 11:54.
Fin 1-10at Fin35Kadmiry M rush for 17 yards to the FRA48, 1ST DOWN FIN (Sejean S).
Fin 1-10at Fra48PENALTY FIN false start 5 yards to the FIN47.
Fin 1-15at Fin47Kadmiry M rush for 14 yards to the FRA39 (Ferrier V).
Fin 2-1at Fra39Pajarinen K rush for 2 yards to the FRA37, 1ST DOWN FIN (Ferrier V).
Fin 1-10at Fra37Kadmiry M rush for 21 yards to the FRA16, 1ST DOWN FIN, out-of-bounds, PENALTY FRA illegal block 10 yards to the FRA6, 1ST DOWN FIN.
Fin 1-Gat Fra061st and 6.
Fin 1-Gat Fra06Jussila H rush for 1 yard to the FRA5 (Fayade S).
Fin 2-Gat Fra05Kadmiry M pass complete to Pinta T for 5 yards to the FRA0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 09:31.
Malka J-P kick attempt good.
Finland 7, France 7
Drive: 6 plays, 65 yards, TOP 02:29
Malka J-P kickoff 58 yards to the FRA7, James A return 17 yards to the FRA24 (Seppanen M).
Fra 1-10at Fra24FRANCE drive start at 09:25.
Fra 1-10at Fra24Yepmo S rush for 5 yards to the FRA29 (Lesonen H).
Fra 2-5at Fra29Yepmo S rush for 2 yards to the FRA31 (Ahonen T).
Fra 3-3at Fra31Durand P pass incomplete to Alexandre J, dropped pass.
Fra 4-3at Fra31Tsimi N punt 33 yards to the FIN36, fair catch by Seppanen M.
Drive: 3 plays, 7 yards, TOP 01:35
Fin 1-10at Fin36FINLAND drive start at 07:50.
Fin 1-10at Fin36Kadmiry M pass complete to Ndongo T for 24 yards to the FRA40, 1ST DOWN FIN (Karamoko S).
Fin 1-10at Fra40Jussila H rush for no gain to the FRA40 (Roger M).
Fin 2-10at Fra40Kadmiry M rush for 2 yards to the FRA38 (Mizius A).
Fin 3-8at Fra38Kadmiry M pass incomplete to Laine I (Karamoko S).
Fin 4-8at Fra38Olin A punt 33 yards to the FRA5, Kilani A return -2 yards to the FRA3 (Laherma J;Koivumaki J), PENALTY FRA personal foul (Kilani A) 1 yards to the FRA2, 1st and 10, FRA ball on FRA2.
Drive: 4 plays, 26 yards, TOP 01:47
Fra 1-10at Fra02FRANCE drive start at 06:03.
Fra 1-10at Fra02Yepmo S rush for no gain to the FRA2 (Toivonen S).
Fra 2-10at Fra02Yepmo S rush for 3 yards to the FRA5 (Kuikka N).
Fra 3-7at Fra05Durand P pass incomplete to Tsimi N.
Fra 4-7at Fra05Tsimi N punt 38 yards to the FRA43, Koivumaki J return 7 yards to the FRA36 (Kilani A).
Drive: 3 plays, 3 yards, TOP 01:40
Fin 1-10at Fra36FINLAND drive start at 04:23.
Fin 1-10at Fra36Kadmiry M pass incomplete to Linnainmaa K, dropped pass.
Fin 2-10at Fra36Lehtonen V rush for 14 yards to the FRA22, 1ST DOWN FIN (Ferrier V).
Fin 1-10at Fra22Kadmiry M pass incomplete to Linnainmaa K.
Fin 2-10at Fra22Kadmiry M pass complete to Ndongo T for 9 yards to the FRA13 (Karamoko S).
Fin 3-1at Fra13Kadmiry M rush for 5 yards to the FRA8, 1ST DOWN FIN (Mizius A;Sejean S).
Fin 1-Gat Fra08Kadmiry M rush for loss of 12 yards to the FRA20, fumble by Kadmiry M recovered by FIN Kadmiry M at FRA20.
Fin 2-Gat Fra20Kadmiry M pass incomplete to Lehtonen V.
Fin 3-Gat Fra20Kadmiry M rush for 12 yards to the FRA8 (Roger M).
Fin 4-Gat Fra08Malka J-P field goal attempt from 26 MISSED - short, spot at FIN10, clock 00:55.
Drive: 9 plays, 28 yards, TOP 03:28
Fra 1-Gat Fin10FRANCE drive start at 00:55.
Fra 1-Gat Fin10FRA ball on FRA20.
Fra 1-10at Fra20Durand P pass incomplete to Alexandre J.
Fra 2-10at Fra20Durand P pass complete to James A for 7 yards to the FRA27 (Kattainen A).
Fra 3-3at Fra27Durand P pass complete to James A for 26 yards to the FIN47, 1ST DOWN FRA (Olin A).
Drive: 3 plays, 33 yards, TOP 02:29
Finland 7, France 7
4th Quarter

Fra 1-10at Fin47Start of 4th quarter, clock 12:00.
Fra 1-10at Fin47Yepmo S rush for 17 yards to the FIN30, 1ST DOWN FRA (Suojanen V-V).
Fra 1-10at Fin30Durand P pass complete to Alexandre J for 15 yards to the FIN15, 1ST DOWN FRA (Suojanen V-V).
Fra 1-10at Fin15Yepmo S rush for 4 yards to the FIN11 (Toivonen S;Karbin S).
Fra 2-6at Fin11Durand P pass incomplete to Alexandre J.
Fra 3-6at Fin11Durand P pass complete to Alexandre J for 11 yards to the FIN0, 1ST DOWN FRA, TOUCHDOWN, clock 10:31.
Alexandre J kick attempt good, PENALTY FIN offside defense declined.
France 14, Finland 7
Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, TOP 02:29
Alexandre J kickoff 59 yards to the FIN6, Seppanen M return 10 yards to the FIN16 (Edris J).
Fin 1-10at Fin16FINLAND drive start at 10:26.
Fin 1-10at Fin16Kadmiry M rush for 2 yards to the FIN18 (Sejean S;Tresfield S).
Fin 2-8at Fin18Kadmiry M pass incomplete to Ndongo T.
Fin 3-8at Fin18Kadmiry M pass incomplete to Pinta T.
Fin 4-8at Fin18Olin A punt 51 yards to the FRA31, Kilani A return 18 yards to the FRA49, out-of-bounds (Lehtonen V).
Drive: 3 plays, 2 yards, TOP 01:04
Fra 1-10at Fra49FRANCE drive start at 09:22.
Fra 1-10at Fra49Durand P pass complete to Alexandre J for 12 yards to the FIN39, 1ST DOWN FRA (Lempinen V).
Fra 1-10at Fin39Yepmo S rush for 1 yard to the FIN38 (Lesonen H;Outinen O).
Fra 2-9at Fin38Durand P pass complete to Tsimi N for 25 yards to the FIN13, 1ST DOWN FRA (Kuikka N).
Fra 1-10at Fin13Yepmo S rush for 2 yards to the FIN11 (Toivonen S).
Fra 2-8at Fin11Yepmo S rush for 1 yard to the FIN10 (Ayravainen S;Suojanen V-V).
Fra 3-7at Fin10Durand P pass complete to Alexandre J for 7 yards to the FIN3, 1ST DOWN FRA (Lempinen V).
Fra 1-Gat Fin03Yepmo S rush for 3 yards to the FIN0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 05:32.
Alexandre J kick attempt good.
France 21, Finland 7
Drive: 7 plays, 51 yards, TOP 04:00
Alexandre J kickoff 57 yards to the FIN8, Seppanen M return 16 yards to the FIN24 (Tresfield S).
Fin 1-10at Fin24FINLAND drive start at 05:22.
Fin 1-10at Fin24Kadmiry M pass complete to Ndongo T for 8 yards to the FIN32 (DikaBalatoken Y).
Fin 2-2at Fin32Kadmiry M rush for 1 yard to the FIN33 (Fayard M).
Fin 3-1at Fin33Kadmiry M pass complete to Kyei M for 11 yards to the FIN44, 1ST DOWN FIN (Tresfield S).
Fin 1-10at Fin44Kadmiry M pass complete to Ndongo T for 13 yards to the FRA43, 1ST DOWN FIN, out-of-bounds.
Fin 1-10at Fra43Kadmiry M pass complete to Linnainmaa K for 6 yards to the FRA37 (Ferrier V).
Fin 2-4at Fra37Kadmiry M sacked for loss of 4 yards to the FRA41 (Faucon R).
Fin 3-8at Fra41Kadmiry M sacked for loss of 4 yards to the FRA45 (Mizius A).
Fin 4-12at Fra45Kadmiry M pass incomplete to Pajarinen K.
Drive: 8 plays, 31 yards, TOP 02:51
Fra 1-10at Fra45FRANCE drive start at 02:31.
Fra 1-10at Fra45Yepmo S rush for loss of 3 yards to the FRA42 (Vesterinen E).
Fra 2-13at Fra42Timeout Finland, clock 02:30.
Fra 2-13at Fra42Aguemon J rush for 7 yards to the FRA49 (Olin A).
Fra 3-6at Fra49Timeout Finland, clock 02:10.
Fra 3-6at Fra49Durand P pass incomplete to Sow C.
Fra 4-6at Fra49Tsimi N punt 28 yards to the FIN23, fair catch by Seppanen M.
Drive: 3 plays, 4 yards, TOP 00:34
Fin 1-10at Fin23FINLAND drive start at 01:57.
Fin 1-10at Fin23Kadmiry M pass complete to Ndongo T for 16 yards to the FIN39, 1ST DOWN FIN, out-of-bounds.
Fin 1-10at Fin39Kadmiry M pass complete to Kyei M for 6 yards to the FIN45, out-of-bounds.
Fin 2-4at Fin45Kadmiry M pass complete to Kyei M for 10 yards to the FRA45, 1ST DOWN FIN.
Fin 1-10at Fra45Kadmiry M pass incomplete to Kyei M.
Fin 2-10at Fra45Kadmiry M rush for 15 yards to the FRA30, 1ST DOWN FIN (Roger M).
Fin 1-10at Fra30Kadmiry M pass complete to Seppanen M for 14 yards to the FRA16, 1ST DOWN FIN (DikaBalatoken Y).
Fin 1-10at Fra16Kadmiry M pass complete to Pajarinen K for 16 yards to the FRA0, 1ST DOWN FIN, TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:33.
Malka J-P kick attempt good.
France 21, Finland 14
Fin 1-Gat Fin35PENALTY FIN false start off-setting, PENALTY FRA offside defense off-setting, NO PLAY.
Drive: 7 plays, 77 yards, TOP 01:25
Malka J-P kickoff 15 yards to the 50 yardline, on-side kick, recovered by FRA Alexandre J on 50 yardline.
Fra 1-10at Fra50FRANCE drive start at 00:32.
Fra 1-10at Fra50TEAM rush for loss of 1 yard to the FRA49.
Fra 2-11at Fra49End of game, clock 00:00.
Drive: 1 plays, minus 1 yards, TOP 00:32
FINAL SCORE
France 21, Finland 14
 

Play Breakdown Summary

 
Play Breakdown Summary (Final)
Men's European Championship 2018
Finland vs France (Aug 2, 2018 at Vantaa)




Finland                                France

Down               RUN PASS  Total     Down               RUN PASS  Total

OVERALL..........   28   33     61     OVERALL..........   29   21     50
1ST DOWN.........   15   14     29     1ST DOWN.........   18    6     24
2ND DOWN-SHORT...    2    1      3     2ND DOWN-SHORT...    0    0      0
2ND DOWN-MIDDLE..    0    4      4     2ND DOWN-MIDDLE..    3    3      6
2ND DOWN-LONG....    6    6     12     2ND DOWN-LONG....    6    3      9
3RD DOWN-SHORT...    3    2      5     3RD DOWN-SHORT...    0    1      1
3RD DOWN-MIDDLE..    0    0      0     3RD DOWN-MIDDLE..    0    2      2
3RD DOWN-LONG....    2    5      7     3RD DOWN-LONG....    2    6      8
4TH DOWN.........    0    1      1     4TH DOWN.........    0    0      0

Finland                                France

Formation        RUN PASS  Total       Formation        RUN PASS  Total

...............   28   33     61       ...............   29   21     50




Finland (Sorted by Play type) 1ST DOWN RUN (15 RUN, 14 PASS) 1ST DOWN PASS 1-10 S20 #15 2 [ ] 1-10 R45 #7 to #10 - [ ] 1-10 R40 #15 0 [ ] 1-10 S39 #7 to #10 6 [ ] 1-10 R26 #15 6 [ ] 1-10 S28 #8 to #24 INT [ ] 1-6 R06 #15 1 [ ] 1-10 R43 #7 to #32 6 [ ] 1-10 S34 #31 2 [ ] 1-10 R22 #7 to #32 - [ ] 1-10 S25 #31 1 [ ] 1-10 R36 #7 to #32 - [ ] 1-10 S15 #31 10 [ ] 1-10 S45 #8 to #81 - [ ] 1-10 S20 #31 0 [ ] 1-10 R30 #7 to #82 14 [ ] 1-10 R37 #7 21 [ ] 1-10 S23 #7 to #88 16 [ ] 1-15 S47 #7 14 [ ] 1-10 S33 #8 to #88 - [ ] 1-10 S35 #7 17 [ ] 1-10 S24 #7 to #88 8 [ ] 1-10 S16 #7 2 [ ] 1-10 S36 #7 to #88 24 [ ] 1-8 R08 #7 -12 [ ] 1-10 S44 #7 to #88 13 [ ] 1-10 R40 #8 9 [ ] 1-10 R16 #7 to #9 16 [ ] 1-10 S10 #TM -1 [ ] 2ND-SHORT RUN (2 RUN, 1 PASS) 2ND-SHORT PASS 2-2 S32 #7 1 [ ] 2-1 R31 #8 to #10 5 [ ] 2-1 R39 #9 2 [ ] 2ND-MIDDLE RUN (0 RUN, 4 PASS) 2ND-MIDDLE PASS 2-4 S45 #7 to #10 10 [ ] 2-4 R20 #8 to #21 INT [ ] 2-5 R05 #7 to #81 5 [ ] 2-4 R37 #7 to # SACK [ ] 2ND-LONG RUN (6 RUN, 6 PASS) 2ND-LONG PASS 2-8 S22 #15 6 [ ] 2-20 R20 #7 to #31 - [ ] 2-10 R36 #31 14 [ ] 2-10 S20 #8 to #81 - [ ] 2-9 S26 #31 8 [ ] 2-10 S33 #8 to #81 - [ ] 2-10 R45 #7 15 [ ] 2-8 S36 #8 to #81 7 [ ] 2-10 R40 #7 2 [ ] 2-8 S18 #7 to #88 - [ ] 2-10 S45 #9 4 [ ] 2-10 R22 #7 to #88 9 [ ] 3RD-SHORT RUN (3 RUN, 2 PASS) 3RD-SHORT PASS 3-2 S28 #15 6 [ ] 3-1 S33 #7 to #10 11 [ ] 3-1 S43 #31 2 [ ] 3-1 S34 #8 to #84 - [ ] 3-1 R13 #7 5 [ ] 3RD-MIDDLE RUN (0 RUN, 0 PASS) 3RD-MIDDLE PASS 3RD-LONG RUN (2 RUN, 5 PASS) 3RD-LONG PASS 3-20 R20 #7 12 [ ] 3-10 S20 #8 to #10 13 [ ] 3-10 S33 #8 27 [ ] 3-8 S18 #7 to #81 - [ ] 3-8 R38 #7 to #84 - [ ] 3-6 S49 #8 to # - [ ] 3-8 R41 #7 to # SACK [ ] 4TH DOWN RUN (0 RUN, 1 PASS) 4TH DOWN PASS 4-12 R45 #7 to #9 - [ ]
France (Sorted by Play type) 1ST DOWN RUN (18 RUN, 6 PASS) 1ST DOWN PASS 1-10 S45 #13 6 [ ] 1-10 S23 #12 to #80 23 [ ] 1-10 R10 #23 5 [ ] 1-10 R49 #12 to #81 12 [ ] 1-10 R40 #23 5 [ ] 1-10 S30 #12 to #81 15 [ ] 1-10 R02 #23 0 [ ] 1-10 R20 #12 to #81 - [ ] 1-10 R44 #23 11 [ ] 1-10 S46 #12 to #81 23 [ ] 1-10 R44 #23 -1 [ ] 1-10 R26 #12 to # SACK [ ] 1-10 R11 #23 0 [ ] 1-10 R24 #23 5 [ ] 1-10 S47 #23 -3 [ ] 1-10 S47 #23 17 [ ] 1-10 S15 #23 4 [ ] 1-10 S35 #23 4 [ ] 1-10 S39 #23 1 [ ] 1-10 S13 #23 2 [ ] 1-3 S03 #23 3 [ ] 1-10 R45 #23 -3 [ ] 1-10 R20 #23 3 [ ] 1-10 R50 #TM -1 [ ] 2ND-SHORT RUN (0 RUN, 0 PASS) 2ND-SHORT PASS 2ND-MIDDLE RUN (3 RUN, 3 PASS) 2ND-MIDDLE PASS 2-5 R45 #23 9 [ ] 2-6 S31 #12 to #44 - [ ] 2-5 R29 #23 2 [ ] 2-6 S11 #12 to #81 - [ ] 2-4 S39 #23 4 [ ] 2-5 R15 #12 to #84 5 [ ] 2ND-LONG RUN (6 RUN, 3 PASS) 2ND-LONG PASS 2-10 R02 #23 3 [ ] 2-10 R20 #12 to #13 7 [ ] 2-7 R23 #23 5 [ ] 2-9 S38 #12 to #80 25 [ ] 2-13 R50 #23 1 [ ] 2-24 R12 #12 to #84 19 [ ] 2-8 S11 #23 1 [ ] 2-11 R43 #23 2 [ ] 2-13 R42 #28 7 [ ] 3RD-SHORT RUN (0 RUN, 1 PASS) 3RD-SHORT PASS 3-2 R28 #12 to #44 16 [ ] 3RD-MIDDLE RUN (0 RUN, 2 PASS) 3RD-MIDDLE PASS 3-3 R27 #12 to #13 26 [ ] 3-3 R31 #12 to #81 - [ ] 3RD-LONG RUN (2 RUN, 6 PASS) 3RD-LONG PASS 3-9 R45 #12 2 [ ] 3-7 R05 #12 to #80 - [ ] 3-6 S31 #12 5 [ ] 3-12 S49 #12 to #80 - [ ] 3-7 S10 #12 to #81 7 [ ] 3-6 S11 #12 to #81 11 [ ] 3-5 R31 #12 to #81 - [ ] 3-6 R49 #12 to #84 - [ ] 4TH DOWN RUN (0 RUN, 0 PASS) 4TH DOWN PASS

Both Team France and Team Finland started their tournament with a victory against Team Great Britain. On Thursday, these two teams play against each other – winner will go to the finals. Last time France and Finland met was in European Championships 2014 at Austria. Back then, Team France secured the bronze medals by score 35–21. This year’s hosts will do everything to prevent the deja vu.

– Obviously Finland is going to be tough because they are the host of the European Championships. Playing against the host is always different because I know that there is going to be people in the stadium. Finland is going to play with certain kind of energy because they play at home. They are very big and physical so it’s going to be a tough match. But I’m really looking forward to it, anticipated Team France head coach Patrick Esume.

Team France was outstanding against The Brits on Tuesday. They didn’t allow any touchdowns and made six themselves. QB Paul Durand led the offense with great confidence – Team France total offense yards 556 against the Brits’ 201. Team France controlled the game from the first second to the last. Durand assisted four touchdowns and four French wide receivers registered over 50 yards. Running backs Stephen Yepmo, Jason Aguemon and Jason Bofunda carried the ball with certainty so the Finns have to be well prepared for Thursday’s game. Team France is going to come hard and fast.

Team France tackled really hard on Tuesday and didn’t allow a single touchdown. Picture: Jari Turunen

– We have the information we need about Team France. They are a very impressive team, very well coached, athletic and fast. So it’s going to be a great challenge for any team in Europe to play against them. We are as ready as we are on Thursday, told Team Finland head coach Tuomas Heikkinen on Sunday.

Like Team France, Team Finland was excellent on Sunday. Their running game was poison for the Brits and defence was solid as a rock. Finland literally ran over the Brits and sealed the win on first half. Team Finland is very united with a great mix of experience and youth. They got a great chemistry and are able to turn tough game for their advantage.

Team Finland is united and never give up. Picture: Jari Turunen

On Thursday, the key point is which team’s defense is able to stop other’s offense. Both teams managed to do that against the Brits but this time it’s going to be even harder. On the field, there are two teams who desperately want to reach for the finals. The game on Thursday is full of great match-ups and elite players to follow. So be ready and come to Myyrmaki to testify a great battle. No yards are given free – Battle is on!

 

IFAF European Championships, Gameday 3:

02.08.2018 | 20:00 | Myyrmaki, Vantaa:

Team France – Team Finland

 

Pictures: Jari Turunen

45 men rosters:

France

Finland

Starting lineups:

France:

Offence:

QB 12 Paul Durand
RB 23 Stephen Yepmo
WR 80 Nelson Tsimi
WR 81 Jeff Alexandre
TE 40 Robin Sebeille
TE 44 Kevin Mwamba
LT 79 Olivier Bordin
LG 69 Nyohor Badiane
C 75 Bastien Pereira
RG 78 Arnaud Montgenie
RT 70 Elas Washney

Defence:

DE 92 Abdel Aho
DT 54 Averdie Mizius
DT 65 Romain Faucon
DE 66 Fayade Said
LB 42 Claudio Jacquin
LB 43 Matthieu Fayard
LB 57 Steven Tresfield
DB 26 Victor Ferrier
DB 24 Sebastien Sejean
DB 21 Yann Dika Balotoken
DB 30 Souleymane Karamoko

Finland:

Offence:

QB 8 Janne Lehtinen
RB 31 Veikka Lehtonen
WR 32 Kimi Linnainmaa
WR 10 Micky Kyei
WR 82 Mikko Seppänen
WR 81 Tommi Pinta
LT 77 Iiro Luoto
LG 65 Jere Lahti
C 78 Arttu Tennberg
RG 71 Juho Pietilä
RT 74 Pasi Lautala

Defence:

DL 90 Okko Outinen
DL 86 Edward Vesterinen
DL 76 Heikki Lesonen
DL 99 Janne Kreus
LB 43 Santtu Äyräväinen
LB 41 Sami Toivonen
DB 1 Akseli Olin
DB 22 Santeri Inkinen
DB 2 Niko Kuikka
DB 24 Ville-Valtteri Suojanen
DB 27 Viljo Lempinen

Officials:

Refree: Bård Beylich (NOR)
Umpire: Davie Parsons (GB)
Center judge: Marko Immonen (FIN)
Head linesman: Thomas Hofbauer (AUT)
Line judge: Klas Leidö (SWE)
Field judge: Kim Larsen (DEN)
Side judge: Joonas Seppelin (FIN)
Back judge: Stéphane Lascours (FRA)

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