Pic: Brilliant self-deprecating graphic in a Finnish newspaper ahead of Finland v Spain tonight 8 years ago

Pic: Brilliant self-deprecating graphic in a Finnish newspaper ahead of Finland v Spain tonight

As we know all too well, taking on the reigning World and European Champions is no easy task and one Finnish newspaper is under no illusions as to how Finland will line-up against Spain tonight.

Trailing France by four points and leaders Spain by five in Group I, Finland have little chance of qualifying for the World Cup at this stage, but one wouldn’t blame them for a damage limitation approach against Vincente del Bosque’s star-studded outfit in Helsinki tonight.

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Finnish newspaper Urheilu made their feelings clear on how Finland will, or at least should, line-up against their illustrious opponents with a brilliant graphic detailing the potential formations of both sides.

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The accompanying headline ‘Mennään Bussilla’ translates (through Google Translate at least) as ‘We go by bus,’ but the graphic makes it fairly clear in any case; whether the Finnish team take the hint or whether it will make any difference anyway will become clearer a little later on this evening.

Hat-tip: BackPage Football and Mark McCadden

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