Brentford B striker Marcus Forss scored for Finland Under-19 as they beat Montenegro Under-20 yesterday. And his midfield team mate Jaakko Oksanen was also involved as their national team picked up a friendly win. Marcus played 86 minutes up front and scored the first goal in a 3-0 win for Finland. Jaakko completed 90 minutes in midfield for Finland as they beat the more experienced side.
The win avenged a 2-1 loss to the same opposition on Monday. Marcus got his goal 37 minutes in, converting a cross with a first-time finish. Finland added two more after the interval, one just before the hour mark and the third in the dying seconds. Finland are building up to the UEFA Under-19 European Championships, which they are hosting next month. The tournament will start on 19 July and Finland have been drawn in a group with Italy, Norway and Portugal.
The two games against Montenegro were part of a four-day training camp and Finland will be holding two more before they name their squad for the tournament. They also have a match lined up against Turkey in July. Both Marcus and Jaakko will be hoping to be part of the group for the competition.
Marcus has been a regular for Finland at youth international level. As well as his Under-19 appearances, he has also played at Under-18 level for his country. In total, Marcus has played 16 games for Finland and scored nine goals. He has now scored three in his last three games for his country.
Jaakko made his Under-19 debut against Georgia in October when he was 16 and is now a regular at that level. Despite only being 17 now, he has nine Under-19. He has also represented his country at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 level.