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Jaakko gets Finland call

Brentford B man in Under-19 squad for training camp

18 June 2018

Brentford B midfield player Jaakko Oksanen will be heading back to Finland for an international training camp this week. The 17-year-old is part of the group building up to the UEFA Under-19 European Championships at the end of next month. Finland are hosting the competition and are holding a training camp from Thursday to Saturday, June 21 to 24. Jaakko has been called up for that camp.

Finland are working hard in preparation for the tournament. They played two games against Montenegro Under-20 at the start of June and face Turkey in an Under-19 friendly just before the tournament. This camp will end with a game against Finland Under-18.

Jaakko played in both games against Montenegro and now has nine caps at that level. He was 16 when he made his Under-19 debut against Georgia in October. He has also represented his country at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 level.

Brentford B striker Marcus Forss captained Finland Under-19 in those games against Montenegro and scored in the second, a 3-0 win. He has not been called up for this camp. His international manager has decided preparing for the upcoming 2018/19 season, with the opportunity to play in the First Team friendly programme, as many Brentford B youngsters will, is better for him. The tournament will start on 19 July and Finland have been drawn in a group with Italy, Norway and Portugal.


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