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Brentford pair called-up by Finland Under-19

International duty for Marcus and Jaakko

23 May 2018

Two Brentford youngsters have been called up for international duty. Brentford B striker Marcus Forss and his midfield team mate Jaakko Oksanen have been selected for a training camp by Finland Under-19. The pair are building up to the UEFA Under-19 European Championships, which will be held in Finland in July.

Marcus and Jaakko will meet up with their national squad next week. They will take part in a four-day gettogether which will include two matches against Montenegro Under-20 on 1 June and 4 June. The UEFA European Under-19 Championships will be held in Finland from 16 to 19 July. Finland are one of eight teams looking to claim the trophy and the draw will be held next week.

As well as this training camp, 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 14 games for Finland and scored eight goals, including two in his last match against Switzerland.

Despite only being 17, Jaakko made his Under-19 debut against Georgia in October and has seven caps at that level. He has also represented his country at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 level.


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