Finnish Domestic Schedule + Fixtures + Transfers
Hey guys, in this post I will talk about the Finnish Domestic Schedule, my League Cup fixtures and my transfers to date. First of all I will discuss the Finnish Domestic Schedule, which is very unsusual.
The League Cup
The Finnish domestic season starts in January with the League Cup. This runs from January to March. The teams involved in the League Cup are the twelve teams from the Veikkausliiga, Finland's premier league. These twelve teams are split in to three groups where each team plays the others in their group twice, both home and away. The top two from each group qualify to the round, aswell as the two best third-placed teams of the three, depending on points count. These eight teams are drawin in the quarter-finals, a one-legged affair. The semi-finals is a plain one-match tie with the winner progressing to the final. The final is also one-legged but holds no qualification for European competitions.
The Veikkausliiga, also known as the Premier League, runs from April and comes to a close in October. The twelve teams play each other three times. First place qualifies for the Champions League. Second and third places qualify for the Europa League. Fourth place also qualifies for the Europa League, depending in the winner of the Finnish Cup.
The Finnish Cup
The Finnish Cup kicks off all the way back in December where teams from the lowest leagues in Finland compete. Veikkausliiga teams enter around March-April in the Sixth Round. The final is contested in September, the winner qualifying for the Europa League. Each tie is one-legged.
League Cup Groups
League Cup Group Stage Fixtures
Stay tuned for my next update as Johnson's competitive debut is against KuPS' fiercest rivals, Jyvaskyllan Jalkapallo Klubi.