Originally Posted by Lebowski
You've seen them play a lot? Have they played any of the better teams? I have not seen one game with Finland, but we believe we are better then Finland in everything, except sauna-competitions.
I haven't seen them play since last Eurobasket (they advanced out of the first stage over Montenegro, Croatia, and Bosnia).
In the preparation games over the last few weeks, they lost to France by 8, Lithuania by 2, Russia by 17, Latvia by 6 and 37. You guys lost to Lithuania by 28 and 31, Ukraine by 12, and Poland by 16.
Kopponen is their best player and Sasu Salin is another good young player. Rannikko plays in the Finnish league now but he was a solid player throughout Europe for years.