Finland wins 60-13 against Denmark in the opening game of the European Championship group stage.
The Finnish men’s team started their campaign in the American football European Championship with a victory over Denmark. The match was played at a wet Myyrmäki football stadium, with Finland winning 60-13 (27-0).
The Finnish men secured an impressive victory over Denmark in their opening game of the European Championship group stage. 20-year-old Ambro Urjansson made his debut as the starting quarterback on home soil and played an outstanding game, throwing for 404 yards and 6 touchdowns. In total, Finland’s offense gained 673 yards during the game.
The Danes managed to advance for 253 yards in the game. Finland’s strong defense limited Denmark’s running game to just five yards, and most of Denmark’s yards were gained through quarterback Alexander Bjerre’s passes. Finland’s defensive marking errors in pass defense preceded both of Denmark’s touchdowns.
Ambro Urjansson, Finland’s quarterback, was named the game’s MVP. Simon Fons, a wide receiver for Denmark, was named their best player.
Finland will play their second group stage game on Sunday, October 16th. By winning against the Czech Republic in a week’s time in an away game, Finland will advance to the European Championship medal games to be played in the summer of 2023.
Photo: Jarmo Vehkomäki