A title to defend… and a score to settle?
The Finnish ladies come into this tournament as the reigning IFAF European Champions, having previously put in a dominant performance in the 2015 Championships, hosted in Granada, Spain.
At the time, Finland brushed aside all the competition, scoring 50+ points against all three of their opponents, including against Great Britain in the final – winning 50-12.
However, in the intervening years many teams have closed the gap on the Finns.
Sweden ran Finland oh so close in the last meeting between the two teams in 2018, coming up a single point shy with a 21-20 defeat, and previously in the 2017 World Championships Great Britain actually got the better of the European Champions, 27-21, in the opening fixture of the event!
As such, the ‘Blue Lions’ will come into the 2019 Championships with a point to prove!