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2012 European Championship Qualifying, Group Stage
  • Fredrik Jensen (31')
  • Teemu Pukki (61', 88')

Pukki brace puts Finland on brink of historic Euro qualification with win over Armenia

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Pukki leads Finland past Armenia and closer to history (0:49)

Teemu Pukki and Finland close in on their first ever major tournament. Watch Euro qualifying on ESPN+. (0:49)

Finland picked up a crucial home win in their quest to qualify for Euro 2020 as Teemu Pukki netted a brace to down Armenia 3-0 in Turku on Tuesday night.

Fredrik Jansen opened the scoring just past the half-hour mark for Finland, who have never qualified for the European Championship finals.

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Norwich striker Pukki added a pair of cheeky second-half goals, chipping Armenia keeper Aram Airapetyan twice to secure the points for the host side.

The result leaves Finland on 15 points from eight matches in Group J, with leaders Italy already having qualified. Finland can secure a spot in the finals with a win over bottom-side Liechtenstein at home in November.