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Finland and Sweden – Winners and Losers
   November 7, 2012 (7:10 AM) by David
 

Two Scandinavian Leagues are finished for the season. Champions League and Europa League places have been decided as well as promotions and relegations. Finland ended its season a while ago, while Sweden finished its season this past weekend.

Finland Veikkausliiga

Finland was one of the first countries whose leagues finished early. Their Champions League and Europa League places are already set. The league was won by HJK (Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi), they finished six points clear of Inter Turku and 10 points ahead of TPS. HJK claim the sole Finnish Champions League place and will enter the competition in the second qualifying round. Inter Turku, with USA’s Daniel Antunez, and TPS will play in next year’s Europa League.

At the bottom of Veikkausliiga, Haka is the team that lost the battle to stay in the country’s top league. Next season USA’s Jordan Seabrook will start his campaign with Haka in the Ykkonen, where he will play against Aaron Wheeler at KooTeePee, Justin Moose and Pat Phelan at SJK. Kyle Luetkehans and HIFK were relegated from Ykkonen and will now play in the Kakkonen league, Finland’s 3rd division.

HJK – Won League – Champions League

Inter Turk – 2nd place Europa League – Daniel Antunez

TPS – 3rd place – Europa League

Haka – Relegated to Ykkonen – Jordan Seabrook

RoPS – Won League – Promoted to Veikkausliiga

 

Sweden Allsvenskan

Sweden finished its regular season this past weekend. The league representatives from Sweden to the European Competitions are set. This year no USA players will appear for Swedish teams, based on league standings, in Champions League or the Europa League (Cup Winners still to be decided)

IF Elfsborg will represent Sweden in the Champions League and begin play in the second qualifying round. Hacken and Malmo FF will represent Sweden in the Europa League.

At the bottom of Allsvenskan two teams were relegated (Orebro and GAIS). GIF Sundsvall will play in a playoff series (Home/Away) against the Superttan (2nd Division) 3rd place finisher, Halmstad, with the USA’s Ryan Miller. The winner will appear in Allsvenskan next season.

IF Elfsborg – Won League – Champions League

Hacken – 2nd place – Europa League

Malmo FF – 3rd  place – Europa League

Orebro – Relegated to Superttan

GAIS – Relegated to Superttan

GIF Sundsvall – Relegation Playoff

Halmstad – Promotion Playoff – Ryan Miller

GIF Sundsvall will play Halmstad to decide who will play in Allsvenskan next season (games 10/11 & 15/11)

 
Categories: Aaron Wheeler, Daniel Antunez, Jordan Seabrook, Justin Moose, Kyle Luetkehans, Pat Phelan, Ryan Miller
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