The Finland national football team represents Finland in international football competitions and is controlled by the Football Association of Finland. Finland had not qualified for a major tournament until securing a spot in the 2020 European Championship, are the only Nordic team alongside minnows Faroe Islands to have never reached the FIFA World Cup finals. After many decades of relative obscurity, the nation made progression in the 2000s, achieving notable results against established European teams and reaching a peak of 33rd in the FIFA World Rankings in 2007. After a few years of poor results, they dipped to an all-time low of 110th in the FIFA rankings in 2017, but began to rise up again and, as of October 2019, they sit at 55th; the Football Association of Finland was founded in 1907 and became a member of FIFA in 1908. At the time, Finland was an autonomous grand duchy of the Russian Empire. Finland played its first international on 22 October 1911, as Sweden beat the Finns at the Eläintarha Stadium in Helsinki.
Finland participated the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, beating Italy and the Russian Empire, but losing the bronze medal match against the Netherlands. After the 1918 Civil War, the Finnish sports movement was divided into the right-wing Finnish Gymnastics and Sports Federation and the leftist Finnish Workers' Sports Federation, Finnish Football Association was a member of the SVUL. Both sides had their own championship series, between 1919–1939 the Finland national team was selected of the Football Association players only; the Finnish Workers' Sports Federation football team in turn, participated the competitions of the international labour movement. However, since the late 1920s several top footballers defected from TUL and joined the Football Association to be eligible for the national team. During the 1930s, these ″defectors″ formed the spine of the national team. For example, the Finland squad at the 1936 Summer Olympics was composed of eight former TUL players. In 1937, Finland participated the FIFA World Cup qualification for the first time, losing all three matches against Sweden and Estonia.
Since 1939, TUL players were selected to the national team and in 1956, the TUL and Football Association series were merged. The 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki saw. Finland did, win the unofficial Nordic championship in 1964 and 1966. Finland took part in European Championship qualifying since the 1968 event, but had to wait for its first win until 1978; the results of the team improved somewhat in the 1980s. Finland missed out on qualification for Euro 1980 by just a point and for the 1986 World Cup by two points. Finland was invited to take part in the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow after many Western countries announced they would boycott the games, but failed to progress from its group. By the mid-1990s Finland started to have more players in high-profile European leagues, led by the Ajax superstar Jari Litmanen. In 1996 Danish Euro 1992 winning coach Richard Møller Nielsen was hired to take Finland to the 1998 World Cup; the team enjoyed mixed fortunes in the campaign, high points of which were a draw and a win away to Norway and Switzerland respectively.
Going into the last match, Finland would have needed a win at home to Hungary to earn a place in the play-offs. They led the game 1–0 going into injury time, but scored an own goal, once again the dreams of qualification were over. Møller Nielsen tried to lead Finland to Euro 2000. In this campaign the Finns recorded a sensational win away to Turkey, but couldn't compete with Germany and Turkey in the long run. Antti Muurinen succeeded Møller Nielsen as coach in 2000, he had arguably the most talented group of Finnish players at his disposal, including players such as Antti Niemi, Sami Hyypiä, Teemu Tainio and Mikael Forssell in addition to the legendary Litmanen. The team performed quite well under him in qualification for the 2002 World Cup despite a difficult draw, earning two draws against Germany and a home draw with England as well as beating Greece 5–1 in Helsinki. In the end, however and Germany proved too strong, the Finns finished third in the group, but were the only team in that group not to lose at home.
Hopes were high going into qualification for Euro 2004 after the promising last campaign and friendly wins over the likes of Norway and Portugal. However, Finland started the campaign by losing to Yugoslavia; these losses were followed by two defeats by Italy, a 3–0 home win over Serbia and Montenegro was little consolation, as the Finns finished fourth in the group. In qualification for the 2006 World Cup Finland failed to score a single point in six matches against the top three teams in their group, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Romania. Muurinen was sacked in June 2005, he was replaced by caretaker Jyrki Heliskoski, but results didn't improve. In August 2005, it was announced that Roy Hodgson would become the new Finland coach in 2006, he started in the job in January of that year. Hodgson stepped down as manager after they failed to qualify for Euro 2008, his replacement was a Scotsman, Stuart Baxter, who signed a contract until the end of the 2012 European Championship qualification campaign.
In the Euro 2008 qualifying Finland needed to win their last qualifying game away at Portugal to qualify for their first major football tournament. However, the match ended 0–0 meaning the team missed out on qualification to the tournament, with Finland ending the group stage with 24 points and Portugal with 27 points
Stevan Doronjski was a Yugoslav civil servant from Serbia who served as President of the Presidium of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia, the ruling party of the nation. Doronjski was born in 1919 in the village of Krčedin in the Srem region of Serbia to a peasant family, he studied veterinary medicine at the University of Belgrade and joined the Communist Party in 1939. He fought with the Partisans in World War II and after the war held a number of political posts in the newly-formed Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Doronjski died on 14 August 1981 at the age of 61. Encyclopedia of Yugoslavia. "Југославенски лексикографски завод“, Zagreb 1984
Clauneck is a goetic daemon appearing in the grimoires The Secrets of Solomon, Grimorium Verum and Dictionnaire Infernal. One of the eighteen Servitors of Syrach, Clauneck is well loved by Lucifer, he is summoned because he has the ability to bestow wealth, either by bringing money over a great distance or by assisting in the discovery of hidden treasure. Clauneck is the demon of wealth, known to be obedient to his summoners, but only to those who show him the proper respect; the Grimorium Verum says this about Clauneck, he “has power over, goods and finances”, “can bestow great wealth”, “he is much loved by Lucifer”. Clauneck “much loved by Lucifer” is an agent thereof, so entrusted with accessing astral bank vault. Clauneck is who a myriad of modern-day Hermetic occultists demand or beg money from, while rightly so this is where their understanding of Clauneck's vast dominion begins and ends. In the Grimorium Verum Clauneck is first or “numero uno” in the ordering of the eighteen servitor spirits.
Clauneck's numbering demonstrates his supremacy within the legion's hierarchy, denotes the respect held for him by Lucifer. However more the number one is the first indication of value by which all value is an addition or subtraction of “1” or a sum totals of “1s”, it is through Clauneck that the tradition contained within the Grimorium Verum can go from “0” or un-manifested to “1” meaning manifested, or a no-thing to a some-thing. A brief dissection of Clauneck's sigil helps glean insight into his nature; the sigil of Clauneck is an amalgamation of the brain and heart with a hint of the male phallus. The brain, eye and phallus are four weighing scales by which merit is assessed. 1. The brain with knowledge and experience. 2. The eye deciphering ascetic and contour. 3. The heart through emotional reactions. 4. The phallus by way of sexual charge or interest. Clauneck's sigil illustrates what we interact with; as a spirit of acquisition and wealth, Clauneck is “free market” in the most extreme sense. Just like the “market” Clauneck has no moral objections to crimes against humans, will offer advice on trafficking humans as dispassionately as he would if queried on the selling of cupcakes.
Clauneck cares nothing for the product itself, but instead its worth. As off-putting as this seems it terms of unnerving frankness and uncorrupted honesty, Clauneck is priceless in his unbiased counsel. All initiates of the Goetic tradition must willingly stand on Clauneck's “auction block”. What transpires is a mentally arduous and physically excruciating ritual in which Clauneck evaluates the potential of the subject. A rough but fair rendering is issued and the seeker is left to consider his or her options; those desiring strength will heed the verdict and commit themselves to the labors handed down to remedy the discovered shortcomings. Those who ignore Clauneck's ruling find themselves bought and sold; the mystic or magician would invoke Clauneck to make a full assessment of their own strengths and weaknesses. There is no other Goetic spirit who can tell you with such exactitude what you ought to either ditch or apply ample spit and polish in order to better sell yourself to potential employers, friends or lovers than Clauneck.
Clauneck is conjured with regularity to promote health and wellbeing. Clauneck falls under the planet Mercury with Virgo as his zodiac sign. Clauneck is a day demon, there is no seal of Clauneck because Clauneck is not one of the 72 demons summoned by King Solomon. Clauneck works under Duke Syrach