Kazakhstan (0-3-3) has already been eliminated from UEFA World Cup qualifying in Group D, but Finland (1-2-2) still could make a push for the playoffs with a win Tuesday against Kazakhstan.
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Finland lost to group leader France last month for its first loss of the qualifiers after starting off 1-0-2 in the group.
The struggle to score has really held back the Finnish team in its matches. Finland has five total goals in five matches with a minus-two goal differential. Teemu Pukki has four goals in the qualifying round, leading the team.
In its three-match undefeated run to start the group stage, Finland scored four goals with a plus-1 goal differential. Since then, the team has been outscored 4–1 in losses to France and Ukraine.
Finland is coming off those two straight losses with three matches to go on its group stage schedule. The team needs at least two wins and a tie in its remaining schedule of Kazakhstan today, Bosnia and Herzegovina on Nov. 13 and finally a rematch with France on Nov. 16.
That will be a tall order, but Finland will look to start a strong run Tuesday against Kazakhstan.