The UEFA Group D play has not been the best overall in the qualifiers to date, with Kazakhstan (0-3-3) already eliminated but Finland (1-2-2) still in striking distance of the second-round playoffs. They will need to win and potentially also win their final two matches as well to boost their goal differential and pass both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ukraine in the standings.
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Finland lost to group leader France last month for their first loss of the qualifiers after starting off 1-2-0 in the group and in the hunt.
For Finland, the struggle to score has really held them back in their matches. They have five total goals in five matches with a minus-2 goal differential. In fact, in their 1-2-0 start to the qualifiers, Finland scored four total goals with a plus-1 goal differential. Since then they have been outscored 1-4 dropping both matches to France and Ukraine.