2015 Euro U21 qualifier: Wales hopes end in Finland draw

Geraint Williams

Geraint Williams' Wales Under-21 drew 2-2 in Finland, ending their chances of qualifying for the Euro 2015 finals.

Wales had to win to have any chance of progressing as a runner-up, but remain fourth in Group One with one game left.

Robin Lod put Finland ahead in the 19th minute before Bristol City's Wes Burns equalised midway through the second half.

Lee Evans' free-kick gave Wales the lead four minutes later, but Tim Väyrynen levelled in the 87th minute.

Remaining Group One matches
9 September: Moldova v England, Lithuania v Wales.
The top teams in each of the 10 qualifying groups as well as the four runners-up with the best records will advance to the play-off phase.
Seven two-legged play-offs will be held with the winners of each tie joining hosts Czech Republic in the 2015 Under-21 European Championship.

The result means Williams' team have 11 points from nine games, 14 points behind leaders England who have beaten Wales twice this year.

Moldova are second with 16 points, while Finland sit third with 13 points.

Wales' final game of the campaign is away to Lithuania on 9 September.

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