Rangers star Glen Kamara missed out on Nations League promotion as Finland were beaten 3-1 by Wales in Cardiff on Wednesday night.

Having secured an impressive 12 points from their opening five matches, the Finns came into the contest knowing that victory would be enough to see them rise to the top tier of competition.


Rangers star Glen Kamara and Finland have impressed in the Nations League. (Photo by JUSSI NUKARI/LEHTIKUVA/AFP via Getty Images)

However, when Jere Uronen was sent off for a rash challenge on Harry Wilson in just the 12th minute, an already difficult task became near impossible.

The visitors were forced to change their game plan and Gers midfielder Kamara was starved of the possession he’s so often thrived on in international football.


Wales opened the scoring through Wilson just prior to the half-hour mark before doubling their advantage courtesy of a 20-yard strike from Daniel James in the first throes of the second half.

Teemu Pukki grabbed one back for Finland in the 63rd minute, but his was one of only two efforts they managed to get on target in the contest and Kieffer Moore made the points safe for the hosts six minutes from time.

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Kamara in action against Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

It was an energy-sapping outing for Kamara – who played 203 minutes across three international matches in the space of a week – and a disappointing end to his side’s campaign.

Second place is still a strong effort in a group containing the Republic of Ireland and Bulgaria, though, and his focus must now turn back to club duties, with Rangers facing Aberdeen at Ibrox on Sunday.

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