Rangers star Glen Kamara has received an international call-up for two crucial matches as he aims to help Finland qualify for a World Cup for the first time ever.

Over the past few seasons, Kamara has established himself as a key man for both club and country.

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Kamara is an important player for both Steven Gerrard and Markku Kanerva. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He played a big role in 55 and helped Finland qualify for their maiden major tournament before starring in the delayed Euro 2020 during the summer.

The 25-year-old was recently rewarded for his impressive form with an Ibrox contract extension and now heโ€™s been selected by his national team boss Markku Kanerva.


Huuhkajat are set to face Ukraine at home on 9 October before travelling to Astana to take on Kazakhstan three days later.

Those are two winnable matches for the Finns despite the fact that they are ranked almost 30 places behind Ukraine in the FIFA World Rankings, and if they could take six points, theyโ€™d be in a strong position in Group D.

However, if they fail to perform in either of the matches, it could effectively end their qualification hopes.


The Rangers star has received an international call-up for two crucial matches. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Finland are currently in third place, seven points behind reigning world champions France with two games in hand and level on points with second-placed Ukraine with one game in hand.

Itโ€™s highly unlikely that Kamara and co. will be able to secure top spot ahead of France but finishing second would represent an impressive campaign and would give them a chance of reaching Qatar 2022 via the playoffs.

Three other Rangers stars were called up for World Cup qualifiers earlier this week by two separate nations.

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