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.
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.
𝐉𝐨𝐮𝐤𝐤𝐮𝐞𝐞𝐧𝐣𝐮𝐥𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐬 – 𝐒𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭! | 🇫🇮🆚🇺🇦 – 🇰🇿🆚🇫🇮 | Matka kohti MM-lopputurnausta jatkuu lokakuussa! 🦉
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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, they’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.
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.
It’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.