Katriina Talaslahti was call-up National Team of Finland to play WWC qualifications games
The FC Fleury 91’s goalkeeper Katriina Talaslahti was call-up for the first time to National Team of Finland. Earlier last year in 2021, Talaslahti participated in the Helmari’s training camp in Spain, where Finland faced the training matches against Poland and Russian. The matches were preparations for the Women’s World Cup qualifiers that began in September.
Talaslahti has been playing in Europe’s top clubs for a long periord time – nearly 10 years. Talaslahti’s international career continued from FC Bayern Munich to France in 2019. In France her first club was Olympique Lyonnais, which won the Women’s Champions League five times between 2016-2020. In Lyon, Talaslahti played two seasons in the French Women’s “D1 Arkema” 1st League. Since August 2021, she has been playing for FC Fleury 91 in France.
This season has started very strongly for Talaslahti. He has played 11 matches in the French League 1 and three matches in the French Cup, missing only a few matches due to a minor injury . The most recent match was played against PSG on March 27. During the first half of the match FC Fleury 91 showed an extremely strong performance as a team. Overall, Talaslahti has played 14 matches so far, and has had a total of 6 clean sheets this season.
Today, the 21-year-old Talaslahti is playing as the number one goalkeeper for FC Fleury 91 Feminines, in Fleury near Paris. Currently, the team is in the fourth place in the French professional league “D1 Arkema“.
“I am extremely happy to be able to represent Finland,” said Talaslahti following the official announcement of the news on Wednesday 30th March 2022.
“Representing Finland is a huge honor for me, and I can’t wait to wear that jersey in a few days and do my very best with the team of Helmarit!”
You can read more about the news from Media:
- FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF FINLAND (FAF), Suomen Palloliitto
- SuomiFutis.com – News on 30.3.2022
- YLE Urheilu Helmarit 30.3.2022
- HBL Sweden 30.3.2022