STOCKHOLM - Jari Litmanen, Finland's most
capped player, has been left out the national squad for the Euro
2012 Group E qualifiers against San Marino and Sweden.
The 40-year-old former Barcelona, Ajax Amsterdam and
Liverpool attacker was not among 19 players selected by Mixu
Paatalainen, but a statement on the Finnish FA's website said the coach did not rule out his
participation in future matches.
Capped 137 times by his country, Litmanen became the oldest
player to score for Finland when he fired home a penalty in an
8-0 drubbing of San Marino in the Finns' only victory in the
Euro 2012 qualifiers to date.
Finland lie fifth in the six-team group with three points
from four games.
World Cup runners-up the Netherlands lead on 18 points from
six games, with Sweden in second place on nine points from four
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