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The World Cup is coming up in 2022 and will bring a major, unprecedented change. The tournament will take place in November/December, as Qatar has been chosen as the venue and the region's summer temperatures make sporting activity rather unhealthy. The entire season of the major European leagues will have to be interrupted at this time to allow the World Cup to go through in full. This poses a variety of organizational problems for the organizing FIFA.

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Finlands Glen Kamara, Robin Lod, Nikolai Alho, Richard Jensen ja Sauli Väisänen thanking supporters after a lost game at the football Nation's League match Bosnia-Hertsegovina vs Finland in Zenic 14. June 2022. LEHTIKUVA

Oh the Nation's League, to some, is a mere friendly tournament that holds little relevance let-alone importance. However, to others, a competition designed for smaller nations to flourish, and climb up the leagues. While some may add Finland to that bracket, Suomi has recently risen up the ranks, all the way up to 57th in the FIFA World Ranking. However, despite their relatively poor performances in the Nation's League group 3 League B so far, the full story was not told solely by the scoreline in each game.

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Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on April 9, 2022. (Photo by Anthony Devlin / AFP)

Merseyside Police is investigating an incident where Cristiano Ronaldo apparently slapped a mobile phone out of a fan's hand as the Portuguese left the field after Manchester United's loss at Everton. Footage taken by @EvertonHub, shows Ronaldo knocking the device to the floor after Everton's 1-0 victory over the Red Devils at Goodison Park.

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Finland's players celebrate during the men's gold medal match of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games ice hockey competition between Finland and Russia's Olympic Committee, at the National Indoor Stadium in Beijing on February 20, 2022. LEHTIKUVA / AFP

The Beijing Olympics have come to an end with the fourth gold medal for the Finland hockey team. While the Finns are celebrating this historic victory let’s use the momentum to look forward to the next enormous sporting event in hockey on the men’s side, the World Cup. Spring is fast approaching and soon there are exciting times ahead for sports lovers.

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Ice Hockey Liiga match between Tappara and Ilves at the new Nokia Arena in Tampere on 3rd of December 2021.

Liiga or SM-liiga as it was called before 2013, is the top professional ice hockey league in Finland. It is one of the six founding leagues of the UEFA Champions League and is currently allocated the maximum number of five seats, based on the success of previous editions.

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A multi-purpose arena topped by the City's tallest residential towers has been built above the railway tracks in the heart of Tampere. The Deck and Arena project, connecting two neighboring districts, aims to become a 24-hour living room for the Tampere inhabitants. In addition to the residential elements, the complex houses various spaces for private and public use.

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Essential for both our mental and physical health, exercise has now been revealed as a key factor to fight against many diseases such as diabetes and obesity, both of which could make us more vulnerable to infectious diseases such as the ongoing Covid-19. 

An American study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggested the lack of physical activity could more than double the risk of dying from Covid-19.

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With the Tokyo Olympics finally coming to an end many are watching the reruns and clips of the various events that took place and how the extra year of training and practice paid off for the athletes. Of course, there have been other things hitting the headlines such as Tom Daley’s love of knitting as a poolside hobby, but most people were concentrating on who’s doing well this year.

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aniel O'Shaughnessy (L), Jukka Raitala, Teemu Pukki, Robin Lod, Joel Pohjanpalo and Jere Uronen of Finland celebrate a goal which was later disallowed due to offside during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Finland and Russia at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on June 16, 2021.

Cheers, happy screams, and jubilations often characterize a football game. And while many countries have united in victory, the Huuhkajat have bitten their nails and shed tears of sorrow more times than they can count. This team has never reached the FIFA world cup and has never ranked high. In 2017, the national team had its lowest rating yet, sitting at a disgraceful 110th position.

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Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Stade Brestois and Paris Saint-Germain at Francis-Le Ble Stadium in Brest. LEHTIKUVA / AFP

Euro cup brings back a lot of memories for fans and provides a roller coaster full of entertainment. The first aspect of life that Euro 2020 brought into fans' lives was the social gathering. The pandemic and its effect have never been easier for people to bear. Amidst such circumstances, the Euro cup has provided the chance to gather and enjoy an experience that has never been before.

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