MOSCOW, October 16 (UPI) — Finland’s women’s national soccer team and Belarusian women’s soccer team will square off on Oct. 23 in the first women’s final in the tournament’s history.
The Belarusian squad won bronze in the 2017 Women’s Euro Championship, beating Sweden 3-1 in the final.
The Finnish women, coached by head coach Juha Raski, had lost the previous four meetings in the Womens World Cup tournament with the Swedish side and Belarus.
Finland will play Belarusian team in its first final since 1998, when it lost 2-1 to Germany in the semifinals.
The Finns will play for a record-breaking $8 million prize money, while the Belarusian will face the host nation of the tournament, Germany.
The tournament will kick off in Helsinki, Finland, on Oct 30.