Condition of shirt - Very Good
Size - XL
Condition details - Bright colours, crest is stitched, minor wear to Adidas logo, a few tiny bobbles, some small light marks to reverse caused during use, print is great
Made by - Adidas
Player - Experienced midfielder Kai Haaskivi #6
Player issue features - Correct player size Adidas print professionally heat pressed, made from 50% puuvilla and 50% polyester, made in Finland under licence, design not commercially available, swapped with a England player and comes from their own personal collection - a signed letter verifying this will be provided
Notes - Extremely rare player shirt believed to have been worn by Haaskivi during the 1986 World Cup Group 3 qualifying match against England played at Wembley Stadium on 17th October 1984. This was the sides second match of the group, having beaten Northern Ireland 1-0 at home. Huuhkajat were quickly brought back down to reality with England inflicting a 5-0 defeat after goals from Woodcock, Robson, Sansom and a double from Hateley. Haaskivi started the match but was brought off at half-time, with the score 2-0, in the hope that fresh legs might revive Finland and help them turn the match around. This transpired to be the midfielders last ever match for Finland, after having played 12 times and scoring 3 goals since making his debut in 1977. The side failed to qualify for Mexico '86 after they finished 4th in the group, missing out on the runners-up spot by 2 points.