|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
Final – Italy 7 Finland 17
Italy 7 Finland 17 The game was Nationally televised but only 2000 people turned up to watch with Finland winning despite gaining only 139 yards to Italy’s 280. Two touchdowns in the second quarter decided the game – Sihvonen running in from a yard out and Suokas recovering a fumble in Italy’s endzone. Lappailainen added a 40 yard Field Goal in the final quarter before Italy scored a late consolation TD from Cinelli who went in from a yard out moments before full time.
|FIN||Sihvonen 1 yd Run (PAT good)||7-0|
|FIN||Suokas Fumble Rec in endzone (PAT good)||14-0|
|FIN||Lappailainen 40 yd FG||17-0|
|ITA||Cinelli 1 yd Run (PAT good)||17-7|
Finland, runners-up to Great Britain in the 1991 European Football League European Championships (American Football) won the 1993 edition in their absence with a 17-7 victory in the Final against hosts Italy in Telgate, 20 miles north of Milan. Finland had defeated Germany in the Semi-Finals and Italy won 9-0 in their match with Sweden to reach the Final. The Germans took third.
 Anon. (1993) “Finns lift our Euro Crown” First Down. August 14, 1993. Pg. 20
Thanks to Cillian Smith
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