Rosenborg striker Riku Riski rescued Finland from an embarrassing situation against the Faroe Islands.
Finland trailed to a Christian Holst goal and were in danger of becoming the Faroes' first major scalp since June 2011.
But Riski scored a brace to spin the tie around and then Roman Eremenko added a late third for good measure in a 3-1 win.
It was the least Finland deserved after a dominant display, but they will not be the neutrals' favourite after ruining the romance of a possible Faroes' win.
Saido Berahino paid tribute to his father on a night in which his brace helped England Under-21s to a comprehensive 3-0 win against Finland.
The 20-year-old's father was one of the estimated 300,000 killed in the civil war that plagued Burundi, leading to him leave the capital of Bujumbura for Birmingham a decade ago.
Berahino has since become an important member of the England youth setup and this evening netted a brace for Gareth Southgate's side as they won their...
El Tri coach Miguel "El Piojo" Herrera added 37-year-old midfielder Antonio Naelson "Sinha" to the squad headed to San Diego for a tuneup match vs. Finland Oct. 30.
Sinha, who plays with Toluca and recently announced his plans to retire at the end of this Mexican League season, last saw action with El Tri for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup and was implicated in the team's "contaminated...