Clash of FUBA masters

Both of the top two players of the ranking are coming to Milan to take part for the 6th FUBA World Cup. Do these guys, Jari Kemppainen and Janne Niinivaara, meet in the final match? It would sure offer a very interested game, because they have totally different playing styles. Previously Jari and Janne have played only once against each others. That match was played in 4th FUBA World Cup and at least Janne can remember still that game very well. His aggressive playing style caused three red cards, but he still managed to get a draw!

Jari Kemppainen

Jari is a real FUBA veteran. He has taken part for each FUBA World Cup and has been playing the game since from the very first version. He has won the World Cup once, played in the final twice and once got thrid place. His playing style can be described as carefully and minimizing risks. Attacks are built slowly and carefully. In the last tournaments Jari has used mostly 4-4-2 formation. The player/team skills he usually uses are supporting this type of playing style, for example goal keeper skills, defence skills and high condition to increase the movement ability of the team.

Janne Niinivaara

Janne has joined FUBA tournaments much later than Jari and has far less ranking games than Jari. But even with less number of games he has managed to reach the second place in the ranking, because only once he has lost a ranking game (before a shoot-out). Janne’s playing style is totally different than Jari’s style. Janne has nearly always chosen 4-2-4 formation. Very aggressive playing style and spending condition points in early stage of the game are Janne’s trademarks. His team is probably most tired team after the match. With this playing style it is not a big surprise Janne has chosen very often the “wide player material” skill to get higher quality substitution players to replace tired players during a match.