A True David vs Goliath Tale

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Faroe Islands defeats Greece again for the second time! The Faroe Islands (population 49.000) repeated their November victory in Greece (population 11.000.000) where they surprisingly defeated the 2004 European champions again. Hallur Hansson scored for the Faroe Islands in 32 minute and Brandur Olsen in the second half (69 minute), and in the last minutes of the match, Greece scored their only goal (Sokratis Papastathopoulos 84).

Sokratis Papastathopoulos scored Greece’s consolation goal heading the ball home after a corner kick by Ninis. But with this goal coming just six minutes from the end, it was too little, too late for Greece and its 50 brave fans who made the long trip to the small islands in North Atlantic Ocean.

The Faroe Islands are now up to fourth in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group F, only five points off third place. It is only the fourth time they have beaten a team twice in a qualifying group after San Marino in EURO ’96, Malta in 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and Luxembourg in 2002 World Cup qualifiers.

This is the greatest Faroese victory since the legendary football match where the Faroe Islands beat the odds despite everything against them by winning over Austria 1-0.


Faroe Islands: Gunnar Nielsen, Johan Troest Davidsen, Pol Jóhannus Justinussen, Atli Gregersen, Joan Simun Edmundsson, Hallur Hansson, Christian Holst, Andreas Olsen, Viljormur Davidsen, Frooi Benjaminsen Klæmint Olsen.

Greece: Orestis Karnezis, Vasilis Torosidis, Loukas Vyntra, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Vangelis Alexandros Tziolis, Sotiris Ninis, Moras, Kostas Katsouranis, Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, Kostas Mitroglou, Nikos Karelis.

See the highlights with all the goals below!



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