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Faroe Islands
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Faroe Islands
Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Brian Kerr
Captain Jákup Mikkelsen
Most caps Óli Johannesen (83)
Top scorer Rogvi Jacobsen (10)
Home stadium Tórsvøllur and Svangaskarð
FIFA code FRO
FIFA ranking 117
Highest FIFA ranking 104 (July 1999)
Lowest FIFA ranking 198 (September 2008)
Elo ranking 165
Highest Elo ranking 143 (July 1991)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Pre-1988:
Shetland Shetland 5 - 1 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
(Lerwick, Shetland; June 9, 1930)
Post-1988:
Iceland Iceland 1 - 0 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
(Akranes, Iceland; August 24, 1988)
Biggest win
Unofficial:
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 6 - 0 Greenland Greenland
(Sauðárkrókur, Iceland; 2 July 1980)
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 7 - 1 Åland Islands Åland Islands
(Tórshavn, Faroe Islands; July 12, 1989)
Official:
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 3 - 0 San Marino San Marino
(Toftir, Faroe Islands; May 25, 1995)
Biggest defeat
Pre-1988:
Iceland Iceland 9 - 0 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
(Keflavík Football Club, Iceland; July 10, 1985)
Post-1988:
Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 7 - 0 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
(Belgrade, Yugoslavia; May 16, 1991)
Romania Romania 7 - 0 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
(Bucharest, Romania; May 6, 1992)
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 0 - 7 Norway Norway
(Toftir, Faroe Islands; August 11, 1993)
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 1 - 8 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
(Toftir, Faroe Islands; October 6, 1996)

The Faroe Islands national football team is the national football team of Faroe Islands and is controlled by the Faroe Islands Football Association. It is considered one of the weakest members of UEFA and has never advanced to the finals of any major international competition, although it has made credible progress in the last few years.

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History

The Faroe Islands gained membership of FIFA and UEFA in 1988.

Although the national team has been in existence since 1930, neither FIFA nor the Faroese FA considers matches before 1988 as official. Faroe Islands pulled one of the biggest upsets in footballing history when they beat Austria 1-0 in their first ever competitive international on 12 September 1990. The game, a Euro 92 qualifier, was played in Landskrona, Sweden because there were no grass fields on the Islands. (Their only other point of the campaign was from a draw against Northern Ireland.) During both the Euro 2000 qualifiers and Euro 2004 qualifiers, they also held Scotland to a draw at home (they also drew with Lithuania and Bosnia in 2000, while the draw against the Scots was their only point of the 2004 campaign). The nation's only other wins in European Championship qualifying are in the 1996 tournament, against San Marino.

The team has participated in FIFA World Cup qualifying since 1992. They finished the qualification rounds for the 1994 finals without scoring any points and having 1-38 goal difference from 10 matches. In qualification for the 1998 finals, they improved their record with two victories against Malta, beating them 2-1 in both matches. Their most successful World Cup qualifying so far was the 2002 finals, where they held Slovenia to a 2-2 draw at home and beat Luxembourg twice, 2-0 on road and 1-0 at home. The 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying was, however, not a success for the team and they only earned a single point from a 2-2 away draw against Cyprus.

On 2 June, 2007, in a Euro 2008 qualifier against Italy, the Faroes surprisingly took the sluggish world champions to the limit after netting a 77th-minute goal in a 2-1 loss. Overall, their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign was disastrous, as they conceded 43 goals and scored only four (all of which were scored by the same player, Rógvi Jacobsen, and half of which were against Italy) en route to losing all twelve matches.

During the summer of 2008 the Faroese side played two friendlies. First they lost 4-3 to Estonia on 1 June 2008, and this match has been credited at the only official international in which the Faroese side scored 3 goals and lost. Later they lost 5-0 to Portugal.

The Faroe Islands began the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying round with a 2-0 defeat to Serbia. However, in the match against Romania a few days later, the Faroes' defence held out for almost an hour, but the match ended with a 1-0 defeat. Their next match, against Austria on 11 October 2008, ended 1-1, giving the Faroe Islands their first qualifying point for four years.

After announcing the squad to the matches against Austria and Lithuania, coach Jógvan Martin Olsen announced that he was to step down after three years in charge.

On March 22, 2009 the Faroe Islands played Iceland in a Friendly match and beat them 2-1, it was the first time they had ever won against Iceland.

On April 5, 2009 former Republic of Ireland manager Brian Kerr was appointed new manager of the team.[1] On September 9, 2009, Faroe Islands recorded their first competitive win since the 2002 World Cup qualification stage after beating Lithuania 2-1.[2]

Achievements

1989, 1991

World Cup record

European Championship record

Coaches

Team captains

Most capped players

1. Óli Johannesen (83)
2. Jens Martin Knudsen (65)
3. Julian Johnsson (62)
4. John Petersen (57)
5. Allan Mørkøre (54)
6. Øssur Hansen (51)

Top goalscorers

1. Rógvi Jacobsen (10)
2. Todi Jónsson (9)
3. John Petersen (8)
3. Uni Arge (8)

Current Squad

The squad named for the World Cup 2010 qualifying games against France on October 10, 2009 and against Romania on October 14, 2009.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
16 GK Meinhard Joensen November 37, 1979 (1979-11-37) (age 30) 0 0 Faroe Islands NSÍ Runavík
1 GK Jákup Mikkelsen August 14, 1970 (1970-08-14) (age 39) 57 0 Faroe Islands KÍ Klaksvík
2 DF Jann Ingi Petersen December 27, 1986 (1986-12-27) (age 23) 11 0 Faroe Islands NSÍ
3 DF Johan Troest Davidsen January 31, 1988 (1988-01-31) (age 22) 5 0 Faroe Islands NSÍ
13 DF Bartal Eliasen August 23, 1976 (1976-08-23) (age 33) 4 0 Faroe Islands ÍF Fuglafjørður
5 DF Egil á Bø April 2, 1974 (1974-04-02) (age 35) 1 0 Faroe Islands EB/Streymur
4 DF Atli Gregersen June 15, 1982 (1982-06-15) (age 27) 1 0 Faroe Islands Víkingur
7 DF Fróði Benjaminsen December 14, 1977 (1977-12-14) (age 32) 0 0 Faroe Islands HB Tórshavn
15 DF Jónas Tór Næs December 27, 1986 (1986-12-27) (age 23) 1 0 Denmark Hvidovre IF
11 MF Bogi Løkin October 22, 1988 (1988-10-22) (age 21) 6 1 Faroe Islands NSÍ Runavík
9 MF Súni Olsen March 7, 1981 (1981-03-07) (age 29) 32 4 Faroe Islands Víkingur
8 MF Atli Danielsen August 15, 1983 (1983-08-15) (age 26) 30 0 Faroe Islands
6 FW Rogvi Jacobsen March 5, 1979 (1979-03-05) (age 31) 52 10 Faroe Islands ÍF Fuglafjørður
12 FW Arnbjørn Hansen February 27, 1986 (1986-02-27) (age 24) 6 1 Faroe Islands EB/Streymur
14 FW Andreas Olsen October 9, 1987 (1987-10-09) (age 22) 1 1 Faroe Islands Vikingur
10 FW Christian Høgni Jacobsen May 12, 1980 (1980-05-12) (age 29) 46 2 Faroe Islands NSÍ
17 FW Christian Holst December 25, 1981 (1981-12-25) (age 28) 14 2 Denmark Silkeborg IF

Future Matches

Competition Date Opponents H / A Result* Scorers Referee Attendance
Friendly match 21 March 2010 Iceland Iceland A - Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group C 11 August 2010 Estonia Estonia A Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group C 3 September 2010 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands H Serbia Serbia
UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group C 7 September 2010 Italy Italy A Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group C 8 October 2010 Slovenia Slovenia A Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group C 12 October 2010 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands H Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group C 3 June 2011 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands H Slovenia Slovenia
UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group C 7 June 2011 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands H Estonia Estonia
UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group C 10 August 2011 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland A Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group C 2 September 2011 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands H Italy Italy
UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group C 6 September 2011 Serbia Serbia A Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Serbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Northern Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Slovenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Estonia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Faroe Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Estonia Faroe Islands Italy Northern Ireland Serbia Slovenia
Estonia 
Faroe Islands 
Italy 
Northern Ireland 
Serbia 
Slovenia 

External links

References

  1. ^ "Kerr takes on Faroe Islands post". BBC Sport. 2009-04-06. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/internationals/7985564.stm. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  2. ^ "Eight years of hurt ends". ESPN. 2009-09-09. http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=236532&cc=5739. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
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Simple English

Faroe Islands
Association Faroe Islands Football Association
Confederation UEFA
Most caps Óli Johannesen (83)
Top scorer Rógvi Jacobsen (10)
World Cup
Appearances 0

Faroe Islands national football team is the national football team of Faroe Islands.

Most appearances

PosPlayerAppsGoalsCareer
1Óli Johannesen83
2Jens Martin Knudsen65
3Julian Johnsson62
4John Petersen578
5Allan Mørkøre54
6Øssur Hansen51

Top scorers

PosPlayerGoalsAppsCareer
1Rógvi Jacobsen10
2Todi Jónsson9
3John Petersen857
3Uni Arge8


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