Andorra hold Faroese to end wait of over 11 years

Andorra's run of 58 competitive defeats is over after they held the Faroe Islands to a goalless draw in Group B, the minnows' first qualifying point since September 2005.

Andorra's 11-and-a-half-year wait for a point in major tournament qualifying is over after they held the Faroe Islands to a goalless draw.

The home side looked to have the measure of the visitors throughout in Andorra la Vella, and after the Faroese had Jóan Edmundsson sent off 16 minutes from time hopes were raised of a famous win. Hallur Hansson could have snatched it late on at the other end with a fine headed opportunity but Andorra survived.

The result ends a run of 58 competitive defeats, dating back to a goalless draw with Finland on 3 September 2005. Since then Andorra have scored 11 times in qualifying for the FIFA World Cup and EURO, conceding 192.

There have been recent signs of progress for Koldo Alvarez's side, though, and they have already restricted Latvia and Switzerland to one-goal wins in Group B. Last month Andorra beat San Marino 2-0 in a friendly, their first victory of any description since 2004.

The next target? Ending a sequence of 66 qualifiers without a win.

Andorra's competitive record
P100 W1 D3 L96 F25 A310