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HB head for Champions League

Published: Thursday 16 September 2004, 12.19CET
HB Tórshavn have been crowned as Faroese champions for the third season in succession.
Published: Thursday 16 September 2004, 12.19CET

HB head for Champions League

HB Tórshavn have been crowned as Faroese champions for the third season in succession.

HB Tórshavn have been crowned as Faroese champions for the third season in succession.

Centenary celebrations
The club celebrated their centenary, having been formed on 17 October 1904, by taking the title on Sunday with a 1-0 win against local rivals B36 Tórshavn. Having won the Faroese Cup in July, the victory completed a double with three games of the season to go, and gave the club their 18th Faroese title.

First qualifiers
In taking the title, HB became the first side to claim a place in the UEFA Champions League for the 2005/06 season. They enjoyed a more successful season in Europe than usual this year, securing a 3-0 win at home against FC WIT Tbilisi but bowing out of the tournament due to a 5-0 defeat in the away leg.

European ambitions
"We felt a bit unlucky to lose 5-0 in the first leg in Georgia, but in the second leg we proved our abilities," said club chairman Birgir Enghamar. "Progressing to the second preliminary round was the target for this season, but we missed out on it, but it will again be the target for next season."

Looking forward
The club have already given coach Heine Fernandez a contract to lead the club again next season although they are resigned to losing top scorer Rógvi Jacobsen, who has signed a contract with Iceland's KR Reykjavík. "The team will look very much the same for next season," said Enghamar.

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