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Serbia aim to keep Faroes under thumb

Published: Sunday 31 July 2011, 17.41CET
Serbia will hope that their 3-0 win in Torshavn in September last year augurs well when the Faroe Islands, buoyed by beating Estonia 2-0 in June, come to Belgrade.
Serbia aim to keep Faroes under thumb
Brian Kerr's Faroe Islands team are looking to build on their 2-0 win against Estonia in June ©Sportsfile

Tournament statistics

SerbiaFaroe Islands

Goals scored13
 
6
Total attempts132
 
71
Attempts on target63
 
29
Attempts off target50
 
34
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork2
 
0
Corners58
 
23
Offsides17
 
12
Yellow cards25
 
19
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed121
 
137
Fouls suffered135
 
72
 
Published: Sunday 31 July 2011, 17.41CET

Serbia aim to keep Faroes under thumb

Serbia will hope that their 3-0 win in Torshavn in September last year augurs well when the Faroe Islands, buoyed by beating Estonia 2-0 in June, come to Belgrade.

Serbia will hope their 3-0 win in the sides' earlier UEFA EURO 2012 Group C meeting in Torshavn augurs well when the Faroe Islands visit the FK Partizan Stadium.

• Danko Lazović and captain Dejan Stanković scored inside the first 18 minutes for Radomir Antić's team in the countries' opening qualifier on 3 September last year, although it took a Nikola Žigić strike in added time to add further gloss to the scoreline. Vladimir Petrović has since replaced Antić as Serbia coach.

• Serbia's record in three games against the Faroe Islands reads W3 D0 L0 (W1 D0 L0 at home).

• The Faroes also contested six matches against Yugoslavia that left them with equally stark statistics: W0 D0 L6 (W0 D0 L3 away).

• In their nine meetings with Serbia and Yugoslavia, the Faroe Islands have scored just twice, while conceding 35 times.

• The Faroe Islands' best 45 minutes of football against Yugoslavia came in a 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Belgrade. John Petersen scored eight minutes into the second half and he and his colleagues managed to prevent their opponents from scoring for the remainder of the contest. Unfortunately, they were already 3-0 down at the time.

• That remains the only time the Faroes have survived a whole half without conceding against either Serbia or Yugoslavia.

Last updated: 02/08/11 14.45CET

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