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Northern Ireland seek Faroese fillip

Published: Thursday 28 July 2011, 16.36CET
The Faroe Islands once drew in Northern Ireland, and now they aim to go one better when they are rematched in Group C.
Northern Ireland seek Faroese fillip
The Faroe Islands will return to Windsor Park in Group C ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

Northern IrelandFaroe Islands

Goals scored9
 
6
Total attempts87
 
71
Attempts on target39
 
29
Attempts off target35
 
34
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork1
 
0
Corners44
 
23
Offsides31
 
12
Yellow cards17
 
19
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed113
 
137
Fouls suffered95
 
72
 
Published: Thursday 28 July 2011, 16.36CET

Northern Ireland seek Faroese fillip

The Faroe Islands once drew in Northern Ireland, and now they aim to go one better when they are rematched in Group C.

The Faroe Islands welcome Northern Ireland for the first time in their history as they look to fashion another shock result against their UEFA EURO 2012 Group C rivals, having once earned a draw in Belfast.

Match background
• The Faroe Islands' record in two games against Northern Ireland reads W0 D1 L1 (W0 D0 L1 as the home side).

• The nations first met in a EURO '92 qualifier at Windsor Park, Belfast, on 1 May 1991. Colin Clarke put the home side ahead, but Kári Reynheim responded after the break as his side went on to draw 1-1.

• The return fixture was played in Landskrona, Sweden, since the Faroe Islands did not have any grass surfaces suitable for international football at the time. Clarke scored a hat-trick, with Kevin Wilson and Alan McDonald also on the scoresheet in a 5-0 win for Northern Ireland.

Last updated: 29/07/11 17.18CET

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