|C||Sweden||Republic of Ireland|
|G||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Greece|
|C||Republic of Ireland||Austria|
Austria recorded an emphatic victory against the Faroe Islands to move up to third place in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group C, a point behind Sweden in second.
It was a win that never looked in doubt from the moment Philipp Hosiner opened the scoring after eight minutes. Two more goals followed inside the first half-hour, and the Austrians scored three in five minutes late in the second half to seal a comprehensive triumph.
After passing up a golden opportunity early on, Hosiner could have already had a goal to his name before he connected with a Christian Fuchs cross to get things started in Vienna. Once he had found his scoring touch, however, there was no denying the the Austrian Bundesliga's leading marksman a second goal, finishing coolly after pouncing on a defensive error.
Despite being 2-0 up after 20 minutes, Marcel Koller's team stayed hungry and their constant pressure meant a third goal never seemed far away. It came on 27 minutes, Andreas Ivanschitz leaving Gunnar Nielsen no chance from with a swerving effort from distance.
Austria overwhelmed their opponents after the restart, the crossbar twice denying David Alaba and Hosiner coming close to a hat-trick before the floodgates opened. Zlatko Junuzović struck with 13 minutes left and Alaba finally got his much-deserved goal a minute later, before György Garics fired in from the edge of the box in a frenetic five-minute spell to make it six.
On Tuesday, Austria travel to Dublin to play the Republic of Ireland, who are also the Faroes' next opponent on 7 June.
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|12||Heinz Lindner (GK)||1||Gunnar Nielsen (GK)|
|2||Jónas Tór Næs|
|3||Aleksandar Dragovic||3||Pól Jóhannus Justinussen|
|4||Emanuel Pogatetz||4||Odmar Faerø|
|5||Christian Fuchs (C)|
|7||Marko Arnautovic||7||Fródi Benjaminsen (C)|
|1||Ramazan Özcan (GK)||26||Teitur Gestson (GK)|
|23||Lukas Königshofer (GK)||16||Kristian Joensen (GK)|
|12||Pætur Dam Jacobsen|
|11||Martin Harnik||13||Atli Gregersen|
|14||Hans Pauli Samuelsen|
|14||Julian Baumgartlinger||15||Viljormur Davidsen|
|15||Sebastian Prödl||17||Arnbjørn Hansen|
|16||Jakob Jantscher||18||Daniel Udsen|
|Marcel Koller (SUI)||Lars Olsen (DEN)|
|Oleksandr Derdo (UKR)|
|Oleksandr Korniyko (UKR), Volodymyr Volodin (UKR)|
|Anatolii Zhabchenko (UKR)|