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UEFA EURO: Faroe Islands - Sweden Match press kits

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Faroe IslandsFaroe IslandsTórsvøllur - TorshavnThursday 5 September 2019
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Group F - Matchday 5
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/06/2013QR (GS)Sweden - Faroe Islands2-0
SolnaIbrahimović 35, 82 (P)
12/10/2012QR (GS)Faroe Islands - Sweden1-2
TorshavnBaldvinsson 57; Kačaniklić 65, Ibrahimović 75
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
Faroe Islands------------------
Faroe Islands10011001----200214
Faroe Islands------------101000
Faroe Islands10011001----301214

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

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Squad list Only this chapter

Faroe Islands - Squad list
Current season
-Gunnar Nielsen07/10/198632FH - 2000
-Teitur Gestsson19/08/199227HB - 2000
-Kristian Joensen21/12/199226 - 0000
-Atli Gregersen15/06/198237Vikingur - 4000
-Viljormur Davidsen19/07/199128VB - 4100
-Rógvi Baldvinsson06/12/198929Bryne - 4000
-Hørdur Askham22/09/199424HB - 0000
-Andreas Eriksen22/02/199425B36 - 0000
-Heini Vatnsdal18/10/199127Fremad Amager - 3000
-Hallur Hansson08/07/199227Horsens - 4000
-Magnus Egilsson19/03/199425HB - 0000
-Árni Frederiksberg13/06/199227B36 - 4000
-Kaj Bartalsstovu23/06/199128Valur - 2000
-Brandur Hendriksson19/12/199523FH - 4000
-Sølvi Vatnhamar05/05/198633Vikingur - 4000
-Jóannes Bjartalíð10/07/199623 - 0000
-Klæmint Olsen17/07/199029NSÍ - 4100
-Jóan Edmundsson26/07/199128Arminia - 0000
-Gilli Rólantsson11/08/199227Brann*4000
-René Joensen08/02/199326HB*3000
-Meinhard Olsen10/04/199722Kristiansund - 1000
-Patrik Johannesen07/09/199523 - 2000
-Lars Olsen02/02/196158 - 4000
Sweden - Squad list
Current season
-Kristoffer Nordfeldt23/06/198930Swansea - 0000
-Karl-Johan Johnsson28/01/199029København - 0000
-Robin Olsen08/01/199029Cagliari - 4000
-Andreas Granqvist16/04/198534Helsingborg - 2000
-Mikael Lustig13/12/198632Gent - 3000
-Pierre Bengtsson12/04/198831København - 0000
-Pontus Jansson13/02/199128Brentford - 2000
-Niklas Hult13/02/199029AEK - 0000
-Emil Krafth02/08/199425Newcastle - 2000
-Victor Lindelöf17/07/199425Man. United - 0000
-Sebastian Larsson06/06/198534AIK - 4000
-Gustav Svensson07/02/198732Seattle Sounders - 2000
-Albin Ekdal28/07/198930Sampdoria - 3000
-Jakob Johansson21/06/199029Rennes - 1000
-Jimmy Durmaz22/03/198930Galatasaray - 0000
-Emil Forsberg23/10/199127Leipzig - 3000
-Kristoffer Olsson30/06/199524Krasnodar - 4000
-Muamer Tankovic22/02/199524Hammarby - 0000
-Robin Quaison09/10/199325Mainz - 4300
-Marcus Berg17/08/198633Krasnodar - 4000
-John Guidetti15/04/199227Alavés - 1000
-Sebastian Andersson15/07/199128Union Berlin - 1000
-Alexander Isak21/09/199919Real Sociedad - 4100
-Jan Andersson29/09/196256 - 4000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Lars Olsen

Date of birth: 2 February 1961
Nationality: Danish
Playing career: Glostrup, Køge, Brøndby (twice), Trabzonspor, Seraing, Basel
Coaching career: Brøndby (youth/reserves/assistant), Randers, Odense, Faroe Islands

• Enjoyed an illustrious playing career as a central defender, winning five Danish titles in a six-year spell at Brøndby between 1985 and 1991.

• Allegedly drove from Turkey to Scandinavia when he learned of his country's belated call-up to EURO '92. His passion and leadership – he played every minute in Sweden – helped inspire Denmark to the most unlikely of triumphs. He ended his career with 84 caps, a record 69 as captain.

• Learned his coaching craft with Brøndby, taking charge at various youth and reserve levels after finishing his playing days at the club in 1996, before accepting his first senior job with newly formed Randers in 2003. Guided the team into the Danish Super League in 2004 but could not help maintain their elite status, suffering immediate relegation.

• Steered second-division Randers to a surprise 2006 Danish Cup success, beating Esbjerg in the final, while also securing a return to the top flight. Moved to Odense in summer 2007, leading his new side to a fourth-place finish in his first term. Consecutive runners-up spots followed in 2008/09 and 2009/10 before he departed in September 2010.

• Appointed coach of the Faroe Islands in November 2011, his team were unable to register a win as they came bottom of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group C, earning their only point in a 1-1 home draw with Kazakhstan. However, UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying featured two high points in the shape of home and away wins against the 2004 champions Greece, while there were two more victories in the 2018 World Cup preliminaries.


Janne Andersson

Date of birth: 29 September 1962
Nationality: Swedish
Playing career: Alet (twice), Halmia, Laholm
Coaching career: Alet, Halmstad (assistant, twice), Laholm, Halmstad, Örgryte, Norrköping, Sweden

• Jan 'Janne' Andersson succeeded Erik Hamrén as Sweden coach after UEFA EURO 2016 having led Norrköping to their first Allsvenskan title in 26 years the previous autumn.

• A footballer and handball player in his native Halmstad, Andersson became assistant coach to Stuart Baxter at the city's main club in 1990, going on to work under Tom Prahl and then Jonas Thern.

• Andersson, who also coached lower-division teams Alet and Laholm, took the Halmstad reins himself in 2004 and in his first season in charge was named coach of the year in Sweden after steering Halmstad to second place.

• After a brief spell at second-tier Örgryte in 2010, Andersson was named Norrköping coach the following year as they returned to the Allsvenskan, at first keeping them up then unexpectedly guiding them to the 2015 title.

• Although his appointment as Sweden coach meant he missed out on leading Norrköping into UEFA Champions League qualifying, Andersson made up for that by taking Sweden to the 2018 FIFA World Cup via a famous play-off win against Italy and then guiding them to the quarter-finals in Russia. More success followed later that year, Sweden winning promotion to League A of the UEFA Nations League.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeTiago Martins (POR)
  • Assistant refereesLuis Campos (POR) , Pedro Almeida (POR)
  • Fourth officialFabio Verissimo (POR)
  • UEFA DelegateRóbert Agnarsson (ISL)
  • UEFA Referee observerGuy Goethals (BEL)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Tiago Martins29/05/1980129

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
07/07/2016UEL1QRLlandudno FCIFK Göteborg1-2Bangor
07/12/2017UELGSHertha BSC BerlinÖstersunds FK1-1Berlin

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Faroe Islands

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    Faroe Islands40043120
    Matchday 1 (23/03/2019)
    Malta 2-1 Faroe Islands
    1-0 Nwoko 13, 2-0 S. Borg 77 (P) , 2-1 J. Thomsen 90+8
    Nielsen, V. Davidsen, A. Gregersen, Hansson, Hendriksson, Rólantsson, S. Vatnhamar (68 Bartalsstovu), Baldvinsson (79 Ar. Frederiksberg), O. Faerø, R. Joensen (72 K. Olsen), J. Thomsen
  • Matchday 2 (26/03/2019)
    Romania 4-1 Faroe Islands
    1-0 Deac 26, 2-0 Keșerü 29, 3-0 Keșerü 33, 3-1 V. Davidsen 40 (P) , 4-1 Puşcaş 63
    Nielsen, V. Davidsen, A. Gregersen, Hansson (77 S. Vatnhamar), Bartalsstovu (67 Ar. Frederiksberg), Hendriksson, Rólantsson, K. Olsen, O. Faerø, R. Joensen, Vatnsdal (28 Baldvinsson)
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    Faroe Islands 1-4 Spain
    0-1 Ramos 6, 0-2 Jesús Navas 19, 1-2 K. Olsen 30, 1-3 Gestsson 34 (og) , 1-4 Gayà 71
    Gestsson, V. Davidsen, A. Gregersen, O. Faerø, Hansson, Hendriksson, Rólantsson, S. Vatnhamar, K. Olsen (68 Johannesen), Ar. Frederiksberg (86 M. Olsen), Vatnsdal (74 Baldvinsson)
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Faroe Islands 0-2 Norway
    0-1 Johnsen 49, 0-2 Johnsen 83
    Gestsson, V. Davidsen, A. Gregersen, O. Faerø, Hansson, Hendriksson, Rólantsson, S. Vatnhamar (69 Ar. Frederiksberg), K. Olsen (89 Johannesen), Baldvinsson, R. Joensen (84 Vatnsdal)
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2019)
    Faroe Islands-Sweden
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2019)
    Spain-Faroe Islands
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
    Faroe Islands-Romania
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Faroe Islands-Malta
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Norway-Faroe Islands
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Sweden-Faroe Islands


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    Faroe Islands40043120
    Matchday 1 (23/03/2019)
    Sweden 2-1 Romania
    1-0 Quaison 33, 2-0 Claesson 40, 2-1 Keșerü 58
    Olsen, Lustig (24 Krafth), Helander, Granqvist, Augustinsson, S. Larsson, Berg, Forsberg (68 Svensson), Quaison (88 Isak), Claesson, Olsson
  • Matchday 2 (26/03/2019)
    Norway 3-3 Sweden
    1-0 Johnsen 41, 2-0 King 59, 2-1 Claesson 70, 2-2 Nordtveit 86 (og) , 2-3 Quaison 90+1, 3-3 Kamara 90+7
    Olsen, Helander, Granqvist, Augustinsson, S. Larsson (62 Isak), Ekdal (66 Svensson), Berg, Quaison, Krafth, Claesson, Olsson (96 Andersson)
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    Sweden 3-0 Malta
    1-0 Quaison 2, 2-0 Claesson 50, 3-0 Isak 81
    Olsen, Lustig, Helander, Augustinsson, Ekdal (77 S. Larsson), Berg (68 Isak), Forsberg, Claesson, Jansson, Olsson, Quaison (85 Guidetti)
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Spain 3-0 Sweden
    1-0 Ramos 64 (P) , 2-0 Morata 85 (P) , 3-0 Oyarzabal 87
    Olsen, Lustig, Helander, Augustinsson, S. Larsson (82 Isak), Ekdal (86 Olsson), Berg, Forsberg, Claesson (27 J. Johansson), Jansson, Quaison
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2019)
    Faroe Islands-Sweden
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2019)
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Sweden-Faroe Islands

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:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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