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Slovenia eyeing liftoff against Faroe Islands

Slovenia will look to build on a 1-1 draw with Serbia last time out when they host a Faroe Islands team searching for their first point after three defeats in qualifying Group C.

Slovenia (white) lost at home to Northern Ireland in their first Group C outing
Slovenia (white) lost at home to Northern Ireland in their first Group C outing ©Getty Images

Memories of a famous comeback are likely to come flooding back as the Faroe Islands travel to Slovenia for their fourth outing in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group C.

Match background
• Slovenia's record in two games against the Faroe Islands reads W1 D1 L0 (W1 D0 L0 at home).

• The nations were pooled together in qualifying for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, meeting for the first time in Toftir on 3 September 2000.

• It looked to be game over for the home side when Milan Osterc added to Sašo Udovič's first-half opener with three minutes to go, but incredibly Uni Arge and Øssur Hansen both scored in added time – the latter burying a great free-kick – to earn an unlikely 2-2 draw.

• Two goals from Nastja Čeh and another from Senad Tiganj then gave Slovenia a 3-0 victory in the return fixture, yet despite that loss the Faroe Islands still enjoyed the most successful campaign in their history, earning seven points thanks to the home draw and two wins against Luxembourg.

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