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Romania are the team to beat in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group F, but the Faroe Islands are certainly not a side to be underestimated after an amazing win in Greece.

Preview: European qualifiers on 29 and 31 March ©Bongarts

Romania top UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group F after making an unbeaten start in 2014, but the Faroe Islands have shown that they are not to be underestimated.

Previous meetings
• The sides have met in four previous games – all FIFA World Cup qualifiers – with Romania winning all four fixtures.

• The Faroes can take comfort from the fact that their results against Romania have improved significantly since a 7-0 away loss and a 4-0 home defeat in 1994 World Cup qualifying; on the road to the 2010 finals, the Faroes lost 1-0 in Torshavn and then 3-1 in Piatra Neamt.

• Egil á Bø's strike in that game remains the Faroes' only goal in four meetings with Romania.

Form guide
• Romania are unbeaten in four Group F games (W3 D1), and five competitive matches in total (W3 D2).

• Romania are unbeaten in four competitive home fixtures (W2 D2) since a 2-0 loss to Turkey in September 2013.

• This is only Romania's second competitive game in Ploiesti; they beat Luxembourg 4-0 in the first one, a UEFA EURO 2004 qualifier on 6 September 2003.

• The Faroes triumphed 1-0 in Greece in their last Group F assignment – that ended a 34-match wait (D1 L33) for their first competitive away win since a 2-0 success in Luxembourg on 24 March 2001.

• They have never avoided defeat in successive away fixtures.

Trivia and links
• Romania have played the Faroes in seven UEFA age-group competitions, boasting the record W5 D2. Most recently, the sides were paired in qualifying for this summer's UEFA European Under-21 Championship, drawing 2-2 in Toftir before Romania won the return fixture 3-1.

• The nations' clubs have met in five UEFA competition matches, with the Romanian teams producing the record W4 D1 L0, with no goals conceded.