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Faroe Islands defeat Greece again

Published: Saturday 13 June 2015, 22.38CET
Faroe Islands 2-1 Greece
Hallur Hansson and Brandur Olsen scored to give the Faroe Islands their second Group F victory against the 2004 champions.

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Match statistics

Faroe IslandsGreece

Goals scored2
 
1
Possession (%)37
 
63
Total attempts9
 
23
on target4
 
7
off target4
 
9
blocked1
 
7
against woodwork0
2
Corners7
 
11
Offsides0
1
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
10
Fouls suffered10
 
13

Standings

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Published: Saturday 13 June 2015, 22.38CET

Faroe Islands defeat Greece again

Faroe Islands 2-1 Greece
Hallur Hansson and Brandur Olsen scored to give the Faroe Islands their second Group F victory against the 2004 champions.

Faroe Islands beat Greece for second time in qualifying to move up to fourth in Group F
Hallur Hansson and Brandur Olsen get goals while Greece hit post twice
Sokratis Papastathopoulos pulls one back with six minutes left
Greece still without win at foot of section
Next games: Faroe Islands v Northern Ireland, Greece v Finland (4 September)

The Faroe Islands proved their November victory in Greece was no fluke as they defeated the 2004 European champions once again in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group F.

With the pre-game ticker tape from the Faroese faithful still raining down, Jóan Edmundsson – who scored in the 1-0 success in Piraeus – broke and shot not far off target to ramp the excitement levels up a notch. However, the hosts were forced into a 13th-minute change when the injured Gilli Sørensen was replaced by Jóhan Davidsen, and Greece promptly took control.

Nikos Karelis had an effort blocked on the line and Gunnar Nielsen did well to tip over a looping Kostas Mitroglou header. Mitroglou also hit the woodwork on 32 minutes – and immediately was made to pay as the Faroe Islands broke and Hallur Hansson turned in Sølvi Vatnhamar's cross.

Sotiris Ninis was introduced at half-time as a rainbow hung over the stadium, but it was no harbinger of luck for Sergio Markarián's men as Nielsen dived to deny the substitute. Soon after Nielsen touched a Karelis drive onto the post and although Vasilis Torosidis did find the net, the goal was disallowed for a foul.

Greece still poured forward, Mitroglou rifling wide, yet with 20 minutes to go they were 2-0 down. Vatnhamar received the ball on the right and played it back for the onrushing Brandur Olsen to strike past Orestis Karnezis. Six minutes from the end Sokratis Papastathopoulos headed in a corner to reduce arrears but Lars Olsen's side held out.

The Faroe Islands are up to fourth in UEFA EURO 2016 Group F, five points off third spot. It is only the fourth time they have beaten a team twice in a qualifying group after San Marino (EURO '96), Malta (1998 FIFA World Cup) and Luxembourg (2002 World Cup).

Last updated: 14/06/15 23.55CET

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Lineups

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Greece

Greece

1
NielsenGunnar Nielsen (GK)
1
KarnezisOrestis Karnezis (GK)
4
A. GregersenAtli Gregersen
Yellow Card76
3
StafylidisKostas Stafylidis
5
NattestadRagnar Nattestad
4
ManolasKostas Manolas
6
HanssonHallur Hansson
Goal32
8
KonePanagiotis Kone
Substitution81
7
BenjaminsenFródi Benjaminsen (C)
Yellow Card27
9
MitroglouKostas Mitroglou
8
HendrikssonBrandur Hendriksson
Goal70
Yellow Card84
10
ChristodoulopoulosLazaros Christodoulopoulos
Substitution46
9
SørensenGilli Sørensen
Substitution13
14
KarelisNikos Karelis
Yellow Card90
10
HolstChristian Holst
Substitution74
15
TorosidisVasilis Torosidis (C)
Yellow Card57
11
EdmundssonJóan Edmundsson
Substitution90+2
18
FetfatzidisGiannis Fetfatzidis
Substitution71
14
S. VatnhamarSølvi Vatnhamar
19
PapastathopoulosSokratis Papastathopoulos
Goal84
22
B. HansenBárdur Hansen
Yellow Card55
22
SamarisAndreas Samaris

Substitutes

23
ThomsenTórdur Thomsen (GK)
12
VellidisMarkos Vellidis (GK)
12
GestssonTeitur Gestsson (GK)
13
KapinoStefanos Kapino (GK)
2
Jóhan DavidsenJóhan Davidsen
Substitution13
2
TavlaridisStathis Tavlaridis
3
E. HansenEinar Hansen
5
MorasVangelis Moras
13
P. JustinussenPól Jóhannus Justinussen
6
TziolisAlexandros Tziolis
15
O. FaerøOdmar Faerø
Substitution74
7
NinisSotiris Ninis
Substitution46
16
BartalsstovuKaj Bartalsstovu
11
VyntraLoukas Vyntra
17
EysturoyHøgni Eysturoy
16
TasoulisChristos Tasoulis
18
JakobsenRóaldur Jakobsen
17
KolovosDimitris Kolovos
Substitution71
19
K. OlsenKlæmint Olsen
20
FountasTaxiarchis Fountas
Substitution81
20
R. JoensenRené Joensen
Substitution90+2
21
KatsouranisKostas Katsouranis
21
A. OlsenAndreas Olsen
23
TachtsidisPanagiotis Tachtsidis

Coach

Lars Olsen (DEN) Sergio Markarián (URU)

Referee

Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Dag-Roger Nebben (NOR), Jan Erik Engan (NOR)

Fourth official

Magnus Lundberg (NOR)

Additional assistant referees

Dag Vidar Hafsås (NOR), Anders Johansen (NOR)

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