2015 Faroe Islands v Greece football match

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Faroe Islands v Greece (2015)
UEFA Euro 2016 qualification Faroe Islands v Greece after Hanssons goal.JPG
Faroese players celebrating their first goal
EventUEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
Group F
Matchday 6
Date13 June 2015 (2015-06-13)
VenueTórsvøllur, Tórshavn
RefereeTom Harald Hagen (Norway)
Attendance4,731

On 13 June 2015, the Faroe Islands played Greece in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match at Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn. They won 2–1, in what was their second victory over Greece in the qualifying campaign.[1] The game is considered by many Greeks to be one of their most humiliating defeats in international football, while many Faroese people consider the match to be one of their greatest upsets.

Background[edit]

The two teams played in 14 November 2014, with the Faroes winning 1–0 in Piraeus.

Before the return fixture, the Faroes suffered an away defeat to Romania, while Greece got a goalless away draw against Hungary.

Match[edit]

Details[edit]

Faroe Islands 2–1 Greece
Report
Attendance: 4,731
Faroe Islands
Greece
GK 1 Gunnar Nielsen
DF 4 Atli Gregersen Yellow card 76'
DF 5 Sonni Nattestad Yellow card 5'
DF 6 Hallur Hansson
DF 7 Fróði Benjaminsen (c) Yellow card 27'
MF 8 Brandur Olsen Yellow card 84'
MF 9 Gilli Sørensen Substituted off 13'
MF 10 Christian Holst Substituted off 74'
FW 11 Jóan Símun Edmundsson Substituted off 90+2'
FW 14 Sølvi Vatnhamar
FW 23 Bárður Hansen Yellow card 55'
Substitutes:
DF 2 Jóhan Troest Davidsen Substituted in 13'
DF 15 Odmar Færø Substituted in 74'
MF 20 René Joensen Substituted in 90+2'
Manager:
Denmark Lars Olsen
GK 1 Orestis Karnezis
DF 3 Kostas Stafylidis
DF 4 Kostas Manolas
DF 8 Panagiotis Kone Substituted off 81'
FW 9 Kostas Mitroglou
MF 10 Lazaros Christodoulopoulos Substituted off 46'
FW 14 Nikos Karelis Yellow card 90'
MF 15 Vasilis Torosidis (c) Yellow card 57'
MF 18 Giannis Fetfatzidis Substituted off 71'
DF 19 Sokratis Papastathopoulos
MF 22 Andreas Samaris
Substitutes:
MF 7 Sotiris Ninis Substituted off 46'
MF 17 Dimitris Kolovos Substituted in 71'
FW 20 Taxiarchis Fountas Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Uruguay Sergio Markarián

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Aftermath[edit]

Greece national team coach Sergio Markarián resigned in the following month, having lasted only two matches in charge.[2]

This were the last points in the Faroese campaign. Greece got an away draw with Romania in September and finally won its first match in the last matchday, beating Hungary 4–3 at home, but it wasn't enough to avoid the bottom place. Both teams finished with six points, with the Faroes having the advantage on head-to-head record.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Faroes humiliate Greece by sealing double in Euro 2016 qualifying". The Guardian. 14 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  2. ^ Associated Press (21 July 2015). "Greece coach Sergio Markarian quits after poor Euro 2016 qualifying form". ESPN.com. Retrieved 29 June 2019.

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