Greek National Football Team Humiliated by Faroe Islands

Greek National Football Team Humiliated by Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands achieved their biggest ever win in the 1-0 Euro 2016 qualifier upset of Greece in Athens Friday, coach Lars Olsen said.

The islanders secured three rare away points and stunned the former European champions with a second half goal from Joan Edmundsson.

It was their first competitive win since June 2011 when they beat Estonia at home in a Euro qualifier

The result moved the Faroes ahead of Greece at the bottom of Group F and most likely spelled the end of the line for embattled coach Claudio Rainieri.

Edmundsson’s winner ended a run of three straight losses for the Faroes who have never before qualified for the finals of a major competition and usually finish dead last in their group.

Olsen echoed Edmundsson’s remarks.

As to the future, Olsen was not even ruling out that his side could reach the next stage of the competition with the top two from each group sure of reaching the finals in France.


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