Brandur Hendriksson Olsen’s two goals, Klaemint Olsen’s two goals and Viljornur Davidsen’s goal enabled the Faroe Islands to defeat Liechtenstein 5-1. Liechtenstein only responded with Max Goppel’s goal. The Faroe Islands national team has existed since the 1930s, but has only become a member of FIFA since 1988. Until June 7, 2021, their highest victory was a 3-0 victory over San Marino in May 1995 (or a 4-1 victory over Gibraltar in 2014), so Monday’s victory will go down in history.
The Faroe Islands have never come close to becoming a big party. So far, the biggest success for many fans is the 1-0 victory over Austria 30 years ago. But in recent months, even years, it has been really successful.
Since 2020, the Faroe Islands have won four games. In addition to the Liechtenstein outpost, they also defeated Andorra twice and Malta once. “The victory over Liechtenstein is a milestone in their history,” the Danish journalist Steffen Trumpf wrote on Twitter.
The team’s biggest star, or at least the most valuable star (€650,000) is Joan Símun Edmundsson, who has not had a club since July, but the Newcastle United native players have already played for Arminia Bielefeld. Played more than 50 games.
The father of success seems to be the coach Hakan Ericson (Hakan Ericson), 61 years old this year, a former coach of the Swedish national team. The Swedes have been cooperating with the Faroe Islands since December 2019.
The Faroe Islands are volcanic islands between Britain, Iceland and Norway. The territory depends on Denmark. About 50,000 people live there.