European Championship Qualifying - Group F
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Greece 0-1 Faroe Islands

Joan Edmundsson
Joan Edmundsson scored his second international goal for the Faroes

Joan Edmundsson's goal gave Faroe Islands a shock win over Greece and increased the pressure on coach Claudio Ranieri.

The nation ranked 187 in the world moved ahead of Greece, who slipped to bottom of Euro 2016 qualifying Group F with one point from four matches.

The only goal came in the 61st minute as Edmundsson steered in Brandur Olsen's mis-hit shot.

Panagiotis Kone went closest for Greece when he missed from six yards.

The Faroes created the better chances, Olsen hitting the post with a first-half free-kick before Frodi Benjaminsen's header was brilliantly saved by Orestis Karnezis.

The Greece goalkeeper also rushed out to deny Edmundsson - a former Newcastle youngster - with his face.

Greece, the Euro 2004 champions, have not won since former Chelsea manager Ranieri, 62, took over from Fernando Santos after this summer's World Cup.

Claudio Ranieri
Claudio Ranieri left Monaco in the summer and became Greece boss



  • 1Karnezis
  • 15Torosidis
  • 4ManolasBooked at 88mins
  • 5Moras
  • 3KarámpelasSubstituted forMantalosat 78'minutes
  • 2Maniatis
  • 22Samaris
  • 18KarelisSubstituted forMavriasat 62'minutes
  • 8Kone
  • 10Christodoulopoulos
  • 17GekasSubstituted forAthanasiadisat 45'minutes


  • 6Tziolis
  • 7Kolovos
  • 9Mantalos
  • 11Vyntra
  • 12Glykos
  • 13Kapino
  • 14Dinas
  • 16Mavrias
  • 19Bakakis
  • 20Tasoulis
  • 21Papadopoulos
  • 23Athanasiadis

Faroe Islands

  • 1Nielsen
  • 2Tór Naes
  • 4GregersenBooked at 57mins
  • 5Nattestad
  • 3Davidsen
  • 6HanssonBooked at 49mins
  • 7Benjaminsen
  • 16Vatnhamar
  • 8Hendriksson OlsenBooked at 33minsSubstituted forOlsenat 88'minutes
  • 10HolstSubstituted forJustinussenat 76'minutes
  • 11EdmundssonSubstituted forFaeroat 86'minutes


  • 9Ròlantsson
  • 12Gestsson
  • 13Justinussen
  • 14Jacobsen
  • 15Olsen
  • 17Hansen
  • 18Faero
  • 19Bartalsstovu
  • 20Jacobsen
  • 23Thomsen
Nicola Rizzoli

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Greece 0, Faroe Islands 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Greece 0, Faroe Islands 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Greece) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Panagiotis Kone.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Greece. Vasilis Torosidis tries a through ball, but Charalampos Mavrias is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Kostas Manolas (Greece) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Klaemint Olsen (Faroe Islands).

  7. Post update

    Giannis Maniatis (Greece) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Hallur Hansson (Faroe Islands).

  9. Post update

    Giannis Maniatis (Greece) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Fródi Benjaminsen (Faroe Islands).

  11. Booking

    Kostas Manolas (Greece) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Faroe Islands. Klaemint Olsen replaces Brandur Olsen.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Kostas Manolas (Greece).

  14. Post update

    Brandur Olsen (Faroe Islands) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Charalampos Mavrias (Greece) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Petros Mantalos following a set piece situation.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Faroe Islands. Odmar Faeroe replaces Joan Simun Edmundsson.

  17. Post update

    Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Greece) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jónas Thór Naes (Faroe Islands).

  19. Post update

    Andreas Samaris (Greece) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Pol Johannus Justinussen (Faroe Islands).