When you think of international football’s biggest overachievers, you probably think of countries like Iceland or Uruguay. But what if I told you that a country with a minute population of just 51,000, the 206th smallest in the world, had a football team currently ranked 98th in the world?
Each year, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) awards three Fair Play awards to footballing nations across Europe. The fans of the Faroe Islands football team have been awarded one of these prizes for being the best football spectators in 2018.
As part of its ongoing ambition to strengthen sport development on the Faroe Islands and gain Olympic recognition, the Faroese Confederation of Sports and Olympic Committee has outlined the country’s plans for significant investment in sports infrastructure.
A win, two draws, and three losses are what the Faroes accomplished after two meetings with Kosovo, Azerbaijan, and Malta. The Faroese supporters expected more due to the progress that was made during qualification for Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018.