It is a place that is mostly covered in ice and has a population of about 60,000 people. The place is Greenland, an autonomous country in the Kingdom of Denmark, and its 4,000 registered footballers get to play football three months out of the year.
The weather in the North Atlantic Archipelago has been pretty crap the last couple of weeks, and this afternoon the Faroese Football Association decided to cancel two top-flight games due to heavy winds.
The Faroese supporters were confident going into the home fixture against Azerbaijan. Instead it turned out to be a disaster for the Faroe Islands in front of the home supporters in Torshavn as Azerbaijan came away with a 3-0 victory.
With the way everything has gone, it is safe to say that Iceland doesn’t have much of a chance to finish top of Group 2 in Nations League A. But all members of the Icelandic team know they must make it up to their loyal supporters in the next match against Switzerland.
The pressure is on Kosovo to hold on to the top spot of the group that contains Faroe Islands, Azerbaijan, and Malta. Kosovo has already left Baku with a point and was able to beat the Faroes with ease at home.
Aside for cheering for the countries of my ethnicities, I have always had the habit of pulling for the underdogs. One of those underdogs that I have followed in recent years is the Faroe Islands national football team.