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Hapless Faroes hammered by Sweden

Uefa Euro 2020 qualifying group F, Matchday 5: The Faroe Islands national team last night were humbled 4-0 by Sweden at Tórsvøllur Stadium.

After 15 minutes, the visitors were already 2-0 up, and after 41 minutes the scoreline was 0-4.

Sweden were good, but the North Atlantic minnows arguably played their worst match in six years (dating back to 6-0 defeat to Austria on 22 March 2013).

Quite a few Faroe Islanders had a game to forget, including stopgap centre-back Rógvi Baldvinsson who was culpable in the first goal of the night scored by Alexander Isak.

Baldvinsson also should have done better for the third goal, but goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen was beaten far too easily at his near post by Victor Lindelöf.

Nielsen, who was perhaps rushed back from injury too quickly, did not exactly cover himself in glory for Sweden‘s fourth of the night, either.

Meanwhile, central midfielder Brandur Hendriksson Olsen was at fault for Sweden’s second goal when he lost the ball carelessly in a dangerous position, while left-back Viljormur Davidsen once again allowed far too many crosses.

Tonight’s comfort fact, Faroes?

Next up, Spain away on Sunday!

Faroe Islands v Sweden 0-4 (0-4)
0-1: Alexander Isak, 12
0-2: Alexander Isak, 15
0-3: Victor Lindelöf, 23
0-4: Robert Quaison, 41

Matchday 5, group F:
Faroe Islands-Sweden 0-4
Romania-Spain 1-2
Norway-Malta 2-0

Group F standings
Spain 15 points
Sweden 10
Norway 8
Romania 7
Malta 3
Faroe Islands 0

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