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Rógvi Heads Faroes to Victory

It hasn’t been the most exciting qualification campaign for the Faroe Islands and many football experts will be quick to point that this has been a brutal group.

But it sure was nice to see the Faroe Islands give their fans something to celebrate after a 1-0 victory over Malta on 15 October in Torshavn.

The Faroes were the better side with more possession and more shots on target and it was great to see Rógvi Baldvinsson climb high to head home a corner kick from Brandur Hendriksson in the 71st minute.

There are still two matches left to be played in November but when looking back on this qualification campaign, I think it is safe to say that there was disappointment in the fact that the Faroes were unable to get maximum points both times against Malta.

Next up for the Faroe Islands is a date with Norway in Oslo on 15 November.

What expectations should we have for the Faroes against Norway in Oslo?

Well, it definitely won’t be easy considering Norway has yet to be defeated at home in Euro 2020 qualifying and even secured a point against Spain in a 1-1 draw on 12 October in Oslo.

But after the clash against Norway, the Faroes will face Sweden in Solna. Out of the two remaining matches, if any points are going to come to the Faroes, they will come against Norway.

I like how Lars Olsen has changed the dynamic of football in the Faroe Islands. But I think it would be ideal to see Olsen take some more chances against Norway.

Prediction: Norway 2-1 Faroe Islands

This article was originally published on Nationsleaguefootball.wordpress.com


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