No repeat of 1990 fairytale win against Austria
The Faroese national football team caused waves across the sporting world in its first competitive international game in 1990 when they beat Austria 1-0 in the EURO 1992 qualifiers.
Although this was a home game for the Faroese side, the game was played in Sweden as none of the Faroese football pitches were approved for international games at the time.
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Hopes of repeating this memorable result came alive when Sonni Ragnar Nattestad opened the score for the Faroes in the 19th minute.
But the joy was short-lived as the Austrians levelled the score only 11 minutes later, and by half-time the Austrians found the net twice more to make it 3-1.
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The Austrians kept piling on the pressure in the second half, but the Faroese team managed to stave it off.
After a while, the pressure wore off as the Austrian side appeared content with its 3-1 lead.
Read the Faroese version of this article here
Translated by prosa.fo