April 2012 Round-Up:

26 April, 2012

Draw for the Cup semi-finals

The draw for the semi-finals of the cup competition was made this evening and the outcome was this:

1st leg – 09 May 2012
Víkingur – FC Suðuroy
EB/Streymur – HB Tórshavn

2nd leg – 23 May 2012
FC Suðuroy – Víkingur
HB Tórshavn – EB/Streymur

The final will be played at Tórsvøllur Stadium in Tórshavn on 25 August.

20 April, 2012

B36 Tórshavn part with Ivorian defender Sékou Tidiane Souare

B36 Tórhavn have parted with Ivorian defender Sékou Tidiane Souare who scored B36’s winner against FC Suðuroy in the 96th minute in the first round of the league.

B36 are reasoning their decision with their principle that a foreign player must be a considerable strength to the squad to justify a place in it. B36 don´t think Souare has that quality.

Souare will initially be staying in the Faroes where he hopes to find a new club. But that shift can´t take place until that transfer window opens in mid-summer. Until then, Souare will still be training with B36’s first team and maybe play matches for their second team.


EB/Streymur forward Arnbjørn Hansen our for weeks with a groin injury

EB/Streymur’s prolific goal scorer Arnbjørn Hansen will be out of action for several weeks – maybe 4-6 - after picking up the injury in the cup quarter final against ÍF Fuglafjørður on 9 April.

10 April, 2012

The draw for the quarter finals of the cup competition was made this evening and the outcome was this:

AB Argir - EB/Streymur

KÍ Klaksvík - HB Tórshavn

FC Suðuroy - B71 Sandoy

B68 Toftir - Víkingur

(AB and B71 are 1st division clubs; the rest is from the premier league).

The matches will be played on 25 April.

04 April, 2012

B36 Tórshavn midfielder Ingi Højsted likely to end career after injury

B36's website have announced that midfielder Ingi Højsted's career has likely come to an end after having thorn his cruciate ligaments in the left knee for a third time!

The injury happened in the Super Cup on 17 March after 20 minutes in an off-the-ball incident. With 26-year old Højsted’s injury-history in mind, the crowd immediately feared the worse and you could hear people thinking "oh no, not again" when the stretcher was brought on the pitch.

But as the player instead limped off the pitch, it looked at first like the injury wasn’t too serious, but having had an MR scan, it is now clear that he has thorn his cruciate ligaments in the right knee which means he will be out for the season – and beyond.

As mentioned, it’s the third time he suffers this kind of injury as he has twice earlier thorn his cruciate ligaments in the left knee.

And now B36 fear that Højsted has played his last match on the highest level.

In 2002 Højsted joined Arsenal as a trainee but had much of his time there ruined because of injury – his first knee ligament injury.

He then returned to B36 in 2005, and had a short spell at Birmingham in 2006 before he returned to B36 again the same year. Having spent the most of 2008-2010 sidelined and having suffered his second knee ligament injury, he made a surprise return to action last season and played in most of B36’s matches and played an important role in winning the league title.

Højsted has earned six caps for the Faroe Islands; getting his debut in 2003 as a 17-year old and was then the youngest player to have appeared for the Faroe Islands.


Faroe Islands meet Iceland in August in warm-up for World Cup Qualifying

Iceland will take on the Faroe Islands in a friendly match in Reykjavík on 15 August as both teams are preparing for the World Cup qualifying campaign which starts on 7 September. The Faroes will then visit Germany in Hanover while Iceland take on Norway.

The Faroe Islands and Iceland have played three friendly games since 2008 where Iceland have triumphed twice and where the Faroes won their first ever match against Iceland in 2009.

But in all those friendlies, Iceland fielded a team without their best foreign based players. As this year’s match is only three weeks before the qualifying campaign starts, we can expect Iceland to field their strongest team this time and we will therefore get a much better evaluation of the relative strength of the two teams.

Friendlies results since 2008:
2008 Iceland – Faroe Islands 3-0
2009 Iceland – Faroe Islands 1-2
2010 Iceland – Faroe Islands 2-0

In the qualifying for the European Championships in 2004, the Faroes and Iceland were in the same group where Iceland won both encounters 2-1.

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