Faroe Islands - Finland 1-3 (1-0)
1-0 41': Christian Lamhauge Holst
1-1 53': Riku Riski
1-2 78': Riku Riski
1-3 82': Roman Eremenko
Hopes were high for points at half time with a Faroese 1-0 lead, and although Finland equalized seven minutes after the break, a draw would have been welcomed by the Faroes, but that dream burst inside the last 12 minutes of the games where Finland scored twice to win 3-1.
The Faroes had very much been second best throughout the first period, and Finland started to test goalkeeper Gunnar Nilelsen early on, and only a number of outstanding saves kept the Finns at bay.
Instead the Faro Islands took the lead against the run of play after 40 minutes after a blunder in the Finnish defence where they played the ball across the penalty area where Christian Lamhauge Holst was lurking, and he immediately spotted the opportunity and finished with a cool first timer just outside the penalty area.
Finland threatened immediately after the restart with a low drive that Nielsen saved comfortably, however, but the keeper could do nothing with the equalizer after 52 minutes when a ball – rather accidentally - fell to an unmarked Riku Riski who slotted home from close range.
Finland then wasted a glorious opportunity to take the lead on 57 minutes, and just moments later almost scored an owngoal as a defender hit the underside of the crossbar when under assault by Hallur Hansson.
At this stage the game was very entertaining with plenty of attempts at both ends, but as the game progressed, Finland got the upper hand and took the lead on 77 minutes. Teemu Pukki had both time and space to turn outside the penalty area before he fire low, and although Nielsen made the initial block, Riski tucked in the rebound.
Four minutes later Roman Eremenko sealed the victory with an unstoppable cracking shot from long range.