Faroe Islands - Greece 2-1 (1-0)
1-0 Hallur Hansson
2-0 Brandur Olsen
2-1 Sokratis Papastathopoulos
If Greece had overcome the shock from their defeat in November, they quickly realized they could suffer the same tragic fate again this evening as the Faroe Islands poured on the pressure form kick off and Jóan Símun Edmundsson let fly from long range in the first minute, but just over the top far corner.
The pressure last for 10 minutes when they lost momentum after Gilli Sørensen on left back went out injured. Greece came close; one shot was almost fumbled in by goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen, Johan Troest Davidsen, who had released Sørensen, saved off the line with his head later, while another shot clipped the cross bar.
But it was close but no cigar for Greece and instead the Faroes took the lead in the 32nd minute as Sølvi Vatnhamar on the right hand side made a flat cross into the penalty area where Hallur Hansson two meters inside the area fired low and into the back of the net.
The Faroes were pushed back from the start of the second half and rode their luck on several occasions – Nielsen saving onto the post from one attempt.
Having defended for 15 minutes, the pressure wore off again and the Faroes took advantage in the 70th minute when Sølvi Vatnhamar again made the assist, this time to Brandur Olsen who curled it into the net at the far side for a 2-0 lead.
The Faroes had a couple of other close attempts, but it were Greece who pulled a goal back in the 85th minute with a header from Sokratis Papastathopoulos from a corner.
Many corners and a couple of shots that were blocked in a crowded penalty are followed in the remaining 5 + 4 minutes of added time, but the Faroes held out to defeat Greece for the second time in seven months.