January 2015 Round-Up:

28 February, 2015

More signings for ÍF Fuglafjørður

ÍF have signed midfielder Dánjal Pauli Højgaard who played about 30 matches for the club in the top division in 2005, 2006 and 2008 and some 90 matches for B68 Toftir from 2008 to 2012.

Additionally, they have signed KÍ Klaksvík prospect, 18-year-old John Daniel Guðjónsson who hasen´t appeared in the top flight yet, but who has impressed as a central defender in preseason for ÍF.  He is seen a possible replacement for experienced Høgni Zachariassen who won’t be playing in at least many of the first rounds.


French player for TB Tvøroyri
TB have signed 23-year old Ivory born Frenchman Franck Odje Able. Table – a forward  - has previously played for the reserve teams of Ruen and –what we believe is a – Portuguese club UDV Futebol SAD.


FC Suðuroy’s foreigners ineligible for first round
Suðuroy’s foreigners, two Georgians and a Nigerian, won’t be eligible to play in the first round of the league as they haven’t received a work permit yet.


KÍ Klaksvík's forward Kenan Hajdarevic also ineligible
Story is the same at KÍ Klaksvík who have their new signing Kenan Hajdarevic ineligible to play in the first round as he still hasn't received his work permit. 25-year-old Hajdarevic has made three appearances for Bosnia-Herzegovina's U21 team.


Heini Vatnsdal club-less
Midfielder Heini Vatnsdal who has been unsuccessful in his quest to find a Danish club while he’s studying in Denmark might still be playing in the Faroes after all. HB Tórshavn have the contractual rights for the player who was released from the contract on the basis of Vatnsdal studying abroad. Therefore signings for other clubs would have to be agreed by HB.


Karl Løkin returns from Denmark
Midfielder Karl Løkin who has spent the last half year at Danish 3rd tier club Næstved has returned home to the Faroe Islands because of personal reasons. Although rumours, no official news has come out about which club Løkin will play for. Løkin has been capped three time for the Faroe Islands.


The transfer window closes on 16 March.

21 February, 2015

Super Cup on Sunday 22 February
On Sunday, champions B36 Tórshavn meet with cup winners Víkingur at the Gundadalur Stadium in Tórshavn for the Super Cup.

The match is arranged by the football association in cooperation with charity organization Lions Club, and the proceeds from the match will be donated to a Fountain House in Tórshavn.

The league itself starts on 1 March with these matches:
HB Tórshavn - AB Argir
NSÍ Runavík - FC Suðuroy
Víkingur - ÍF Fuglafjørður
TB Tvøroyri - KÍ Klaksvík
EB/Streymur - B36 Tórshavn

Wikipedia about Fountain House:
"Fountain House is a professional self-help program, which started in New York City in the 1940s, operated by men and women recovering from major mental illness in collaboration with a professional staff."

This is the 9th edition of the Super Cup which started in 2008. The results from previous years were:

2014: Víkingur - HB 2-1 (0-1)
0-1 Bárður Hansen
1-1 Fróði Benjaminsen
1-2 Bárður Hansen

2013: EB/Streymur - Víkingur 1-0 (1-0)
1-0 Niels Pauli Danielsen

2012: B36 Tórshavn – EB/Streymur 1-2 (1-0)
1-0 Símun Joensen
1-1 Hans Pauli Samuelsen
1-2 Arnbjørn Hansen

2011: HB Tórshavn – EB/Streymrur 0-2 (0-1)
0-1 Arnbjørn Hansen
0-2 Arnbjørn Hansen

2010: HB Tórshavn - Víkingur 2-1 (1-0)
1-0 Fróði Benjaminsen
1-1 Finnur Justinussen
2-1 Rógvi Poulsen

2009: EB/Streymur – HB Tórshavn 1-3 (0-1)
0-1 Hans á Lag 29’
0-2 Páll Mohr Joensen 48’
1-2 Brian Olsen 84’
1-3 Rógvi Poulsen 87’

2008: NSÍ Runavík – EB/Streymur 4-0 (0-0)
1-0 Jónhard Frederiksberg
2-0 Óli Hansen
3-0 Øssur Dalbúð
4-0 Sjúrður Jacobsen

2007: B36 Tórshavn - HB Tórshavn 1-1 (1-1)
0-1 Rókur av Fløtum Jespersen
1-1 Fróði Benjaminsen
Penalties (no extra-time): B36 - HB 5-3


U-21 Draw for European Championship in Poland 2017
The qualifying draw for the 2017 European Under-21 Championship in Poland was made on 5 January and the Faroe Islands were drawn into group 7 together with Germany, Russia, Austria, Finland and Azerbaijan.

It was on the 9th of June in 2009 that the Faroe Islands beat Russia 1-0 with a 1st minute goal from Jóan Símun Edmundsson, and arguably this victory defined Faroese attitude towards the bigger nations and raised the mental bar, as anything now seemed possible.

And since, the Faroese team has gotten many excellent results like draws against Romania and Denmark, and in the last qualifying campaign they were desperately unlucky to lose 3-2 in the end against Germany, having led both 1-0 and 2-1. And then there have also been wins and draws against smaller nations.

The first victory was already in their first qualifying campaign however, when they - as they're now - were grouped with Azerbaijan who were defeated 1-0 at home on 14 October 2007 while the reverse on 6 September 2008 was a 2-2 draw.

Match schedule:

15-06-2015 Faroe Islands-Azerbaijan
08-09-2015 Finland-Faroe Islands
13-10-2015 Faroe Islands-Germany
12-11-2015 Russia-Faroe Islands

25-03-2016 Germany-Faroe Islands
29-03-2016 Austria-Faroe Islands
02-06-2016 Faroe Islands-Finland
01-09-2016 Faroe Islands-Russia
06-09-2016 Azerbaijan-Faroe Islands
07-10-2016 Faroe Islands-Austria


Faroe Islands not backing Sepp Blatter
Faroe Islands’ Football Association had decided to not back Sep Blatter for re-election for the FIFA presidency, but will instead vote for Dutchman Michael van Praag.

As Blatter seems to bee standing strong, the risk is maybe that Blatter could "turn against" the Faroe Islands as a tit-for-tat, however, as van Praag is a powerful man at UEFA, the favour could be returned there in the future maybe.


Transfer News:

Faroese international Jónas Tór Næs joins B36 Tórshavn
Faroese international right back Jónas Tór Næs has joined B36 Tórshavn from EB/Streymur as the club wasn’t able to fulfil the contractual obligations. 

B36 forward joins EB/Streymur
19 year old forward Rasmus Dan Sørensen, who scored two goals for champions B36 last season, has joined EB/Streymur.

Høgni Madsen and a foreign trio joins FC Suðuroy
30 year old midfielder Høgni Madsen, who is among the better midfielders when in shape, has signed for newly promoted FC Suðuroy. Last season Madsen played about half of the season for EB/Streymur before he went to Denmark where he played for 3rd tier club Jammerbugt. Madsen has made three appearances for the Faroe Islands.

Three foreigners
Additionally, Suðuroy have signed three foreigners.

One of them is Georgian attacking midfielder Mamuka Toronjadse who also played for the club in 2010; scoring 6 league goals. The following year he played for NSÍ Runavík and thereafter returned to Georgia.

Valerian Lobashvili, central defender, is also from Georgia.

Christian Ibeagha is from Nigeria and is likewise a central defender.

Since October, FC Suðuroy have been training six times a week and during the last week they have had two training sessions per day to be ready for the start of the league where they visit NSÍ Runavík 1 March.

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