European Championship Qualifying - Group F
Greece0Faroe Islands1

Greece 0-1 Faroe Islands

Joan Edmundsson
Joan Edmundsson scored his second international goal for the Faroes

Joan Edmundsson's goal gave Faroe Islands a shock win over Greece and increased the pressure on coach Claudio Ranieri.

The nation ranked 187 in the world moved ahead of Greece, who slipped to bottom of Euro 2016 qualifying Group F with one point from four matches.

The only goal came in the 61st minute as Edmundsson steered in Brandur Olsen's mis-hit shot.

Panagiotis Kone went closest for Greece when he missed from six yards.

The Faroes created the better chances, Olsen hitting the post with a first-half free-kick before Frodi Benjaminsen's header was brilliantly saved by Orestis Karnezis.

The Greece goalkeeper also rushed out to deny Edmundsson - a former Newcastle youngster - with his face.

Greece, the Euro 2004 champions, have not won since former Chelsea manager Ranieri, 62, took over from Fernando Santos after this summer's World Cup.

Claudio Ranieri
Claudio Ranieri left Monaco in the summer and became Greece boss

Line-ups

Greece

  • 1Karnezis
  • 15Torosidis
  • 4ManolasBooked at 88mins
  • 5Moras
  • 3KarabelasSubstituted forMantalosat 78'minutes
  • 2Maniatis
  • 22Samaris
  • 18KarelisSubstituted forMavriasat 62'minutes
  • 8Kone
  • 10Christodoulopoulos
  • 17GekasSubstituted forAthanasiadisat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Tziolis
  • 7Kolovos
  • 9Mantalos
  • 11Vyntra
  • 12Glykos
  • 13Kapino
  • 14Dinas
  • 16Mavrias
  • 19Bakakis
  • 20Tasoulis
  • 21Papadopoulos
  • 23Athanasiadis

Faroe Islands

  • 1Nielsen
  • 2Thór Naes
  • 4GregersenBooked at 57mins
  • 5Nattestad
  • 3Davidsen
  • 6HanssonBooked at 49mins
  • 7Benjaminsen
  • 16Vatnhamar
  • 8OlsenBooked at 33minsSubstituted forOlsenat 88'minutes
  • 10HolstSubstituted forJustinussenat 76'minutes
  • 11EdmundssonSubstituted forFaeroeat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Sorensen
  • 12Matras Gestsson
  • 13Justinussen
  • 14Jacobsen
  • 15Olsen
  • 17Hansen
  • 18Faeroe
  • 19Bartalsstovu
  • 20Jacobsen
  • 23Thomsen
Referee:
Nicola Rizzoli

Match Stats

Home TeamGreeceAway TeamFaroe Islands
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home12
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Greece 0, Faroe Islands 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Greece 0, Faroe Islands 1.

Attempt missed. Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Greece) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Panagiotis Kone.

Offside, Greece. Vasilis Torosidis tries a through ball, but Charalampos Mavrias is caught offside.

Kostas Manolas (Greece) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Klaemint Olsen (Faroe Islands).

Giannis Maniatis (Greece) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Hallur Hansson (Faroe Islands).

Giannis Maniatis (Greece) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Fródi Benjaminsen (Faroe Islands).

Booking

Kostas Manolas (Greece) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Faroe Islands. Klaemint Olsen replaces Brandur Olsen.

Foul by Kostas Manolas (Greece).

Brandur Olsen (Faroe Islands) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Charalampos Mavrias (Greece) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Petros Mantalos following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Faroe Islands. Odmar Faeroe replaces Joan Simun Edmundsson.

Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Greece) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jónas Thór Naes (Faroe Islands).

Andreas Samaris (Greece) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pol Johannus Justinussen (Faroe Islands).

Corner, Greece. Conceded by Sonni Nattestad.

Attempt missed. Panagiotis Kone (Greece) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stefanos Athanasiadis.

Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Greece) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joan Simun Edmundsson (Faroe Islands).

Attempt saved. Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Greece) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Vasilis Torosidis.

Substitution

Substitution, Greece. Petros Mantalos replaces Nikos Karabelas.

Attempt blocked. Andreas Samaris (Greece) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Greece. Conceded by Sonni Nattestad.

Attempt blocked. Kostas Manolas (Greece) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Lazaros Christodoulopoulos with a cross.

Corner, Greece. Conceded by Atli Gregersen.

Substitution

Substitution, Faroe Islands. Pol Johannus Justinussen replaces Christian Holst.

Corner, Greece. Conceded by Atli Gregersen.

Attempt missed. Panagiotis Kone (Greece) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lazaros Christodoulopoulos.

Attempt missed. Joan Simun Edmundsson (Faroe Islands) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Brandur Olsen.

Attempt saved. Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Greece) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Giannis Maniatis.

Attempt missed. Panagiotis Kone (Greece) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Vasilis Torosidis with a cross.

Corner, Greece. Conceded by Jónas Thór Naes.

Attempt missed. Stefanos Athanasiadis (Greece) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andreas Samaris with a cross.

Attempt missed. Charalampos Mavrias (Greece) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Panagiotis Kone with a cross.

Giannis Maniatis (Greece) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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