Faroe Islands national under-21 football team

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Faroe Islands U21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Faroe Islands
Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Heðin Askham & Bill McLeod Jacobsen
Top scorer Jóan Símun Edmundsson (3)
Home stadium Tórsvøllur and Svangaskarð
FIFA code FRO
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Croatia 2 – 0 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
(Varaždin, Croatia; June 2, 2007)
Biggest win
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 3 – 1  Andorra
(Tórshavn, Faroe Islands; 11 August 2010)
Biggest defeat
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 0 – 5  Albania
(Toftir, Faroe Islands; November 17, 2007)

The Faroe Islands national under-21 football team are a feeder team to the Faroe Islands national football team. The Faroe Islands U21 team was first formed in 2006 and took part in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying for the first time in 2007 and 2008. Before this there was no step between the U-19 team and the senior team.

History[edit]

In 2006 it was announced that the Faroe Islands will have an under-21 team and will take part in qualification for the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. From then on the Faroe Islands are now represented in all age groups, U-15, U-17, U-19 and U-21 also. In early 2007 the Faroese Football Association appointed two coaches, Heðin Askham and Bill McLeod Jacobsen, both have been coaches for several other Faroese youth national teams. A squad of 34 players was selected for the first training season. A 20 man squad was named for the first two matches against Croatia and Albania in the 2009 UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifying. Faroe Islands lost the first match 2-0, with Croatia scoring their second goal in the last minute. They lost the second match 1-0, Albania scored the only goal of the match in the second half from a penalty kick. Faroe Islands had to wait until their fourth match for the first under-21 victory, it came when they beat Azerbaijan 1-0 in Toftir. Their only other point was also against Azerbaijan, in the away match. Faroe Islands finished the group in 5th place, 1 point above Azerbaijan.

In the 2011 UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifying, on 9 June 2009 Faroe Islands under-21 recorded a famous victory over Russia U21, beating them 1-0 after a goal in the first minute. This was followed by a 1-1 draw against Moldova in September, but Faroe Islands lost the next match 3-1 against Latvia. Russia had their revenge in the away match and defeated Faroe Islands 2-0. They also lost both matches against Romania. In November 2009 Faroe Islands beat Latvia 1-0 and were held to a 1-1 draw against Andorra. Faroe Islands won the home match against Andorra 3-1. Faroe Islands had the chance of finishing third in the group going into the final match against Moldova, in Tiraspol. The score remained 0-0 until Moldova scored a goal with 10 minutes left to play and the Faroe Islands had a player sent off minutes later.

Faroe Islands U21 began the 2013 UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifying with two matches against Northern Ireland. In the first match, with the score at 0-0, the Faroe Islands were awarded a penalty just before injury-time in the second-half. Captain Rógvi Holm missed the spotkick and the chance to give the team victory. In the away match against Northern Ireland, Faroe Islands lost 4-0. This was followed by away defeats to Serbia, Macedonia, and Denmark. The next matches were verses Macedonia and Serbia in June 2012 and were the first matches at home in just over a year for the team. Faroe Islands drew 1-1 with Macedonia, ending a run of four straight defeats, but lost the other match 2-0 to Serbia. The final match of the group for the Faroe Islands was against Denmark, in which the Faroe Islands secured a 1-1 draw after scoring a late equaliser.

2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 8 6 2 0 25 5 +20 20
 Romania 8 3 3 2 14 19 –5 12
 Montenegro 8 3 2 3 12 11 +1 11
 Republic of Ireland 8 2 2 4 10 12 –2 8
 Faroe Islands 8 1 1 6 9 23 –14 4
  Faroe Islands Germany Montenegro Republic of Ireland Romania
Faroe Islands  0–3 1–0 1–4 2–2
Germany  3–2 2–0 2–0 8–0
Montenegro  3–0 1–1 0–0 3–2
Republic of Ireland  5–2 0–4 1–2 0–1
Romania  3–1 2–2 4–3 0–0


Current squad[edit]

The squad selected for the Under 21 qualifiers against Romania and Montenegro on June 7 and 11 June, 2013.[1][2]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Kristian Joensen (1992-12-21) December 21, 1992 (age 22) 5 0 Faroe Islands NSÍ Runavík
1GK Jákup Højgaard (1994-02-06) February 6, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Faroe Islands B36 Tórshavn
2DF Beinir Ellefsen (1993-04-07) April 7, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Faroe Islands AB Argir
2DF Rógvi Nielsen (1992-12-07) December 7, 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Faroe Islands EB/Streymur
2DF Hørður Askham (1994-09-22) September 22, 1994 (age 20) 2 0 Faroe Islands B36 Tórshavn
2DF Sonni Nattestad (1994-08-05) August 5, 1994 (age 20) 2 0 Denmark FC Midtjylland
2DF Bárður Hansen (1992-03-13) March 13, 1992 (age 22) 3 0 Faroe Islands Víkingur
2DF Pál Mohr Joensen (1992-08-20) August 20, 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Faroe Islands HB Tórshavn
2DF Oddmar Marstein (1993-08-20) August 20, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Faroe Islands KÍ Klaksvík
2DF Gunnar Christiansen (1992-08-13) August 13, 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Faroe Islands KÍ Klaksvík
3MF Rene Joensen (1993-02-08) February 8, 1993 (age 21) 8 0 Denmark Brøndby IF
3MF Eli Nielsen (1992-09-23) September 23, 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Faroe Islands 07 Vestur
3MF Bogi Petersen (1993-02-20) February 20, 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Faroe Islands ÍF Fuglafjørður
3MF Ivan Joensen (1992-02-20) February 20, 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Faroe Islands KÍ Klaksvík
3MF Heðin Hansen (1993-07-30) July 30, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Faroe Islands Víkingur
3MF Rógvi Joensen (1993-07-14) July 14, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Faroe Islands KÍ Klaksvík
4FW Gilli Sørensen (c) (1992-08-11) August 11, 1992 (age 22) 7 0 Faroe Islands B36 Tórshavn
4FW Gunnar Zachariassen (1992-01-22) January 22, 1992 (age 22) 6 1 Faroe Islands EB/Streymur
4FW Poul Ingason (1995-09-28) September 28, 1995 (age 19) 1 1 Faroe Islands TB Tvøroyri
4FW Árni Frederiksberg (1992-06-13) June 13, 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Faroe Islands NSÍ Runavík
4FW Ari Ellingsgaard (1993-02-03) February 3, 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Faroe Islands ÍF Fuglafjørður

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