Scotland will travel to Torsvolur to face the Faroe Islands on Tuesday 12 October, as the European qualifier draw for the 2022 World Cup nears an end. The guests are currently in second place in Group F and thus in crucial playoff position, while their hosts now have no official chance to sit in fifth place, 10 points behind. The kick-off of the Faroe Islands v Scotland is scheduled for 20:45.
Faroe Islands vs Scotland Pre-match: Where are both the teams?
The Faroe Islands have had a mixed year so far: their biggest international win to date was a 5–1 win in June in a friendly against Liechtenstein, followed by a massive 4–0 loss to Israel. Then came what, on paper, should have been a good result as they were only beaten 1–0 by Denmark, who had won it all, but the victor who came in the 85th minute did badly before winning behind the tail. Would have done Moldova and the most recent home defeat to Austria on Saturday. It was a fairly straight victory for the Das team, with Konrad Laimer and Marcel Sabitzer scoring goals on either side of halftime to keep their qualifying hopes alive as the home team managed only 33% possession. The UEFA nation, the fourth-largest by population, now has no mathematical chance of progress, but will play proudly and aim to end a five-game losing streak against the Scots.
Scotland now have three straight victories, and Saturday’s win over Israel came under the most dramatic of circumstances at Hampden Park. The home team fell behind twice: an Israeli free-kick opened the scoring, which John McGuin shot briefly thanks to an astonishing 29 shot, only to see Munas Dabbar restore the visitors’ lead two minutes later. Lyndon Dykes, who had missed the first penalty, drew again in 10′ of the second half, setting the scene for a dramatic 94′ winning goal by Manchester United’s Scott McTominay, which created a crisis among the Tartan Army. done. The 3–2 win was particularly significant as it opened a four-point lead for Israel and Austria in the battle for a playoff spot. Now, if Steve Clarke’s team goes past a very winnable match with three points on Tuesday, they will be in a crucial position for the final two games: if the chasing pair loses, Scotland will be on Tuesday. can also take second place.
René Joensen served his red card suspension during the Faroe Islands’ narrow loss to Denmark and was immediately returned to the squad for the loss to Austria. Hkan Eriksson chose a 4–5–1 over defensive option in that match and although he was ultimately unsuccessful, he would follow suit, given the strength of the Scottish side. McTominay was recalled to Scotland by the starting eleven – as a member of a three-man defense – after missing the September qualifiers via injury, which he clearly saw as the winner at the time of injury with the centre-back. paid as Clarke’s only other change from the win over Austria came in the form of Nathan Patterson, who was cleared as a right back. Scotland will rely on Dykes to continue his recent good record for the nation: the Queens Park Rangers striker has scored five goals in 19 games for Scotland, but three of them have come in his last three appearances.
Possible Formation Faroe Islands vs Scotland
Nielsen; Rolentson, Ferro, Nuttstad, Davidson; Joenson, Hanson, Andreasson, G. Wathamar, M. Olsen; edmondson
Gordon; Hendry, McTominay, Tierney; O’Donnell, Gilmour, Christie, McGinn, Robertson; dykes, adams
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