Scotland vs Faroe Islands – BBC Sport

Scotland vs Faroe Islands - BBC Sport
Scotland draw 1-1 with Israel on Sunday night
LEU: Hampden Park, Glasgow date: Wednesday 31 March Start: 19h45 BST
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Scotland face the third World Cup qualifying match in a week when the Faroe Islands travel to Hampden on Wednesday.

Steve Clarke’s side in Group F are still in vain after draws against Austria and Israel.

The Faroe Islands drew against Moldova before losing to Austria.

In addition to local talent, his team consists of visitor players who play club football in Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

A late goal from midfielder Brian Menhard Olsen drew the Faroe Islands against Moldova last Thursday and Dundalk defender Sonny Nattestad scored the opening goal after beating Austria 3–1 on Sunday. Hakanan’s side claimed their last win against Andorra in October.

If Scotland wins, they can hold a meeting in Vienna against Austria, Denmark or both on Wednesday. Dens have full points while Austria are on four points from two matches.

Team news

Clarke hinted that he could replace David Marshall with Craig Gordon in goal. Marshall has started the last three games, with Gordon appearing in the League of Nations in November after losing to Slovakia.

Forward Kevin Nisbett still awaits his Scotland debut, having been on the bench against Austria and Israel.

What do they say

Scottish midfielder Kenny McLean: “We know that we have enough to qualify for the tournament, we have proved it. We still have to keep producing continuously. We put that pressure on ourselves and everyone wants the same result.

“We are going to prepare well and it is a question of mindset and application. If they sit, we will be ready, if they try we will be ready. We cannot underestimate them. We have seen that teams have failed recently and it is up to us to do this. Make sure this does not happen. “

Halor Hasan, captain of the Faroe Islands: “Of course it’s fun to be back. It’s been 10 or 11 years, such a long time. Anytime there is a draw for a new qualifier I’ve always hoped to see Scotland in the squad, and now we’re here so I don’t see time.

“We obviously have a lot of respect for our opponents. They are a very good team so we know it will be a tough challenge but we are still humble. We are aiming for victory but we are realistic and we prepare as we normally do and see how it happens. “

Match figures

  • Scotland have never lost a national team to the Faroe Islands, winning seven and drawing two of the last nine.
  • Scotland have won all five home games against the Faroe Islands, most recently in a 3–0 friendly at Pietodria in November 2010.
  • Despite having met in the previous four qualifying campaigns for the European Championship, this is the first World Cup qualifying match between Scotland and the Faroe Islands.
  • Scotland are winning five matches in all competitions (P3S2), their longest streak since September 2008 (fourth)
  • Scotland have lost just two of their last 18 official home games (W10 D6), losing back to Russia and Belgium in September 2019
  • The Faroe Islands have lost 11 of their final 13 World Cups and the European Championship qualifiers (W1D1), and have scored at least four of those five goals.
  • Ryan Fraser has scored in his final two matches for Scotland, scoring only one of his first 13 appearances for the national team.
  • Despite playing only 70 minutes in Scotland’s two qualifiers so far, Stuart Armstrong has been involved in six shots (4 shots, 2 chances scored) with only Ryan Christie.
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