EURO 2016 Preview: Northern Ireland vs. Faroe Islands

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Updated: October 7, 2014
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Match Date: 11 October 2014 (local time)

Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast

 

Northern Ireland has reasons to be confident when they face Faroe Islands. The squad is off to an impressive start since the qualifying round took place. They are hopeful that their winning streak will continue, most especially now that the match shall be held in their own territory.

 

The contenders

Northern Ireland

Winning against Hungary is one of Northern Ireland’s inspirations in winning against Faroe Islands. It has a symbolic value and embodies the squad’s quest for the silverware. The high degree of confidence that it generates amongst the Northern Ireland members stems from the fact that it was their first away in win four (4) long years.

 

The previous years witnessed how the club struggled when playing outside its own territory and truly, a win against Hungary can be careful considered as a significant moment in their footballing history.

 

Considering the (elusive) success that they had  just accomplished, the squad is determined that they will not experience a hard time beating Faroe Islands at home.

 

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands were not as fortunate as Northern Ireland during their first qualifying match. The squad eventually fell into the hands of the online betting favorite, Finland, when the latter scored 3 points and they were contained with a single goal.

 

Possible head turners

Manchester United’s defender, Johnny Evans shall be joining the squad against Faroe Islands. With his presence, the squad is expected to bolster up their defence and eventually, score another win.

 

Prediction

Northern Ireland 2-1 Faroe Islands

 

 

 

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