Starting the UEFA Nations C League with 4 out of 4 without even conceding a goal. A National Team It closed with great disappointment. The Nationals, who barely saved the draw from Luxembourg, which is in the 93rd place in FIFA, in the match where it fell back 3 times last week, Faroe IslandsHe suffered one of the heaviest defeats in his history. While Turkey, which is 42nd in the FIFA ranking, lost 2-1 to the 125th Faroe Islands in the match, where it was shown as the favorite on paper, all eyes turned to this tiny island country.
THE MOST POPULAR SPORT IN THE COUNTRY FOOTBALL
Even though the last match seemed like a formality for the A Nationals, who guaranteed to qualify for the B League with the Luxembourg draw, they achieved one of the most important victories in the history of the Faroe Islands. The Faroe Islands, a country of 18 small islands in the Atlantic Ocean between Scotland and Iceland, have a population of about 54 thousand and almost half of the population lives in the capital Torshavn. Football is the most popular sport in this small country, which became a member of FIFA in 1988 and UEFA on April 18, 1990.
TARGET POPULATION WITH 15% PLAYING FOOTBALL
So much so that although the number of licensed football players in the country is 500, approximately 10 percent of the population plays football. The goal of the federation is to increase this rate to 15 percent and continuous work is being carried out for this. The ‘College football for talented young players’ project, launched in the summer of 2019, offers talented young people the opportunity to combine football and college. The program targets boys and girls who take football seriously and can play for Faroe’s U17, U19 and U21 national teams.
TURKEY’S VALUE IS MORE THAN 100 TIMES
Although the value of the country’s national team of 3.5 million Euros is 1/10 of Turkey’s, it is the most valuable player. National team(Zeki Çelik, 18 million Euros), although the market value of the league is less than 100 times that of the Super League, the number of sheep in the country is more than the number of people, FIFA and UEFA Even though it is far behind Turkey, the whole world has shown that anyone can be defeated when this small island country puts their heart into the field.
BEATED 1726 TIMES LARGE TURKEY
While the shock of the 2-1 defeat of the A National Team to the Faroe Islands continues, the world press is also surprised by this score. The British Daily Star newspaper shared the result of the match with its readers with the following comment: ‘The Faroe Islands, defying all football logic, managed to beat Turkey, which is 1726 times bigger than itself. The small island country beat Turkey 2-1, proving that country size means nothing in football.
IT DIDN’T BROKEN THE LONGEST INSUCCESS RANGE
Faroe, where the sheep population is more than the human population, encountered Turkey with a population of 84 million. Continuing the 4 match undefeated with his victory, Faroe did not break the longest unbeaten streak in its history.”
BLUEBERRY NATION SHOCKED TURKEY
In the news of Sweden’s Sweden Posts newspaper, “The Faroe Islands, a blueberry nation with a population of 49 thousand, led by Swedish Hakan Ericson, suffered a shocking defeat to Turkey with a population of 84 million”.
TEAMS THE FAROE ISLANDS HAVE CONVIDED IN THE LAST 40 YEARS
11 EVEN BARGAIN FATHER WAS WINNING
Yılmaz Vural: You are losing to a country like the Faroe Islands, where 50 thousand people live and 80 thousand goats rather than people, this makes me sad.
@zaferalgoz: The Faroe Islands are known as the land of goats. It has a population of 50 thousand. 80 thousand goats live. 500 people are about football, the police who stamp the passport at the airport are playing backup stoppers. I sincerely congratulate you.
@ermanozgur8: I liked our jerseys the most in our national team, which I watched for the first 45 minutes, that’s all for the twit.. @TumerMetin11 ÂÂ A national holiday was declared in the Faroe Islands.
@tonjukuk: This weekend, if you take 11 family men who spend their Sunday grilling, they’ll beat the Faroe Islands. There’s no need to talk louder.
@mehmetersahan: Thanks to us, a day of celebration has been added to the calendar of the Faroe Islands.
HIT THE TABLE, HIT THE TABLE! STEFAN KUNTZ WILL STAY
After the 2-1 defeat in the Faroe Islands away, coach Stefan Kuntz said that there was no question of resigning, then National Teams Manager Hamit Altıntop announced that the German coach would continue. Altıntop, who appeared on the live broadcast of TRT Spor after the end of the match, also struck the table from time to time and said in a harsh tone:
TO WHOM, WHAT IS IT BENEFIT?
“I am responsible. I say, ‘we continue with the teacher’. Are there any question marks? No. President, we are here, we say ‘we continue with the teacher’. There are still allegations. Who is this good for? Someone says on the air, ‘I heard a news. Our teacher is waiting for news’. What is this? Please let’s not give credit to the media games of 40 years ago
G.SARAY HAS NO FIELD
We are here voluntarily. We are trying to get to the bottom of education voluntarily. My biggest fight with club presidents, take care of your infrastructure guys. You do not accept them. Galatasaray‘s juveniles do not have a regular field. So I beg you. Analyze those places and make them the agenda. Print there too. Think. We couldn’t lay the foundation in a place where so much money was made. This is a separate issue.”