Watch Faroe Islands vs Poland full match replay and highlights.
KICK-OFF at 18:45 (GMT) on 12th October 2023
The referee for this match is A. Lindhout
Game played at Tórsvøllur
This is a match in Europe – UEFA European Championship Qualifiers, Group E, Season 2024
Faroe Islands vs Poland Full Match Reports
Poland’s national football team had an important win, moving up to second place in Group E, which is a positive sign for us as we aim for our fifth consecutive major tournament appearance. We clinched this victory after a tough battle, securing a 2-0 victory against the Faroe Islands, who are currently at the bottom of our group.
It was quite a challenge for us since our star player, Robert Lewandowski, wasn’t available. This marked the first competitive match in 13 international games where we had to play without him, and it was an interesting test for our team. Our new head coach, Michał Probierz, has taken the reins, and facing such a crucial match was a significant moment for us.
The game got off to an exciting start. Just four minutes into the match, Piotr Zieliński, who was leading the team as a stand-in captain, made a brilliant move. He elegantly passed the ball along the edge of the penalty area, setting up our in-form player, Sebastian Szymański. Szymański demonstrated remarkable composure, taking a touch before gracefully curling a left-footed shot. His goal left Faroese goalkeeper Mattias Lamhauge with no chance, and this goal was Szymański’s second in international competitions, giving us hope that we won’t have to wait another four years for such an achievement.
During the first half, the home team, the Faroe Islands, struggled to create significant opportunities. The closest they came to testing our defense was a speculative header from Jóan Símun Edmundsson. However, the task of making a comeback became significantly more challenging for the Faroe Islands early in the second half. Hørður Askham received a red card for fouling Arkadiusz Milik, who was making a promising run towards the goal right after the second-half kick-off. This pivotal decision, made with the help of VAR, put the Faroe Islands at a disadvantage, even though they could breathe a sigh of relief when Zieliński missed the subsequent penalty.
From that point onward, our team dominated the game, keeping possession and setting the pace. Our dominance led to another goal, with Adam Buksa powerfully heading the ball into the back of the net. This secured our victory and created a substantial gap between the two teams. Unfortunately, the Faroe Islands found themselves unable to respond, putting their qualification campaign in a challenging position. They now face the tough prospect of an upcoming match in Prague. In contrast, we will be hosting Moldova, aiming to avenge our previous 3-2 defeat.
Sebastian Szymański was named the Player of the Match, and his performance was indeed a bright spot in our journey to regain our footing in the qualifying campaign.