FAROE FRIDAY: SATURDAY EDITION
(KEY: Red text means completely false.)
Yes, I know, it's not Friday, but I thought I'd just pop in for a moment and congratulate the Faroe Islands national soccer team for their tie with Austria today.
Austria looms large in Faroese soccer lore. Some 18 years ago, the Faroese team (made up mostly of amateur and semi-pro players) beat Austria 1-0. The guy who scored that single goal became something of a national hero.
Well the guy who scored against Austria today is the son of the player who scored in 1990. I may be mistaken here, but I think he was born just a day or two after the 1990 game. See update.
When the Faroe Islands team ties an international opponent, it's pretty much as good as a win. They rank near the bottom of the UEFA rankings (even below Somalia!), so nobody expects them to win anything. Indeed, they've lost their last 18 international matches in a row.
But not today. Today they tied. Way to go, fellas!
UPDATE FROM "KH": "Hey Workman. You got some facts mixed, Torkil Nielsen was the one who scored in 1990 and became father 2 days later. Bogi Løkin scored today and his father Abraham Løkin was part of the 1990 team."