World Cup qualifying: Faroe Islands secure first point with Kazakhstan draw
Last Updated: 11/10/13 9:13pm
Hallur Hansson: Scored the goal that secured the Faroe Islands a point against Kazakhstan
The Faroe Islands secured their first point of the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 1-1 draw against Kazakhstan.
Having lost their previous eight Group C matches, manager Lars Olsen, captain of Denmark when they won Euro 1992, saw his side take the lead as half-time approached.
Hallur Hansson's effort in the 41st minute at Torsvollur was just the Faroes fourth of qualifying and their first since their trip to Kazakhstan last month.
Jonas Tor Naes provided the assist from the right wing and Hansson fired home a fine right-footed strike from 25 yards out.
Any hopes of a victory, though, took a major blow 10 minutes into the second half.
Having scored in 2-1 defeat of the Faroes last month in Astana, striker Andrey Finochenko got on the scoresheet again as he headed home a Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev's corner from close range.
The hosts pushed for a winner for the remainder of the half with Hansson continuing to threaten, but the Kazakhs held out for a share of the spoils in Torshavn.
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Fri 11th Oct - Group B
Armenia2 - 1Bulgaria
Malta1 - 4Czech Rep
Denmark2 - 2Italy
Fri 11th Oct - Group G
Lithuania2 - 0Latvia
Bosnia4 - 1Liechtenstein
Greece1 - 0Slovakia
Fri 11th Oct - Group A
Croatia1 - 2Belgium
Wales1 - 0Macedonia
Fri 11th Oct - Group F
Azerbaijan2 - 0N Ireland
Luxembourg0 - 4Russia
Portugal1 - 1Israel
Fri 11th Oct - Group H
Moldova3 - 0San Marino
Ukraine1 - 0Poland
England4 - 1Montenegro
Fri 11th Oct - Group C
Faroe Islands1 - 1Kazakhstan
Sweden2 - 1Austria
Germany3 - 0Rep Ireland
Fri 11th Oct - Group E
Albania1 - 2Switzerland
Slovenia3 - 0Norway
Iceland2 - 0Cyprus
Fri 11th Oct - Group D
Netherlands8 - 1Hungary
Andorra0 - 4Romania
Estonia0 - 2Turkey
Fri 11th Oct - Group I
Spain2 - 1Belarus
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