Faroe Is­lands again up­sets Greece in Euro qual­i­fy­ing


The Faroe Is­lands pulled off a dou­ble against for­mer Euro­pean cham­pion Greece with a 2-1 home victory in its Euro 2016 Group F qual­i­fier Satur­day.

The Faroe Is­lands showed its 1-0 win in Greece in Novem­ber was no fluke as it again beat the Euro 2004 win­ners, who are last in the group with two points in six games.

Hal­lur Hans­son put the Faroese ahead af­ter 32 min­utes, and Bran­dur Olsen added a sec­ond goal in the 70th be­fore Sokratis Pa­pas­tathopou­los re­duced the deficit with six min­utes left.

In other games, Poland beat Ge­or­gia, 4- 0; Ire­land tied Scot­land, 1-1; Por­tu­gal beat Ar­me­nia, 3-2; Hun­gary beat Fin­land, 1- 0; North­ern Ire­land tied Ro­ma­nia, 0-0; Den­mark beat Ser­bia, 2-0; and Ger­many routed Gi­bral­tar, 7- 0.

COPA AMER­ICA: Ar­gentina con­ceded a last-minute equal­izer to open with a dis­ap­point­ing 2-2 drawwith Paraguay in Rancagua, Chile.

Sub­sti­tute striker Lu­cas Bar­rios scored in the 90th-minute to cap Paraguay’s come­back af­ter Ar­gentina had opened a two-goal lead in the first half.

Ser­gio Aguero opened the scor­ing for Ar­gentina in the 29th af­ter in­ter­cept­ing a bad pass by Paraguayan de­fender Miguel Sa­mu­dio, and Lionel Messi added to the lead by con­vert­ing a 36th-minute penalty af­ter Sa­mu­dio was called for a foul on An­gel Di Maria.

Paraguay scored its first goal on Nel­son Valdez’s shot from the top of the area in the 60th, and Bar­rios equal­ized with a left­footed shot af­ter a long cross. . . .

De­fend­ing cham­pion Uruguay de­feated Ja­maica, 1- 0, in its open­ing match in Antofagasta, Chile.

Cris­tian Ro­driguez scored in the 52nd minute in the Group B match as Uruguay strug­gled putting to­gether an attack with­out Luis Suarez.

Suarez is miss­ing the tour­na­ment for bit­ing Gior­gio Chiellini of Italy in last year’s World Cup.

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