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.