The Faroe Islands Football Association

The Faroese Football Association has been a member of FIFA since 1988 and a member of UEFA since 1990. The memberships naturally meant that the national team could compete in the qualification rounds for the European and the World Championships.

Since 1991 the Faroese national team has competed in every qualifier for the European and the World championship. Since 1992 all the home games have been played in the Faroe Islands at either Toftir Stadium (built in 1991) or Tórsvøllur Stadium (built in 2000).

Both stadiums have today changed their natural grass to artificial grass which is approved by UEFA for international games. The Faroese premier division is sponsored by the Faroese oil company, Effo, and is therefore named “Effodeildin”.

The teams are mostly made up by Faroese players, but since the nineties foreign players have also been represented in the Faroese league. Foreign players usually come from Scandinavia, Africa, Brazil and Eastern Europe.

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