Faroe Islands - Germany 0:2 (0:0)

Match Number:	732
Date:		11.06.2003
Location:	Torshavn, Faroes
Competition:	European Championship Qualifier

Joensen, Johannesen, Jon Roi Jacobsen, Thorsteinsson
Borg (61. Elttör), Johnsson, Benjaminsen, Rogvi Jacobsen
John Petersen, Christian Högni Jacobsen (77. Jann Ingi Petersen)
Coach: Laursen 
Kahn (46. Rost)
A. Friedrich, Ramelow, Wörns
Freier, Jeremies (65. Klose), Kehl, Rau (72. M. Hartmann)
B. Schneider
Bobic, Neuville
Coach: Voeller 
0:1 Klose (89.)
0:2 Bobic (90.)
Referee: Jan Weegereef (Netherlands)
Yellow cards: CH Jacobsen, Borg - Ramelow, Rau

Attendance: 6,500 (sold out)

Almost another national disgrace, but late goals saved at least the points.

Germany totally dominated the match, as the Faroes barely got out of their own half of the field. But as usual, the DFB squad was without ideas, and it took until the last minute, as Klose saved the day.

Germany controlled the ball from the outset, and really should have knocked the Faroese silly. After a few minutes, a poor clearance from keeper Joensen went straight to Bobic, who managed to miss a wide open net. Voeller's men continued to press, hitting the wood a few times, or anything else except the goal.

Finally, in almost desperation time, a nice cross from Bernd Schneider was met by a powerful header from Klose and rocketed into the net. This was Klose's first strike in ages, and saved Germany from the most embarassing result in the history of soccer. Fredi Bobic continued his decent run by grabbing a tap-in in injury time. Most German press accounts stress that it was a horrible performance and left it at that. Of course, Germany's number one paper, Bild-Zeitung also complained there were no prostitutes in Torshavn...

The less said about it from the German side, the better...

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