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The team began taking part in UEFA European Championship and FIFA World Cup qualifiers from 1990.In the first ever competitive match, the Faroe Islands recorded a 1-0 victory over Austria in a Euro 92 qualifying match, on 12 September 1990.
Faroese clubs have also been involved in the UEFA Competitions since 1992, taking part in the Champions League, Cup Winners Cup and the UEFA cup, now the UEFA Europa League.It took 50 years for a national championship to be officially launched in 1942, three years after the formation of the Faroe Islands Sports Association (ISF). The ISF's duties were taken over by the newly formed Faroe Islands Football Association (FSF – Fótbóltssamband Føroya) on 13 January 1979.The FSF's remit has included planning and organising national tournaments, as well as ensuring improved training conditions for coaches, officials and referees.Five different institutions run football schools, attended by 1,000 children each year.Todi Jónsson is probably the most famous player from the Faroe Islands of all times.Money has crept into the game more and more, and the players in the top division are now semi-professional.
But as the global economic slowdown has also hit Faroese football, players’ wages were lowered considerably in 2009.
The teams are mostly made up of Faroese players, but there are increasing numbers of foreign imports.
During the 2015 Faroe Islands Premier League season, twenty-five foreigners from fourteen different countries including Brazil, Nigeria, and the United States had featured in matches by June.
Players are now contracted at clubs, this means they can’t just leave the club suddenly without notice for another club during the season or between two seasons, which was very much the case prior to 1998.
Players have a full-time civilian jobs as well or the younger players might go to college.
It will also provide a central base for courses in development programmes, training camps of national/representative teams, conferences and meetings.