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charts 2. you can see when a concert is leading the federal one that is unlikely right. it's from footballing obscurity. a tiny island nation in the north atlantic the faroe islands is part of the danish kingdom just 52000 people live here and they share one big passion. is fusion and everybody is crazy about football in the littlest. baby thank you. so much for their. football means everything because in a small village you don't have that many options the 1st football club was established here in $892.00 but the national team only gained fee for membership
almost a century later in 1988 they've caused major upsets beating teams like austria and greece but have never qualified for a world cup or euros and often lose to major footballing nations by a wide margin but that hasn't dampened the spirit. in our national stage young are now after the construction i think there will be about i don't know around $5000.00 but of course for a nation like. 10 to 30 percent of the population watching football watching our team and wanting a game then actually that's probably a world record and fantastic. the nation now boasts 168 to a 4 licensed coaches that's around one post 300 inhabitants in england for example there is one coach for every 165000 people bill mcleod jakobsen is one of the most experienced coaches here almost everybody. if you go couple of years ago 100
percent or 99 percent of all the kids in school they played football. last couple of years maybe not that much but we are up to with so i don't 7080 percent of. all the people stay or they are playing and playing in some kind of a club environment. there are more sheep then people living on the islands and it rains $300.00 days a year still out pitches are the norm so why is the sport so popular probably because of the national team there are many pitches here that we have around 15 to 18 club started playing and it's the football and the wire ments they are they are filling a lot and in the landscape it's quite easy here to play football there are 26 stadiums and many more where the pitch is across the 18 islands even edmonson grew up here in the tiny town of tufted right by the former national stadium i mean adjoining artificial pitch i mean the school he played here all the time.
all the time especially at the summertime because. there's so much time but it's. never gotten dark so i didn't find the call home but i play football and poker over and out all the time and it's my have to come up to the state and give them bread. so something good to eat. and if i. get the children home in the evening across they want to play a laid off the better off. is different where we're on from our lives like 100 meters from the football pitch professional football or there was. something that happens there so it's been great that french are plying his trade for bundesliga side armenia bealefeld edmonson is
the only member of the national team set up signed for a normal 2 club his success. it is not a surprise to those who've known him longest like his former coach. spent at the picture also after training he was doing many of the right things and he was always there on the pitch working working on his on the skills and actually you can see right away that if one goes it will probably. be as in. his childhood friend and neighbor under the olsen is now an assistant coach for capital club 36 told shopping and saw the dedication 1st time his life back in the early days was dedicated to football and when he became a teenager you can see right away that he lived as a footballer he is probably the best player that has played for us. even by far we standards edmonson came from a small club and finding coaches and teammates was by no means an easy task. my
1st coach was my father he was the coach of the team and yeah when you come from a village with 12 on 2 people or so we had like maybe 8 or 9 maybe 10 guys in my class and we need 7 at least team for the youth team so we were almost forcing each other. good to know what team training could be good it is necessary that the pirates have the club and sometimes. you want me to do mark and the other boys and. i think sometimes hard. within the other vice. than that it was good for him to have a mother. a mother who helped him control an aggressive streak that could have to rail to his ambitions early on. my father and your 1st college they had in my
career they had a big house because i really had a bad temper when i was younger and i couldn't handle to lose one game nearby here on soft. coach from the other team show so esteemed and overcame a loose and it was so angry that the
went over to the altar to coach. kick him in the ass and. the author coach got angry and you know on the run. there and then to come after him and they go on the run from them down to over our so close the door. that. needed plenty of patience as the path to the big leagues from the farrows is anything but easy even for someone with his apparent talent and drive his 1st taste
of football abroad came early on and helped confirm his own visions he went to denmark to a spirit when he was 15 or 16 by my brought their lives so it was easy to go to a spirit and then they find out it was. screwed like the danish boys and. i think
i want to be a professional and be decided that i should malta and spend with them and it all out of place so we need to s.b.s. . then. i got an apartment that. i think got an inch or so we go home again then they come to play with their one and i guess he was all the 18 and then the score against russia and the coach from newcastle contacted him after the game and it ended with that he got the new gust.
but soon after a coaching change at newcastle united saw him quickly fall out of favor of the english premier league side he once again returned home when you're here in farrell we grew up you were the best player. when you come to england. come player from europe and. play with the national. competition it is not like being paralyzed. i think the set but when he came back to the others and yes become stronger and because when he then moved again abroad he had tried to experience it with the 2nd in a set i was better able to tackle after stints in norway and back in the faroes edmonson established himself in denmark's top division in 2018 he signed for armenia bielefeld promotion in his 3rd season means he's playing in the biggest league affair always player has featured in. the 1st in the german football league and the
course i'm proud of because we don't have that many professional footballers from here from. the often derided european nations league has given small nations a platform to build on the pharaoh's top their group ceiling promotion to league seat on a level with nations like turkey bulgaria and greece the last 5 to 6 years they have gone from beating greece to 2 now playing competitive matches against the baltic countries many of the middle nations of the we are competing against now also so we are. not satisfied but but but we are satisfied with the development we have been going through. in 2020 k. i collect speak with 90 minutes away from becoming the country's 1st team to qualify for the europa league while under a olson's b 36 top shop made it to the 3rd qualifying round talk clubs of benefiting from the
continental cash injections but the national team is still the main source of inspiration for families football. than the german kid just watching germany play when. it's watching england play you all this get this this feeling guy and you support them it's massive it's so important that we have our own how many of the players will be playing for the danish a national team it's quite this this is not told me another story and with football we have gone from the front but from being a small tiny nation and in the atlantic to 2 would to be a nation that everybody. have a relationship relation to the that everybody could know off and speak off because everybody know that for a while and play football and we get some remarkable results one once in a while. the national team broke their previous points record in the 2018 world cup
qualifying campaign while coaching and facilities continue to become more professional young seaman success may even see more players make the move to top sides i would also love to get other younger players from the faroe islands to to also come to professional football because i think we have a lot of talent there and i just want to would like to the german clubs also to look in the faroe islands when they try to scout for talent for to a young player then out there 1st wanted to play in on the sligo. and see that this is a possible thought reach that level when you are if you are small. the pharaoh's are certainly small but also passionate and dedicated. ok.
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