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The Faroe Islands Podcast

The Faroe Islands Podcast explores the news, culture, and politics of the Faroe Islands... and it's in English so you can understand it.

Oct 15, 2013

This week, our good friend Heri Simonsen  talks to Joseph Hickersberger. He was the coach of the Austrian National Football Team on September 12, 1990 when that team was on the wrong end of what's still called the biggest upset in international football history. The Faroe Islands team, playing their first World Cup Qualifier ever, beat Austria 1-0.

Despite having his name forever associated with the Faroe Islands, he had never been to the country until today. He's in Torshavn covering today's Austria-Faroe Islands match for Austrian TV.

Heri talks to Joseph about his memories of that famous match in 1990, and his impressions of the Faroe Islands now.