Greece continued its disastrous run in European Championship qualifying on Friday with a humiliating 1-0 defeat to the Faeroe Islands, while Northern Ireland surrendered its lead in Group F to Romania after a 2-0 defeat in Bucharest.

The result in Piraeus is almost certain to prompt the dismissal of coach Claudio Ranieri, who hasn’t won a game since taking over as Greece coach in the summer.

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