Arnbiorn Hansen grabbed the winner as Faroe Islands achieved a rare win in FIFA World CupTM qualifying, dashing Lithuania's faint hopes of a late charge towards the top two in Group 7.

Lithuania approached the match in Toftir five points behind France, who stood second in the pool, after claiming three wins from seven games.

However, they fell behind after 15 minutes when Suni Olsen opened the scoring for the home side.

Tomas Danilevic equalised eight minutes later to revive Lithuania's hopes of returning from the tricky trip with all three points.

But Hansen had the decisive say, restoring Faroe Islands' lead after 35 minutes, and Brian Kerr's team held on for their first FIFA World Cup qualifying win since their September 2001 victory over Luxembourg.