France want Euro qualifier in Faroes postponed

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PARIS, Oct 13 (Reuters) France will ask for today's Euro 2008 qualifier to be postponed after the team's plane was unable to land in the Faroe Islands due to bad weather, a source close to the French Football Federation said.

''The federation will ask for the game to be postponed because these are extraordinary circumstances,'' the source told Reuters yesterday.

The plane, which was taking the French team to the their Group B match in Torshavn, was diverted to Bergen in Norway.

Les Bleus will either fly to the Faroes on Saturday morning or take a ferry.

UEFA rules state that a team have to arrive at the match venue 24 hours before kickoff, which was scheduled for 1500 GMT on Saturday.

France are third in the group, one point adrift of second-placed Italy and two behind leaders Scotland.

UEFA's delegate for the match is stuck in Iceland.

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