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Faroe Islands vs. Portugal 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule, and how to watch World Cup qualifier online

Portugal should win this match easily, but the Faroe Islands might just have some magic up their sleeves.

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Normally, when you see "Faroe Islands versus Portugal" as a match about to be played, you'll just assume that Portugal will win heavily and not bother watching. That's not an unreasonable assumption -- Faroe Islands are not a great team and Portugal are the giants who just won Euro 2016 a few months ago. But right now, jumping to that conclusion might not be the right idea.

Yes, Portugal just hammered Andorra a few days ago, but they're also just a month removed from a bitter loss to Switzerland that made Portugal fans concerned about where the national team is going right now. They're in a bit of transition despite their recent big-stage triumph, which could leave them vulnerable to further results like the Swiss loss.

Now, the Faroe Islands aren't Switzerland. They're not even close to being Switzerland. But they are coming off the momentum of a big win away from home, will be playing on home soil, and this international break has seen quite a few surprising results from minnows taking points off bigger teams. The situation is just right for a little bit more magic to shock the world, so don't count them out just yet.

To watch this match online in the U.S., you can stream it on ESPN3 or WatchESPN. The match won't be shown online in Portugal or the Faroe Islands, but you can find streaming options in other countries on LiveSoccerTV.

TV: ESPN Deportes (U.S.), RTP 1 (Portugal)

Match Date/Time: Monday, 2:45 p.m. ET, 8:45 p.m. local

Venue: Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands