CF Rapa Nui

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CF Rapa Nui
Full name Selección de Fútbol de Rapa Nui
Founded 2009
Ground Estadio de Hanga Roa
Ground Capacity 2,500

CF Rapa Nui is an association football team from Chile which represents the territory of Easter Island at association football. Their home games are played at the Estadio de Hanga Roa, which has a capacity of approximately 2,500 people.

The team played two unofficial games against a team from the Juan Fernández Islands in 1996 and 2000,[1] before playing its first official match on 5 August 2009, in the first round of the Copa Chile 2009; CF Rapa Nui lost 4-0 against Colo-Colo.[2]

For its game against Colo-Colo the team was coached by former Chilean international Miguel Angel Gamboa, who spent several weeks honing the skills of the local players, as well as teaching them the basics of heading, shooting, and positioning.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Island’s match of the century". FIFA. 4 August 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Gideon Long (5 August 2009). "Easter Island has football debut". BBC News. Retrieved 10 August 2009.