Solomon Islands national futsal team

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Solomon Islands
Association Solomon Islands Football Federation
Confederation OFC
Head coach Dickson Kadau
Captain Elliot Ragomo
Home stadium none
FIFA code SOL
FIFA ranking 49 (27 October 2014)[1]
First international
 Australia 9–0 Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
(Canberra, Australia, 25 July 2004)[2]
Biggest win
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands 21–2  Tuvalu
(Suva, Fiji, 14 August 2010)[3]
Biggest defeat
 Russia 31–2 Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
(Brasilia, Brazil, 6 October 2008)[4]
World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2008)
Best result Group stage, (2008, 2012)
Oceanian Futsal Championship
Appearances 5 (First in 2004)
Best result Champions (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

The Solomon Islands national futsal team, nicknamed Kurukuru,[5] represents the Solomon Islands in international futsal competitions. It is one of the strongest teams in Oceania, but fares poorly in competitions outside the region.

The team's coach in 2008 was Victor Wai'ia.[6] By 2009, he had been succeeded by Dickson Kadau.[7] The country has no futsal stadium, although in July 2009 Prime Minister Derek Sikua promised that the government would assist in building one.[8]

On 7 October 2008, the Solomon Islands established a record for the worst defeat in the history of the Futsal World Cup, when it was beaten by Russia with two goals to thirty-one.[9] It was the country's first participation in the World Cup;[10] it finished last of group A, with four games lost out of four, 6 goals for and 69 against.[11] At the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup, the Kurukuru also finished last of their group, suffering heavy defeats to Russia and Colombia, but did obtain their first World Cup win, beating Guatemala 4–3.[12]

On a regional level, however, the Kurukuru won the 2008 Oceanian Futsal Championship, and successfully defended their title in 2009, beating Fiji 8–1 in the final,[13] and then again in 2010. They are, therefore, the current regional champions.[14]

The Solomon Islands national futsal team currently holds the world record for the fastest ever goal scored in an official futsal match. It was set by Kurukuru captain Elliot Ragomo, who scored against New Caledonia three seconds into the game in July 2009.[15]


Current squad[edit]

Caps and goals as of 26 March 2013.[citation needed]
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Paul Huia (1983-03-01) 1 March 1983 (age 31) 5 0 Kossa FC
20 1GK Anthony Talo (1996-01-08) 8 January 1996 (age 18) 0 0 Malaita Kingz FC
3 2DF Elliot Ragomo (1990-05-28) 28 May 1990 (age 24) 1 0 Maycenvale United
2 2DF George Stevenson (1992-01-07) 7 January 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Makuru FC
7 2DF Stanley Puairana (1990-08-24) 24 August 1990 (age 24) 4 0 Koloale FC Honiara
6 2DF Mathias Saru (1991-02-05) 5 February 1991 (age 23) 1 0 Marist Fire FC
10 3MF Jeffery Bule (1991-11-15) 15 November 1991 (age 23) 4 2 Western United FC
9 4FW Moffat Sikwaae (1990-06-30) 30 June 1990 (age 24) 22 14 Wellington Phoenix FC
12 4FW James Egeta (1990-08-10) 10 August 1990 (age 24) 12 3 Western United FC
11 4FW Micah Lea'alafa (1991-06-01) 1 June 1991 (age 23) 4 1 Koloale FC Honiara
14 4FW Samuel Osifelo (1991-03-15) 15 March 1991 (age 23) 3 0 Real Kakamora FC
16 4FW Coleman Makau (1992-11-25) 25 November 1992 (age 22) 3 1 Hekari United
15 4FW Dickson Ramo (1990-07-14) 14 July 1990 (age 24) 0 0 Koloale FC Honiara

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