Tuvalu national futsal team

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Tuvalu
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Tuvalu National Football Association
Confederation Oceania Football Confederation (Oceania)
Head coach Taki Vave
Captain George Panapa
Most caps Siopepa Tailolo (13 caps)
FIFA code TUV
FIFA ranking Unranked[1]
Home colours
First international
Tuvalu 0–6  Vanuatu
(Suva, Fiji, 8 Juni 2008)
Biggest defeat
Solomon Islands 21–2 Tuvalu
(Suva, Fiji, 14 August 2010)

The Tuvalu national futsal team is the representative team for Tuvalu in international futsal competitions. It is controlled by the Tuvalu National Football Association. They have never won a game. Tuvalu participates in Oceanian Futsal Championship.

Oceanian Futsal Championship participation[edit]

The 2008 Oceanian Futsal Championship was the first time Tuvalu attended the Oceanian Futsal Championship. Team's coach in 2008 was Sami Neemia. They lost all six games, against French Polynesia they lost but 1–3.

In 2010, Toakai Puapua coach were. These games also were all lost. The last game became their largest defeat ever, 2–21 against Solomon Islands.

In 2011, Taki Vave coach of Tuvalu were. All three games were lost in Group B. They played for 7th the place against Kiribati. Against their largest competitor they won almost, but lost 2–3.

Selected internationals[edit]

Date Event/Venue Home Team Opponent Score
19 May 2011 Oceanian Futsal Championship – Fiji  Tuvalu  Kiribati 2–3
18 May 2011 Oceanian Futsal Championship – Fiji  Tuvalu  Solomon Islands 0–16
17 May 2011 Oceanian Futsal Championship – Fiji  Tuvalu  New Caledonia 1–11
16 May 2011 Oceanian Futsal Championship – Fiji  Tuvalu  French Polynesia 0–6
14 August 2010 Oceanian Futsal Championship – Fiji  Tuvalu  Solomon Islands 2–21
13 August 2010 Oceanian Futsal Championship – Fiji  Tuvalu  New Zealand 1–7
12 August 2010 Oceanian Futsal Championship – Fiji  Tuvalu  New Caledonia 2–9
10 August 2010 Oceanian Futsal Championship – Fiji  Tuvalu  Fiji 1–5
9 August 2010 Oceanian Futsal Championship – Fiji  Tuvalu  French Polynesia 0–4
8 August 2010 Oceanian Futsal Championship – Fiji  Tuvalu  Vanuatu 1–7
14 June 2008 Oceanian Futsal Championship – Fiji  Tuvalu  Solomon Islands 0–12
13 June 2008 Oceanian Futsal Championship – Fiji  Tuvalu  Fiji 3–13
12 June 2008 Oceanian Futsal Championship – Fiji  Tuvalu  New Caledonia 2–10
11 June 2008 Oceanian Futsal Championship – Fiji  Tuvalu  New Zealand 1–13
9 June 2008 Oceanian Futsal Championship – Fiji  Tuvalu  French Polynesia 1–3
8 June 2008 Oceanian Futsal Championship – Fiji  Tuvalu  Vanuatu 0–6

Oceanian Futsal Championship record[edit]

Tuvalu national futsal team 2010

Current squad[edit]

The following squad was selected for the 2011 Oceanian Futsal Championship

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Siopepa Tailolo (1979-11-05) 5 November 1979 (age 34) 13 0 Lakena United
2 2DF Raj Sogivalu (1990-01-19) 19 January 1990 (age 24) 4 0 Nauti FC
3 2DF Malona Taukatea (1990-06-01) 1 June 1990 (age 24) 10 0 Lakena United
4 3MF James Lepaio (1992-09-06) 6 September 1992 (age 22) 4 0 FC Tofaga
5 1GK Jeff Maleko 4 0 Nauti FC
6 4FW Ben Petaia (1993-10-14) 14 October 1993 (age 20) 4 0 Nui
7 4FW Taufaiva Andrew (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993 (age 21) 4 1 Nauti FC
8 3MF Matti Uaelesi (1992-05-23) 23 May 1992 (age 22) 4 2 Lakena United
9 3MF Meauma Petaia (1990-08-15) 15 August 1990 (age 24) 4 1 Tamanuku
10 2DF George Panapa (1992-10-06) 6 October 1992 (age 21) 4 0 FC Tofaga
11 4FW Lutelu Tiute (1990-06-08) 8 June 1990 (age 24) 4 0 FC Tofaga
12 2DF Etimoni Timuani (1991-08-14) 14 August 1991 (age 23) 4 0 Lakena United

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]