Niue national soccer team

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Niue
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationNiue Island Soccer Association
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachVacant
Most capsBrandy Falepeau
Speedo Hetutu
Lefulefu Hipa
Colin Ikinepule
Foli Ikitule
Tea Konelio
Bradley Punu
Lopesi Sehina
Lamosa Sionetuato
Deve Talagi
Tahafa Talagi (2)
Top scorernone
Home stadiumNiue High School Oval
FIFA codeNIU
First colours
Second colours
Elo ranking
Current 236 Steady (18 October 2019)[1]
Highest193 (1983)
Lowest236 (2018)
First international
French Polynesia Tahiti 14–0 Niue Niue
(Apia, Western Samoa; 20 August 1983)[2]
Biggest win
None
Biggest defeat
Niue Niue 0–19 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
(Apia, Western Samoa; 22 August 1983)

The Niue national football team is the national football team of Niue, controlled by the Niue Island Soccer Association. It is not a member of FIFA, but is an associate member of the OFC.[3] The team is therefore not eligible to enter the World Cup but may enter the OFC Nations Cup.[4]

Niue has so far played only two games – both at the 1983 South Pacific Games. A 0–14 loss to Tahiti was followed by a 0–19 loss to Papua New Guinea.

Squad[edit]

An 11-man squad was originally selected for the 1983 South Pacific Games.[5]

  • Bradley Punu
  • Brandy Falepeau
  • Colin Ikinepule
  • Deve Talagi
  • Foli Ikitule
  • Lamosa Sionetuato
  • Lefulefu Hipa
  • Lopesi Sehina
  • Speedo Hetutu
  • Tahafa Talagi
  • Tea Konelio

Competitive record[edit]

Pacific Games[edit]

Pacific Games Record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Samoa 1983 Group Stage 11th 2 0 0 2 0 33
New Caledonia 1987 Did Not Enter
Papua New Guinea 1991
French Polynesia 1995
Fiji 2003
Samoa 2007
New Caledonia 2011
Papua New Guinea 2015
Total 1/8 0 Titles 2 0 0 2 0 33

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 18 October 2019. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Elo Ratings: Niue". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  3. ^ "OFC celebrates 40th anniversary at Congress". OFC. Retrieved 23 March 2009.[dead link]
  4. ^ "OFC Statutes, Article 10, Section 2b" (PDF). OFC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2009.
  5. ^ "ISTAN KOLEKCJI – 10000!!!!!!". Kolekcjajack74. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2014.

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