Palau national football team

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Palau
AssociationPalau Football Association
Top scorerStephen Stefano
Home stadiumPalau National Stadium
FIFA codePLW
First colours
Second colours
Elo ranking
Current238 Steady (20 November 2018)[1]
Highest222 (August 1998)
Lowest238 (March 2018)
First international
 Vanuatu 6–2 Palau 
(Adelaide, Australia; 27 March 1987)
Biggest win
 Palau 7–1 Yap 
(Koror, Palau; 27 July 1998)
 Palau 7–1 Pohnpei 
(Koror, Palau; 28 July 1998)
Biggest defeat
 Palau 2–15 Guam 
(Koror, Palau; 1 August 1998)

The Palau national football team is the national football team of Palau. The team is not affiliated with FIFA or a local confederation. The team play their home games at the Palau National Stadium in the town of Koror City.

History[edit]

Palau hosted and competed in the Micronesian Games in 1998, in which they they finished third. In the tournament, teams were 9-a-side and the matches were 80 minutes in duration and were played on a pitch which was below regulation size. In addition to their first team, Palau also fielded a team consisting of Bangladeshi's living on the island.[2] They reached the final in the Micronesian Games in 2014,[3] where the team's trip was partly covered by internet crowd funding.[4]

Tournament Records[edit]

  • Micronesian Games
  • 1998 – Third
  • 2001 – Did not enter
  • 2014 – Second
  • 2018 – Third

Results[edit]

1987[edit]

1998[edit]

2014[edit]

2018[edit]

Squad for the 2014 Micronesian Games[edit]

Caps and goals os of 22 May 2014.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Malakai Bitu (1976-03-04) 4 March 1976 (age 42) 0 0
1GK Joe Carlos (1992-09-11) 11 September 1992 (age 26) 0 0

2DF Youri Ito (1992-03-05) 5 March 1992 (age 26) 0 0
2DF Leif Toribiong (1984-04-05) April 5, 1984 (age 34) 0 0
2DF Mohoshin Miah (1973-03-25) 25 March 1973 (age 45) 0 0
2DF Scott Skebong (1990-08-19) 19 August 1990 (age 28) 0 0
2DF Sergio Ngiraingas (1988-10-19) 19 October 1988 (age 30) 0 0

3MF Robert Victor Bishop Jr. (1990-10-07) 7 October 1990 (age 28) 0 0
3MF Charles Reklai Mitchell (1982-10-31) 31 October 1982 (age 36) 0 0
3MF Mechesengel Roman (1994-04-09) 9 April 1994 (age 24) 0 0
3MF Christian Etpison Nicolescu (1994-06-19) 19 June 1994 (age 24) 0 0
3MF Dims Tewid (1992-09-24) September 24, 1992 (age 26) 0 0
3MF McGee Mereb (c) (1989-09-25) September 25, 1989 (age 29) 0 0
3MF Jimmy Jonas (1992-12-11) December 11, 1992 (age 25) 0 0

4FW Dexter Decherong (1995-05-08) 8 May 1995 (age 23) 0 0
4FW Toni Illilau (1969-12-31) December 31, 1969 (age 48) 0 0
4FW Paulus Ngirngesechei (1998-02-09) February 9, 1998 (age 20) 0 0
4FW Mac Sasao (1992-08-13) August 13, 1992 (age 26) 0 0
4FW Armando Canseco (1985-07-31) July 31, 1985 (age 33) 0 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  2. ^ RSSSF – Micronesian Games 1998
  3. ^ RSSSF – Micronesian Games 2014
  4. ^ "Country forced to use crowdfunding to play tournament" (worldsoccer.com)

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