Tuvalu national futsal team

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Tuvalu
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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
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Tuvalu 0–6 Vanuatu 
(Suva, Fiji, 8 June 2008)
Biggest win
???
Biggest defeat
 Solomon Islands 21–2 Tuvalu 
(Suva, Fiji, 14 August 2010)
World Cup
Appearances 0
Oceanian Futsal Championship
Appearances 3 (First in 2008)
Best result Round 1, (2008, 2010, 2011)

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.

Tuvalu national futsal team members (2011)

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 13-1 to New Zealand, 10-2 to New Caledonia, 13-3 to Fiji and 12-0 to Solomon Islands;[1] and against French Polynesia the score was 1–3.

In 2010, Toakai Puapua was the coach.[2] These games also were all lost: Vanuatu 7 - 1 Tuvalu on 8 August 2010;[3][4] Tahiti Nui 4 - 0 Tuvalu on 9 August 2010;[4][5] Fiji 5 - 1 Tuvalu on 10 August 2010;[4] New Caledonia 9 - 2 Tuvalu on 12 August 2010;[4][6] New Zealand 7 - 1 Tuvalu on 13 August 2010;[4][7] The last game became their largest defeat ever, 2–21 against Solomon Islands on 14 August 2010.[4][8]

In 2011, Taki Vave was the coach of the team. All three games were lost in Group B: Tahiti 6 - 0 Tuvalu on 16 May 2011;[9] New Caledonia 11 - 1 Tuvalu on 17 May 2011;[10] Tuvalu 0 - 16 Solomon Islands on 18 May 2011;[11] They played for 7th/8th place play-off against Kiribati, but lost 2–3.[12]

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 (2011)

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 37) 13 0 Lakena United
2 2DF Raj Sogivalu (1990-01-19) 19 January 1990 (age 27) 4 0 Nauti FC
3 2DF Malona Taukatea (1990-06-01) 1 June 1990 (age 26) 10 0 Lakena United
4 3MF James Lepaio (1992-09-06) 6 September 1992 (age 24) 4 0 FC Tofaga
5 1GK Jeff Maleko 4 0 Nauti FC
6 4FW Ben Petaia (1993-10-14) 14 October 1993 (age 23) 4 0 Nui
7 4FW Taufaiva Andrew (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993 (age 24) 4 1 Nauti FC
8 3MF Matti Uaelesi (1992-05-23) 23 May 1992 (age 24) 4 2 Lakena United
9 3MF Meauma Petaia (1990-08-15) 15 August 1990 (age 26) 4 1 Tamanuku
10 2DF George Panapa (1992-10-06) 6 October 1992 (age 24) 4 0 FC Tofaga
11 4FW Lutelu Tiute (1990-06-08) 8 June 1990 (age 26) 4 0 FC Tofaga
12 2DF Etimoni Timuani (1991-08-14) 14 August 1991 (age 25) 4 0 Lakena United
Tuvalu futsal team members (2011)

Coaches[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unknown (2010). "Tuvalu Official Team List". Unknown. OFC. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Unknown (July 20, 2010). "Squads named for OFC Futsal Championship". Unknown. OFC. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Vanuatu 7 - 1 Tuvalu". Oceania Football Confederation. 8 August 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Futsal Match Schedules & Results". Oceania Football Confederation. August 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Tahiti Nui 4 - 0 Tuvalu". Oceania Football Confederation. 9 August 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "New Caledonia 9 - 2 Tuvalu". Oceania Football Confederation. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "New Zealand 7 - 1 Tuvalu". Oceania Football Confederation. 13 August 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Solomon Islands 21 - 2 Tuvalu". Oceania Football Confederation. 14 August 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Tahiti 6 - 0 Tuvalu". Oceania Football Confederation. 16 May 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "New Caledonia 11 - 1 Tuvalu". Oceania Football Confederation. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Tuvalu 0 - 16 Solomon Islands". Oceania Football Confederation. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "Tuvalu 2 - 3 Kiribati". Oceania Football Confederation. May 19, 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2015.