Tahiti national beach soccer team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Tahiti
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Tiki Toa (The Warrior Gods)
AssociationTahitian Football Federation
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachTehina Rota
CaptainRaimana Li Fung Kuee
FIFA codeTAH
BSWW ranking10 (May '19)


First colours


Second colours
First international
 Tahiti 8–1 Cook Islands 
(Temae, Tahiti; 31 August 2006)
Biggest win
 Tahiti 23–1 Tonga 
(Pirae, Tahiti; 18 June 2019)
Biggest defeat
 Spain 9–1 Tahiti 
(Dubai, UAE; 9 November 2018)
World Cup
Appearances5 (first in 2011)
Best resultRunners Up (2015, 2017)
OFC Beach Soccer Championship
Appearances5 (first in 2006)
Best resultChampions (2011, 2019)

Tahiti national beach soccer team represents Tahiti or French Polynesia in international beach soccer competitions and is controlled by the FTF and the FFF, the governing body for football in Tahiti. In contrast to the fortunes of the association football team, Tahiti's beach soccer has, since 2011, been one of the strongest teams in world beach soccer. The team made history at the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup by becoming the first Pacific nation to qualify for the knockout stages of an international FIFA tournament. At the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti beat Italy in a penalty shootout to become the first Pacific nation to ever make it to a final in a FIFA tournament. They followed this up with another appearance in the 2017 final.

Competition record[edit]

Intercontinental Cup[edit]

Year Round Pos Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
United Arab Emirates UAE 2011 Group Stage 8th 3 0 0 3 7 19 –12
United Arab Emirates UAE 2012 Group Stage 6th 3 1 0 2 8 10 –2
United Arab Emirates UAE 2013 Did not enter
United Arab Emirates UAE 2014
United Arab Emirates UAE 2015 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 23 17 +6
United Arab Emirates UAE 2016 Semi finals 4th 5 2 0 3 25 29 –4
United Arab Emirates UAE 2017 Did not enter
United Arab Emirates UAE 2018 Group Stage 8th 5 0 1 4 22 33 –11
Total 0 titles 5/8 21 7 1 13 85 108 –23

Current technical staff[edit]

Position
Head Coach Switzerland Angelo Schirinzi
Assistant Coach French Polynesia Teva Zaveroni
Assistant Coach French Polynesia Naea Bennett
Team Manager French Polynesia Jean Mallegoll
Physiotherapist French Polynesia Dany Pauwels

Current Squad[edit]

The following players where called up for the 2019 OFC Beach Soccer Nations Cup on home soil from 17–22 June 2019. [1]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Jonathan Torohia (1985-02-22)22 February 1985 (aged 32) French Polynesia Teva Import
2 2DF Angelo Tchen (1982-03-08)8 March 1982 (aged 35) French Polynesia Teva Import
3 2DF Ariihau Teriitau (1989-01-23)23 January 1989 (aged 28) French Polynesia Tiki Tama
4 2DF Heimanu Taiarui (1986-08-24) 24 August 1986 (age 33) French Polynesia Muespach
5 3MF Gervais Chan Kat (1993-01-01) 1 January 1993 (age 26) French Polynesia Tiki Tama
6 3MF Patrick Tepa (1989-05-28) 28 May 1989 (age 30) French Polynesia Tiki Tama
7 3MF Raimana Li Fung Kuee (1985-04-10) 10 April 1985 (age 34) French Polynesia Tiki Tama
8 4FW Heiarii Tavanae (1992-02-15) 15 February 1992 (age 27) French Polynesia Mataiea
9 4FW Heirauarii Salem (1998-04-28) 28 April 1998 (age 21) French Polynesia Tiki Tama
10 4FW Tearii Labaste (1991-07-19) 19 July 1991 (age 28) French Polynesia Tiki Tama
11 3MF Teaonui Tehau (1975-10-10) 10 October 1975 (age 44) French Polynesia Green Warriors
12 1GK Franck Revel (1984-07-18) 18 July 1984 (age 35) French Polynesia Tiki Tama

Squad for the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup[edit]

Correct as of May 2017[2]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Jonathan Torohia (1985-02-22)22 February 1985 (aged 32) French Polynesia AS Manu Ura
2 2DF Angelo Tchen (1982-03-08)8 March 1982 (aged 35) French Polynesia AS Tefana
3 2DF Ariihau Teriitau (1989-01-23)23 January 1989 (aged 28) French Polynesia AS Pirae
4 2DF Heimanu Taiarui (1986-08-24)24 August 1986 (aged 30) French Polynesia AS Pirae
5 3MF Raimoana Bennett (1981-02-15)15 February 1981 (aged 36) French Polynesia AS Pirae
6 3MF Patrick Tepa (1989-05-28)28 May 1989 (aged 27) French Polynesia AS Tiare
7 3MF Raimana Li Fung Kuee (1985-04-10)10 April 1985 (aged 32) French Polynesia AS Pirae
8 4FW Heiarii Tavanae (1992-02-15)15 February 1992 (aged 25) French Polynesia AS Central Sport
9 4FW Naea Bennett (1977-07-08)8 July 1977 (aged 39) French Polynesia AS Pirae
10 4FW Tearii Labaste (1991-07-19)19 July 1991 (aged 25) French Polynesia AS Pirae
11 3MF Teva Zaveroni (1975-10-10)10 October 1975 (aged 41) French Polynesia AS Pirae
12 1GK Franck Revel (1984-07-18)18 July 1984 (aged 32) French Polynesia AS Pirae

Achievements[edit]

Winners: 2011, 2019
Runners-up: 2015, 2017
Fourth place: 2013

Head to head record[edit]

Correct as of 24 June 2019

Note: The following only includes matches played under the official rules of FIFA. Tahiti have played a small handful of matches over four periods or ending in a draw. These have been discounted as they are not by the official rules. Friendlies and competitive games are all included.

Since making their international debut in August 2006, Tahiti have played a total of 97 matches against 38 different national teams, 55 of which were won. Their most played fixture is against Switzerland and Russia whom they have played 8 times each.

Team First Last Record Win %
 Cook Islands 2006 2006 2–0 100%
 Solomon Islands 2006 2019 3–4 43%
 Vanuatu 2006 2019 1–3 25%
 New Zealand 2007 2007 1–1 50%
 Fiji 2009 2011 3–0 100%
 Mexico 2011 2015 2–1 67%
 Venezuela 2011 2011 1–0 100%
 Russia 2011 2018 1–7 13%
 Nigeria 2011 2011 0–2 0%
 United Arab Emirates 2011 2018 3–3 50%
  Switzerland 2012 2018 2–6 25%
 United States 2012 2018 3–0 100%
 France 2013 2013 3–0 100%
 Netherlands 2013 2013 3–0 100%
 Bulgaria 2013 2013 0–1 0%
 Hungary 2013 2013 1–0 100%
 Estonia 2013 2013 1–0 100%
 Austria 2013 2013 1–0 100%
 Argentina 2013 2013 2–0 100%
 Australia 2013 2013 1–0 100%
 Spain 2013 2018 0–2 0%
 Brazil 2013 2017 0–4 0%
 England 2014 2018 3–0 100%
 Madagascar 2015 2015 1–0 100%
 Paraguay 2015 2017 2–0 100%
 Iran 2015 2018 2–4 33%
 Italy 2015 2015 1–0 100%
 Portugal 2015 2015 1–1 50%
 Egypt 2015 2015 1–0 100%
 Bahamas 2016 2016 1–1 50%
 Japan 2016 2017 1–2 33%
 Poland 2016 2017 2–0 100%
 Ecuador 2017 2017 1–0 100%
 Panama 2017 2017 1–0 100%
 El Salvador 2017 2017 1–0 100%
 Oman 2018 2018 1–0 100%
 Tonga 2019 2019 1–0 100%
 New Caledonia 2019 2019 1–0 100%
Totals 2006 2019 55–42 57%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Objectif Paraguay 2019". Tahiti Football Federation. 31 May 2019. Archived from the original on 31 May 2019. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  2. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 - Tahiti - FIFA.com". FIFA.com.

External links[edit]