2018 Micronesian Games

Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau

2018 Micronesian Games

Joined: October 31st, 2006, 5:16 pm

November 27th, 2016, 4:25 pm #1

Good news - 2018 Micronesian Games will include football.  Also, 7-a-side women's football for the first time,
http://www.saipantribune.com/index.php/ ... -schedule/
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November 28th, 2016, 5:22 pm #2

Too early to tell I guess, but Marshall Islands debut perhaps?
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July 7th, 2017, 10:39 am #3

they are on  Facebook ....it is a year to go, so not sure which islands will participate...
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July 22nd, 2017, 5:40 am #4

islands that will compete (but very unlikely they will all participate in the soccer tournament)

KOSRAE, CHUUK, GUAM, KIRIBATI, MARSHALL ISLANDS, NAURU, NORTHERN MARIANAS, PALAU, POHNPEI and YAP will be competing.
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July 22nd, 2017, 7:17 am #5

pieter wrote:
(but very unlikely they will all participate in the soccer tournament)
So you're saying there's a chance?
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July 22nd, 2017, 7:43 am #6

I can only jope to see Nauru, Marschall Isl and Palau.....
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July 24th, 2017, 7:28 pm #7

I think we will be lucky to see more than 3 or 4 teams, but let's hope so.
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July 25th, 2017, 7:09 am #8

https://mobile.twitter.com/paul_c_watso ... 9773587456

According to Paul Watson (ex coach of Pohnpei), Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Yap are definitely participating.
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December 18th, 2017, 10:55 am #9

Last survey for interest in participation came up with the following football teams for the 2018 Micro Games.  Teams should be finalised in the next month or two.

Pohnpei, Yap, Nauru, Kiribati, Chuuk.

Would be great if these are the final teams!
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December 18th, 2017, 11:25 am #10

TheRoonBa wrote: Last survey for interest in participation came up with the following football teams for the 2018 Micro Games.  Teams should be finalised in the next month or two.

Pohnpei, Yap, Nauru, Kiribati, Chuuk.

Would be great if these are the final teams!
Nauru????? God please let this happen haha

Alittle surprised Palau 🇵🇼 didn’t express interest, but amazing for Nauru 🇳🇷 if this happens
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December 18th, 2017, 12:06 pm #11

Yep - teams in this region need to start their football lives by participating in this competition.  Shame there is still no interest from Marshall Islands.  Next chance won't be until 2022...

Fingers crossed for Nauru - I was a bit surprised that they showed interest, but it's a much gentler introduction to international football than the Pacific Games would be...
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December 18th, 2017, 1:50 pm #12

TheRoonBa wrote: Yep - teams in this region need to start their football lives by participating in this competition.  Shame there is still no interest from Marshall Islands.  Next chance won't be until 2022...

Fingers crossed for Nauru - I was a bit surprised that they showed interest, but it's a much gentler introduction to international football than the Pacific Games would be...
good to see them play, I hope it will be true
so Kiribati will play two competitions next year (CONIFA WC)....
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December 18th, 2017, 2:07 pm #13

Eagles19 wrote:Nauru????? God please let this happen haha
The Sam Allardyce of countries, putting that 100% record on the line...
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December 18th, 2017, 5:13 pm #14

mattsanger92 wrote:
Eagles19 wrote:Nauru????? God please let this happen haha
The Sam Allardyce of countries, putting that 100% record on the line...
0% at the moment :-) (or 100%, or undefined, more properly - 0 out of 0). That famously unbelievable 1994 Nauru 2-1 Solomon Islands match was actually Nauru playing against a team of Solomon Islands immigrant workers in Nauru at that time...

A team of immigrant Nauruan workers also played in (and against) Kiribati as well - but so far, no international matches for any Nauru national team against another national team.
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December 18th, 2017, 11:35 pm #15

Do we know if this is going to be full-scale football, or 5-a-side or something ?
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December 19th, 2017, 2:39 am #16

nfm24 wrote: Do we know if this is going to be full-scale football, or 5-a-side or something ?
seems full scale for the men and 7 aside for the women..
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December 19th, 2017, 2:54 pm #17

TheRoonBa wrote: 0% at the moment :-) (or 100%, or undefined, more properly - 0 out of 0). That famously unbelievable 1994 Nauru 2-1 Solomon Islands match was actually Nauru playing against a team of Solomon Islands immigrant workers in Nauru at that time...
Knew it already. So they played a demi-international match against NRU<SOL, not quite ideal for the narrative but they still won the only time they played, all they have to do now is keep winning at this tournament and there's no argument whatsoever... 😉
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January 8th, 2018, 10:27 am #18

To concur with previous information, as expected, Northern Mariana Islands isn’t sending a football team to the 2018 games.

https://www.saipantribune.com/index.php ... cro-games/


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January 9th, 2018, 11:07 am #19

Eagles19 wrote: To concur with previous information, as expected, Northern Mariana Islands isn’t sending a football team to the 2018 games.

https://www.saipantribune.com/index.php ... cro-games/


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So we should know the entries for all sports on 15th January - hopefully these will be published.
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January 9th, 2018, 11:27 am #20

TheRoonBa wrote:
Eagles19 wrote: To concur with previous information, as expected, Northern Mariana Islands isn’t sending a football team to the 2018 games.

https://www.saipantribune.com/index.php ... cro-games/


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So we should know the entries for all sports on 15th January - hopefully these will be published.
Maybe I’m just being skeptical, but I just don’t see Nauru and Kiribati sending teams. Have a shitty feelings it’s only going to be 3 Micronesian state teams.

When you were told Nauru and Kiribati may compete, did your source sound optimistic? Or was that all they said?


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February 4th, 2018, 2:21 pm #21

seems only Yap, Pohnpei and Chuuk will play.....not really an international field...
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February 4th, 2018, 3:29 pm #22

I thought about saying "better than nothing," but actually maybe not.
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February 4th, 2018, 5:45 pm #23

Eagles19 wrote:.  

When you were told Nauru and Kiribati may compete, did your source sound optimistic? Or was that all they said?
My source was the games organisers themselves.  They just said this was the state of play at the last survey on who showed interest in participating.

Disappointing that it's just these 3, so it will really be more like the FSM Games.

Is there a link stating that this is the final list of participating teams?  There was meant to be a 7-a-side women's tournament as well...
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February 4th, 2018, 5:52 pm #24

From the organisers' official Facebook page, it says that Nauru and Kiribati (or Kiribiti as is written here) are down for football, but they haven't yet responded to confirm their teams:

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February 4th, 2018, 6:08 pm #25

Maybe it's a brilliant play by the Marshall Islands to wait until all the other teams decide not to bother, then enter at the last minute and win gold by default.
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February 8th, 2018, 4:53 am #26

According to the organisers, the deadline to confirm team entry was 2 weeks ago, but they say they will wait for Nauru and Kiribati, and then update the list above (so it seems Nauru and Kiribati are late, but it doesn't matter, they will still accept their team lists).
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February 17th, 2018, 10:51 am #27

"Update on teams and sports: Nauru has confirmed they will be participating in weightlifting, wrestling and athletics. They may add other sports but these are the only ones confirmed so far. We still have not heard from Kiribati about which teams they're sending."
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February 27th, 2018, 7:22 pm #28

"Kiribati has confirmed they will participate in Track & Field. They are considering participating in football (soccer) and volleyball but have not yet confirmed those two events. "
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February 28th, 2018, 3:27 pm #29

It's good that there is no need to denounce the sterotypes of the islander mentality towards deadlines etc.

It is a tough decision for Kiribati though.  Should they spend their budget on the Micro Games, playing against comparable nations in an event which may very well be cancelled altogether anyway, or should they go to London to be thrashed 15-0 twice by made up non-countries (and 8-0 by Matabeleland)?
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February 28th, 2018, 9:08 pm #30

nfm24 wrote: It's good that there is no need to denounce the sterotypes of the islander mentality towards deadlines etc.

It is a tough decision for Kiribati though.  Should they spend their budget on the Micro Games, playing against comparable nations in an event which may very well be cancelled altogether anyway, or should they go to London to be thrashed 15-0 twice by made up non-countries (and 8-0 by Matabeleland)?
It's a pity no nations are playing at the Micronesian Games (unless Nauru pull off a huge surprise). Kiribati could be the star attraction - the only country taking part.  They'll already get that in London, but they may feel like some more adulation.
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March 1st, 2018, 8:44 am #31

There's still time for the universal recognition of TRNC or Abkhazia before June... or for someone to withdraw (Cascadia?) and a country take their place.

so far we haven't heard whether there are likely to be any visa difficulties in getting some of the teams to London.  Probably we will be told that there is definitely no such problem, and it would be stupid and negative to even suggest the mere idea that there could be a problem, but then in the end, there probably will be.
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March 29th, 2018, 2:26 pm #32

nfm24 wrote: There's still time for the universal recognition of TRNC or Abkhazia before June... or for someone to withdraw (Cascadia?) and a country take their place.

so far we haven't heard whether there are likely to be any visa difficulties in getting some of the teams to London.  Probably we will be told that there is definitely no such problem, and it would be stupid and negative to even suggest the mere idea that there could be a problem, but then in the end, there probably will be.
Palau seems to participate (four teams, so no Kiribati or Nauru....)
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April 1st, 2018, 3:09 pm #33

on the website, Nauru is mentioned and Kiribati tbc, on FB seems to be Palau
the competition will last about 10 days, format ?
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