2018 Micronesian Games

Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau

2018 Micronesian Games

Joined: 31 Oct 2006, 22:16

27 Nov 2016, 21:25 #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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28 Nov 2016, 22:22 #2

Too early to tell I guess, but Marshall Islands debut perhaps?
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Joined: 03 Nov 2006, 16:49

07 Jul 2017, 14:39 #3

they are on  Facebook ....it is a year to go, so not sure which islands will participate...
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22 Jul 2017, 09:40 #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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22 Jul 2017, 11:17 #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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22 Jul 2017, 11:43 #6

I can only jope to see Nauru, Marschall Isl and Palau.....
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Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 16:28

24 Jul 2017, 23:28 #7

I think we will be lucky to see more than 3 or 4 teams, but let's hope so.
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25 Jul 2017, 11:09 #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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18 Dec 2017, 15:55 #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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Joined: 13 Nov 2017, 13:43

18 Dec 2017, 16:25 #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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18 Dec 2017, 17:06 #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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18 Dec 2017, 18:50 #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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18 Dec 2017, 19:07 #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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18 Dec 2017, 22:13 #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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19 Dec 2017, 04:35 #15

Do we know if this is going to be full-scale football, or 5-a-side or something ?
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19 Dec 2017, 07:39 #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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19 Dec 2017, 19:54 #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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08 Jan 2018, 15:27 #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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09 Jan 2018, 16:07 #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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09 Jan 2018, 16:27 #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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04 Feb 2018, 19:21 #21

seems only Yap, Pohnpei and Chuuk will play.....not really an international field...
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04 Feb 2018, 20:29 #22

I thought about saying "better than nothing," but actually maybe not.
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04 Feb 2018, 22:45 #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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04 Feb 2018, 22:52 #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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04 Feb 2018, 23:08 #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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08 Feb 2018, 09:53 #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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17 Feb 2018, 15:51 #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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