Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea

Joined: November 14th, 2006, 10:20 pm

February 15th, 2011, 5:25 am #1

Chung also confirmed they envisage friendly matches with the Solomon Islands and possible tours to Malaysia, New Caledonia and Australia if viable.
“We are also seriously considering inviting a representative side from Jayapura to play a friendly match in Wewak,” he added.
http://www.pngfootball.com.pg/News/View ... fault.aspx
playing with Asian teams...
they didn't play with Asian teams after mid-80s
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Joined: October 31st, 2006, 5:16 pm

February 15th, 2011, 4:08 pm #2

Tanaka wrote:Chung also confirmed they envisage friendly matches with the Solomon Islands and possible tours to Malaysia, New Caledonia and Australia if viable.
“We are also seriously considering inviting a representative side from Jayapura to play a friendly match in Wewak,” he added.
http://www.pngfootball.com.pg/News/View ... fault.aspx
playing with Asian teams...
they didn't play with Asian teams after mid-80s
Friendly matches with regional selections won't help their FIFA ranking. I hope they play some national teams, but Australia and even Malaysia seem too strong. It would be good if they could play teams like Laos and Cambodia.
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Joined: February 27th, 2008, 11:19 am

February 17th, 2011, 12:22 pm #3

Persipura Jayapura is a club in the Indonesian province of West Papua and that plays in the Indonesian top division. So I think it could be a good test.
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Joined: November 3rd, 2006, 11:49 am

August 1st, 2014, 4:29 am #4

PNG is planning a friendly with Singapore in preparation of the Pacific Games....(TBC)
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Joined: October 31st, 2006, 5:16 pm

August 3rd, 2014, 8:24 pm #5

Good match for PNG if they can get it. Singapore should be too strong though. I think they would be better playing Brunei or Laos.
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Joined: November 3rd, 2006, 11:49 am

September 6th, 2014, 11:32 am #6

good result, Singapore is not much stronger
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Joined: October 31st, 2006, 5:16 pm

September 6th, 2014, 4:49 pm #7

Quite a surprising result for me. 3 or 4 years ago, Singapore would have won this match 5 or 6-0. PNG hasn't played since 2012, but they had some good results then (only lost 2-1 to New Zealand, for example).
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Joined: November 3rd, 2006, 11:49 am

September 20th, 2014, 8:26 am #8

"Miric says the next step for staff and management is to look at playing further
friendly matches in South-East Asia if possible."
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Joined: October 31st, 2006, 5:16 pm

October 12th, 2014, 8:37 am #9

PNG showing what I expected today - Philippines 3-0 Papua New Guinea in the first 20 minutes. I think they should be concentrating on playing teams like Laos and Cambodia, who seem to be more at their level. A heavy defeat today might persuade PNG to do that next time.
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Joined: November 3rd, 2006, 11:49 am

October 12th, 2014, 10:57 am #10

anyway it is good to see them play their Asian neighbours; for the other Oceania teams the distances are bigger....
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Joined: July 4th, 2011, 6:46 am

October 12th, 2014, 11:38 am #11

TheRoonBa wrote:
PNG showing what I expected today - Philippines 3-0 Papua New Guinea in the first 20 minutes. I think they should be concentrating on playing teams like Laos and Cambodia, who seem to be more at their level. A heavy defeat today might persuade PNG to do that next time.
But then based on your 'few years ago' point, Philippines haven't been regional powerhouses for too long... but I agree with your point on playing some of the smaller teams if only to get them active a little more...
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Joined: October 31st, 2006, 5:16 pm

October 12th, 2014, 6:32 pm #12

Yes - however, I don't think Papua New Guinea have improved that much in the last few years. It does little for their development to lose 5-0 (and I believe Philippines must have eased up after being 5-0 ahead at half-time). I think the 2-1 defeat to Singapore was a fluke (I doubt whether they could get such a good result consistently). In actual fact, joining AFF would be a good idea for them, then they could participate in the Suzuki Cup qualifiers with Brunei, Laos, Cambodia, East Timor - teams they have a good chance of beating, and would also get more regular competition, as AFF has more regular men's, women's, youth, futsal and now beach soccer competitions.
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Joined: April 7th, 2007, 12:28 pm

October 12th, 2014, 7:16 pm #13

It's important to play teams who are better than you, not just those of your own standard or lower.

It's an ongoing irritation to me that virtually all teams in the world describe themselves perennially as "developing" or "building".
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Joined: October 31st, 2006, 5:16 pm

October 12th, 2014, 7:37 pm #14

nfm24 wrote:
It's an ongoing irritation to me that virtually all teams in the world describe themselves perennially as "developing" or "building".
The 2098 World Cup is what it's all about.  The last World Cup before the end of the world. The winners get to board the last escape pod to Mars.
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Joined: April 7th, 2007, 12:28 pm

October 12th, 2014, 9:59 pm #15

I will stay behind and live underground with my fellow Morlocks.
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Joined: November 3rd, 2006, 11:49 am

October 13th, 2014, 3:44 pm #16

"It was a hastily-organized friendly, with the announcement of the match coming
less than a week before it was played and a few days after the Azkals' date with
Malaysia was canceled. Papua New Guinea also had a scheduled friendly versus
Timor Leste that did not push through. It was the first international friendly
between the two countries."
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Joined: November 3rd, 2006, 11:49 am

December 21st, 2017, 3:10 am #17

Bougainville played in the PNG Games 2017....any results available?
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Joined: October 31st, 2006, 5:16 pm

December 21st, 2017, 12:21 pm #18

pieter wrote: Bougainville played in the PNG Games 2017....any results available?
The PNG Games has been a regular event since 2003 - there are some results online for previous years.  

2003 (1st)
?

2005 (2nd)
?

2007 (3rd)
17-11-07 Bougainville 4-1  Enga
18-11-07 National Capital District 0-0  Bougainville
19-11-07 Morobe 7-0  Bougainville

2009 (4th)
25-11-09 Bougainville 1-0 Madang

2012 (5th)


2014 (6th)
New Ireland 1-0 Bougainville
East New Britain ?-? Bougainville
Jiwaka ?-? Bougainville

2017 (7th)
Bougainville 7-2 Eastern Highlands (1st match)
West New Britain 3-2 Bougainville (semi-final)
Bougainville 3-2 Manus (3rd place match)
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