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jonny
Joined: 02 Nov 2006, 22:03

20 Jul 2007, 11:29 #1

Tahiti will be preparing for the Men`s South Pacific Games at home on Tahiti.
They will be playing 5 friendly matches. They will meet New Caledonian players who live on Tahiti. They will also play against the National team of Moorea , which is part of French Polynesia.
Could somebody explain this for me ? Tahiti is a member of FIFA but only a part of French Polynesia . Tahiti got about 70 % of the population of whole French Polynesia . Players from the other islands cant play on Tahiti NT ?
Moorea island got a national team , that`s news ?
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Nathan
Joined: 03 Jan 2007, 15:49

20 Jul 2007, 11:33 #2

Maybe Moorea should be added to the Non FIFA nations section on the website.
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Tanaka
Joined: 15 Nov 2006, 03:20

21 Jul 2007, 05:42 #3

even in Taiwan,
non-Taipei players can play for Chinese Taipei
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Tanaka
Joined: 15 Nov 2006, 03:20

21 Jul 2007, 06:25 #4

in Roon Ba archive,
before 1970, they were French Polynesia,
now they are Tahiti in name,
can someone explain this?
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TheRoonBa
Joined: 31 Oct 2006, 22:16

21 Jul 2007, 10:41 #5

Tanaka wrote:even in Taiwan,
non-Taipei players can play for Chinese Taipei
"Chinese Taipei" is just the name FIFA use to avoid conflict with China. Everyone in Taiwan calls the island Taiwan. Taipei is only the capital city of Taiwan, so of course people from other cities in Taiwan can play for the national team, this is natural - it is the same for every country.
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TheRoonBa
Joined: 31 Oct 2006, 22:16

21 Jul 2007, 10:42 #6

Tanaka wrote:in Roon Ba archive,
before 1970, they were French Polynesia,
now they are Tahiti in name,
can someone explain this?
The FA decided to change the name of the team. Tahiti sounds much better than French Polynesia I guess, and more people have heard of it - it is a better name to use internationally.
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TheRoonBa
Joined: 31 Oct 2006, 22:16

21 Jul 2007, 10:45 #7

jonny wrote:Could somebody explain this for me ? Tahiti is a member of FIFA but only a part of French Polynesia . Tahiti got about 70 % of the population of whole French Polynesia . Players from the other islands cant play on Tahiti NT ?
Moorea island got a national team , that`s news ?
Other islands in French Polynesia can send players to the Tahiti national team. I think when they started playing as Tahiti, the other islands did not object to using the name Tahiti to represent the whole of French Polynesia. I suppose it is a bit like using Holland to mean the Netherlands - Holland is only a small part of the Netherlands, but many people still (wrongly) call it Holland, even some Dutch people.
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Nathan
Joined: 03 Jan 2007, 15:49

05 Aug 2007, 15:37 #8

Matchday today.
Moorea vs Tahiti
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diclem87.roonba.fr
Joined: 06 Nov 2006, 19:35

06 Aug 2007, 10:06 #9

Nathan wrote:Matchday today.
Moorea vs Tahiti
what´s about the result? It´s the first time that I hear that Moorea has a national team.
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pieter
Joined: 03 Nov 2006, 16:49

09 Aug 2007, 19:23 #10

On the site of the Tahiti FA they do not mention a match against Moorea in the article about the preparations for the SPG, so I presume it did not take place ....?
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TheRoonBa
Joined: 31 Oct 2006, 22:16

09 Aug 2007, 21:40 #11

I think it might have taken place, but was just not mentioned. I e-mailed the Tahiti FA today, so I might get a reply by the end of the week.
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Tanaka
Joined: 15 Nov 2006, 03:20

19 Aug 2007, 05:03 #12

matches results?
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Tanaka
Joined: 15 Nov 2006, 03:20

19 Aug 2007, 05:13 #13

UN NUL POUR L'EQUIPE DE TAHITI NUI FACE AUX BARBARIANS CALEDONIENS
13 août 2007
Vendredi soir, à Pater, l'équipe de Tahiti Nui a réalisé un match nul 2-2 face à l'équipe "Barbarians" des calédoniens des championnats locaux.
La sélection a ensuite pris samedi la direction de la presqu'île à Tautira ou elle suit un stage pour terminer sa préparation avant le départ des premiers joueurs en direction de Samoa le 21 août.
Pour des raisons de difficulté de déplacement, l'équipe de Tahiti Nui organise son voyage pour Samoa en 3 groupes. Le premier part donc le 21, le deuxième le 23 et enfin le troisième (joueurs qui ne devraient pas disputer le match d'ouverture) le 25, jour du premier match contre la Nouvelle-Calédonie.
Une dernière rencontre de préparation attend les joueurs de Kautai ce mercredi 15 août à 15h00 au stade de Tautira toujours face à une opposition de "Barbarians" calédoniens.





match with New Caledonian players who live on Tahiti
??
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pieter
Joined: 03 Nov 2006, 16:49

31 Jan 2008, 19:13 #14

some results from Tahiti against non-FIFA opponents:
august 1978: Ile des Pins -Tahiti 2-3
mai 1987: in Auckland:Queensland-Tahiti 4-0
april 1991: Papeete: Tahiti-ISLV 4-0
Ile des Pins: island dependent of New Caledonia
ISLV: Isles sous le vent (dependent of Tahit)
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Tanaka
Joined: 15 Nov 2006, 03:20

19 Jun 2009, 05:01 #15

should Tahiti play more friendly matches ?? their ranking is too low
they hire ex-French player Lionel Charbonnier as coach,
seems they want to improve their team
and their U-20 players can help their NT
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TheRoonBa
Joined: 31 Oct 2006, 22:16

18 Aug 2009, 03:46 #16

The problem is, who would go to Tahiti for a friendly? The distance is too much for most teams. The same the other way - Tahiti would have to travel great distances to play friendly matches.
I think the best idea would be for Tahiti to play in a friendly tournament, where they could play 4 or 5 matches in one location (at home, or away) against different teams, which would maximise the games-per-distance travelled instead of having teams travel all that way for just 1 or 2 games against the same team.
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pieter
Joined: 03 Nov 2006, 16:49

18 Aug 2009, 06:47 #17

Maybe OFC is part of the problem. Why they do not organise a OFC nations cup at leats every 4 years, apart from WC qualifying.... Then they would have at least 3 tournaments every 4 years (with the SPG included).
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Phistra
Joined: 21 Nov 2013, 10:20

15 Oct 2017, 22:23 #18

I was looking at some leagues worldwide and i find out that in the Tahitian League (and in New Caledonia as well) the points allocation is quite different: For a win you get 4 points, draw 2 points and even a defeat means 1 point.

http://de.soccerway.com/national/tahiti ... on/r34997/

Any explanations for that?
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mattsanger92
Joined: 04 Jul 2011, 10:46

16 Oct 2017, 11:00 #19

I've heard they do that in the French amateur and women's leagues too, it's meant to be an incentive for teams to show up rather than forefit (which would get 0 points as usual). Like any strange rule you have to wonder at how that got to be an issue big enough to need fixing...
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