Niue national soccer team

The Niue national soccer team was the national soccer team of Niue, controlled by the Niue Island Soccer Association. It was not a member of FIFA, although it was an associate member of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) until its membership was revoked in 2021 due to inactivity.[3] Because it wasn't a FIFA member, the team was already ineligible to enter the World Cup even when it was still an OFC member.[4]

Niue
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationNiue Football Association
ConfederationOFC (Affiliate until 2021)
Most capsBradley Punu
Brandy Falepeau
Colin Ikinepule
Deve Talagi
Foli Ikitule
Lamosa Sionetuato
Lefulefu Hipa
Lopesi Sehina
Speedo Hetutu
Tea Konelio
Tahafa Talagi (2)
Home stadiumPaliati Grounds
FIFA codeNIU
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Tahiti 14–0 Niue 
(Apia, Western Samoa; 20 August 1983)[1]
Biggest win
None
Biggest defeat
 Niue 0–19 Papua New Guinea 
(Apia, Western Samoa; 22 August 1983)

Niue has so far played only two games – both at the 1983 South Pacific Games. A 0–14 loss to Tahiti was followed by a 0–19 loss to Papua New Guinea.

ResultsEdit

Niue score is shown first in each case.

No. Date Venue Opponents Score Competition Niue scorers Att. Ref.
1 20 August 1983 Apia (N)   Tahiti 0–14 1983 South Pacific Games [5][6][7]
2 22 August 1983 Apia (N)   Papua New Guinea 0–19 1983 South Pacific Games [5][6][7]

Record by opponentEdit

Up to matches played on 22 August 1983.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD WPCT
  Papua New Guinea 1 0 0 1 0 19 −19 0.00
  Tahiti 1 0 0 1 0 14 −14 0.00
Total 2 0 0 2 0 33 −33 0.00

PlayersEdit

An 11-man squad was originally selected for the 1983 South Pacific Games.[8]

  • Bradley Punu
  • Brandy Falepeau
  • Colin Ikinepule
  • Deve Talagi
  • Foli Ikitule
  • Lamosa Sionetuato
  • Lefulefu Hipa
  • Lopesi Sehina
  • Speedo Hetutu
  • Tahafa Talagi
  • Tea Konelio

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Elo Ratings: Niue". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 29 November 2022. Retrieved 29 November 2022.
  3. ^ "Niue removed as associate member of Oceania Football". Radio NZ International. 6 March 2021.
  4. ^ "OFC Statutes, Article 10, Section 2b" (PDF). OFC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2009.
  5. ^ a b "World Football Elo Ratings: Niue". www.eloratings.net. World Football Elo Ratings. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  6. ^ a b Courtney, Barrie (26 April 2002). "Niue - List of International Matches". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  7. ^ a b Cruickshank, Mark; Morrison, Neil; Veroeveren, Pieter (17 October 2016). "South Pacific Games 1983 (Western Samoa)". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  8. ^ "ISTAN KOLEKCJI – 10000!!!!!!". Kolekcjajack74. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2014.