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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Vanuatu Men's National Soccer Team News


July 7, 2015 - Vanuatu keeps on kicking over Micronesia
"Vanuatu's men's national soccer team defeated Micronesia 46-0 in a Pacific Games match Tuesday. Vanuatu – which is ranked 200th in the world – was up 24-0 at halftime, and scored 22 more goals after the break. The match would be considered one of the most lopsided results in international soccer history if Micronesia were affiliated with FIFA. While this may seem like one team disrespectfully running up the score against a much lesser opponent, Vanuatu actually had a good excuse for scoring 46 goals. Because of how the tiebreaker rules worked, in order to have any shot to advance to the semifinals, Vanuatu needed to score as many goals as possible.... Since both Tahiti and Fiji had each already clobbered Micronesia 30-0 and 36-0, to give them six and four points respectively after two games, Vanuatu's only hope was to finish in a second place tie with Fiji, and advance by way of a tiebreaker (goal differential). In order for Vanuatu to do so, they needed to beat Micronesia by enough goals to surpass Fiji's +38 goal differential, and hope Fiji lost to Tahiti." - Business Insider

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