TBT #09 – Marama Vahirua makes history in Europe

🇫🇷 Français Today’s Throwback Thursday (TBT) episode will take us to a fateful day that is sadly remembered by humanity: September 11, 2001. No, this TBT is not going to talk about the attacks that killed thousand of people in the United States of America. Keep reading and come with us! While the whole worldContinue reading “TBT #09 – Marama Vahirua makes history in Europe”

TBT #08 – when Fiji made history against Australia

On 1 January 2006, Football Federation Australia moved from Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) to Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and since then the Socceroos qualified for all FIFA World Cups at senior level – 2010, 2014 and 2018. New Zealand – the biggest rival of Australia in OFC – became the “Kings of Oceanian football” sinceContinue reading “TBT #08 – when Fiji made history against Australia”

TBT #07 – When Vanuatu faced the world

This week is a very special one for football fans in Vanuatu. Three years ago they had their first opportunity ever to face the world in a FIFA-sanctioned World Cup competition. Despite losing all their matches, their youth players really made Ni-Vanuatu people proud. Vanuatu managed to book a berth in the 2017 U20 FIFAContinue reading “TBT #07 – When Vanuatu faced the world”

TBT #06 – Before Krishna, there was Totori

Roy Krishna is one of the best players ever produced in Pacific; the Fijian made history for his country in Olympic Games and especially at the New Zealand club Wellington Phoenix. The forward scored 51 times for the club what makes him the top goalscorer ever for the unique full-professional side in Oceania. It isContinue reading “TBT #06 – Before Krishna, there was Totori”

TBT #05 – The Samoan roots of Tim Cahill

Timothy Filiga Cahill, more known as Tim Cahill is one of the greatest Australian players of all time. However he also has Samoan roots and he represented Samoa at youth level in the 90s. Born in Sydney, Australia, Tim Cahill and his brother Sean (goalkeeper) were invited by Football Federation Samoa to play 1994 OFCContinue reading “TBT #05 – The Samoan roots of Tim Cahill”

TBT #04 – When Israel almost made history in Oceania

The year was 1989 and people were starting to get anxious for 1990 World Cup. Which teams are going to qualify to the final stage? Will Argentina win again? Can Germany revenge the loss to Argentina in 1986’s final? Well, Germany and Argentina really clashed in 1990 World Cup Final just like they did inContinue reading “TBT #04 – When Israel almost made history in Oceania”

TBT #03 – Forgotten heroes from Solomon Islands

In 2013 Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) was struggling financially and 2014 World Cup qualifier was coming to its end by that time. Solomon Islands was in the final stage alongside New Zealand, Tahiti and New Caledonia fighting for a spot in the Inter-confederation play-offs. The four teams should face each other twice in orderContinue reading “TBT #03 – Forgotten heroes from Solomon Islands”

TBT #02 – When Vanuatu ended New Zealand’s dream

The year was 2004 and Australia was hosting the OFC Nations Cup Final Tournament. Four teams qualified from the previous stage (Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Vanuatu and Fiji) to join New Zealand and Australia in a tournament where each team played every other once in a tournament held in Adelaide. The best two seeded teams wereContinue reading “TBT #02 – When Vanuatu ended New Zealand’s dream”

TBT #01 – The long wait is over!

Throwback Thursday (also known as TBT) is a popular internet trend used among social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Users will often post nostalgic pictures of their past accompanied by the hashtag #TBT or #ThrowbackThursday. It is used by people all over the world to share and relive their past experiences withContinue reading “TBT #01 – The long wait is over!”