For the small nation of Micronesia, the new experiences of their soccer team seems to be just a bit more important than the games they played. Over the past few days, they have played three soccer matches for Olympic qualifying against Tahiti, Fiji, and Vanuatu. However, in the three games they played, they were outscored 114-0. Yes, you read that right. And yes, they play the same type of soccer as everybody else. In today’s earlier game, they were destroyed 46-0 by Vanuatu, another island nation.
The coach told reporters after the game that many of his team’s players had never traveled before, and they were just in the very early stages of soccer. It’s hard to fault such an inexperienced team for losing, but they lost at a historic rate.
See some highlights below if you can bear to watch: