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Cook Islands national under-17 football team

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Cook Islands U17
Nickname(s)The Cooks
AssociationCook Islands
Football Association
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachCook Islands Anthony Samuela
CaptainTumatangi Tumatangi
Most capsSunai Joseph (11)
Top scorerConroy Tiputoa (3)
FIFA codeCOK
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Australia 14 – 0 Cook Islands Cook Islands
(New Zealand; April 15, 1997)
Biggest win
 Tonga 1 – 7 Cook Islands Cook Islands
(Apia, Samoa; January 22, 2013)
Biggest defeat
 Australia 14 – 0 Cook Islands Cook Islands
(New Zealand; April 15, 1997)
World Cup
Appearances0
OFC Under-17 Championship
Appearances9 (first in 1997)
Best result6th (2013)

The Cook Islands national under-17 football team is the national U-17 team of the Cook Islands and is controlled by the Cook Islands Football Association. With a population of around 24,000 people, it remains one of the smallest FIFA teams.

Competition Record

FIFA U-17 World Cup record

FIFA U-17 World Cup record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Egypt 1997 to New Zealand 1999 Did not Qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 2001 Withdrew
Finland 2003 to Peru 2005 Did not Qualify
South Korea 2007 to Nigeria 2009 Did not Participate
Mexico 2011 to Brazil 2019 Did not Qualify
Peru 2021 To be determined
Total - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OFC U-17 Championship record

The OFC Under 17 Championship is a tournament held once every two years to decide the only two qualification spots for the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) and its representatives at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

OFC U-17 Championship
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
New Zealand 1997 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 0 26 −26 0
Fiji 1999 Group Stage 5 0 1 4 2 31 −29 0
Samoa&Vanuatu 2001 Withdrew - - - - - - - -
American Samoa&Australia&New Caledonia 2003 Group Stage 4 1 1 2 2 8 −6 4
New Caledonia 2005 Group Stage 4 0 0 4 0 19 −19 0
French Polynesia 2007 Did not Participate - - - - - - - -
New Zealand 2009 Did not Participate - - - - - - - -
New Zealand 2011 Group Stage 4 1 0 3 8 15 −7 3
Samoa&Vanuatu 2013 6th place 8 2 0 6 10 28 −18 6
American Samoa&Samoa 2015 Group Stage 5 0 0 5 2 27 −25 0
Samoa&French Polynesia 2017 Preliminary Round 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6
Tonga&Solomon Islands 2018 Preliminary Round 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
Total 6th place 39 6 3 30 31 165 -134 21

Current Technical Staff

Position
Head coach Cook Islands Delaney Yaqona
Assistant coach Cook Islands Donald Munro
Team manager Cook Islands Junior Areai
Physio Cook Islands Pare Tangata

Current squad

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Siana Short 2 0 Cook Islands Matavera
20 1GK Jireh Vunibaka 0 0 Cook Islands Puaikura

2 2DF Luke Areai (2002-09-21) September 21, 2002 (age 18) 1 0 Cook Islands Matavera
3 2DF Temaruata Tearaitoa 3 0 Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga
5 2DF Tereapii Matamaki (2002-09-02) September 2, 2002 (age 19) 0 0 Cook Islands Titikaveka
16 2DF Silas Trego 1 0 Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga
18 2DF Tepa Tuaputa 2 0 Cook Islands Puaikura

4 3MF Tumatangi Tumatangi (2002-07-11) July 11, 2002 (age 19) 3 0 Cook Islands Puaikura
6 3MF Teariki Pumati 1 0 Cook Islands Nikao Sokattack
7 3MF Okirua Eliu 3 0 Cook Islands Nikao Sokattack
8 3MF Ivan Smith 3 0 Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga
10 3MF Brayden Kamana 3 0 Cook Islands Titikaveka
12 3MF Koizumi Henry 2 0 Cook Islands Titikaveka
14 3MF Tamatoa Nicholas 3 0 Cook Islands Avatiu
15 3MF Kapi Puri 0 0 Cook Islands Matavera

9 4FW John Karika 3 0 Cook Islands Puaikura
11 4FW Toru Mateariki 3 1 Cook Islands Nikao Sokattack
17 4FW Logan Leaity 0 0 New Zealand

Squad for the 2017 OFC U-17 Championship First Round

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Manaariki Pierre (2001-03-16) March 16, 2001 (age 20) 3 0 Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga
20 1GK Finlay Munro (2000-05-18) May 18, 2000 (age 21) 0 0 Cook Islands

2 2DF Sean Iona (2000-02-27) February 27, 2000 (age 21) 3 0 Cook Islands
3 2DF Avi Enoka (2001-11-01) November 1, 2001 (age 19) 0 0 Cook Islands
5 2DF Grafton Potoru (2000-05-07) May 7, 2000 (age 21) 3 0 Cook Islands
12 2DF Rimatapu Paio (2001-07-14) July 14, 2001 (age 20) 2 0 Cook Islands Titikaveka
16 2DF Roimata Karika (2001-05-23) May 23, 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Cook Islands Puaikura

4 3MF William Napa (2000-07-04) July 4, 2000 (age 21) 8 0 New Zealand Mount Albert Grammar
6 3MF Andrew Herman (2001-06-26) June 26, 2001 (age 20) 3 0 Cook Islands
7 3MF Geosah George (2001-09-26) September 26, 2001 (age 19) 3 0 Cook Islands
8 3MF Parau Ellis (2001-07-18) July 18, 2001 (age 20) 3 0 Cook Islands Nikao Sokattak
10 3MF Conroy Tiputoa (2000-03-13) March 13, 2000 (age 21) 3 3 New Zealand Mount Albert Grammar
14 3MF Teporoa Henry (2000-05-12) May 12, 2000 (age 21) 3 0 Cook Islands
17 3MF Daryl Areai (2001-05-30) May 30, 2001 (age 20) 2 0 Cook Islands Matavera
18 3MF Willynn Karika (2000-05-06) May 6, 2000 (age 21) 3 0 Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga

9 4FW Toru Mateariki (2000-03-11) March 11, 2000 (age 21) 0 0 Cook Islands Nikao Sokattak
11 4FW Lee Harmon (2001-10-23) October 23, 2001 (age 19) 3 0 Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga
15 4FW Kimiora Ngametua (2000-03-22) March 22, 2000 (age 21) 3 2 Cook Islands

Results and fixtures

2015

13 January 2015 2015 OFC U-17 Championship Cook Islands Cook Islands 0–3 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Samoa Apia, Samoa
16:30 UTC+12 Report Brendon Kambula Goal 13'
Martin Tokwakwasi Goal 75'
Freddy Tupani Goal 90'
Stadium: J. S. Blatter Complex
Referee: Tonga Ichikawa Polovili
15 January 2015 2015 OFC U-17 Championship New Caledonia New Caledonia 8–1 Cook Islands Cook Islands Samoa Apia, Samoa
19:00 UTC+12 Etienne Poanoui Goal 4'55'
Jimmy Guseal Goal 5'
Henri Boucheron Goal 29'90+2'
Goal 50' (o.g.)
Joris Kenon Goal 57'
Maxime Betoulle Goal 76'
Report Rouruina Mariri Goal 10' Stadium: J. S. Blatter Complex
Referee: Vanuatu Robinson Banga
17 January 2015 2015 OFC U-17 Championship Cook Islands Cook Islands 1–5 Samoa Samoa Samoa Apia, Samoa
19:00 UTC+12 Samuel Koiatu Goal 29' Report Mose Sofala Goal 8'
Goal 24' (o.g.)
David Wensley Goal 55'61'
Frank Mariner Goal 68'
Stadium: J. S. Blatter Complex
Referee: Solomon Islands Gerald Oiaka
19 January 2015 2015 OFC U-17 Championship Fiji Fiji 5–0 Cook Islands Cook Islands Samoa Apia, Samoa
16:30 UTC+12 Simeli Batiratu Goal 24'59'77'
Muni Reddy Goal 37'
France Catarogo Goal 90'
Report Stadium: J. S. Blatter Complex
Referee: Solomon Islands Nelson Sogo
21 January 2015 2015 OFC U-17 Championship New Zealand New Zealand 6–0 Cook Islands Cook Islands Samoa Apia, Samoa
14:00 UTC+12 Oliver Ceci Goal 4'
Jamie Woodlock Goal 45+2'56'66'72'
Sean Skeens Goal 82'
Report Stadium: J. S. Blatter Complex
Referee: Solomon Islands Nelson Sogo

2016

4 July 2016 (2016-07-04) 2017 OFC U-17 Championship Tonga  2–3  Cook Islands Samoa Apia, Samoa
16:30 Faivailo Goal 45'
Tokotaha Goal 90+1' (pen.)
Report Tomasi Goal 19' (o.g.)
Tiputoa Goal 20'
Ngametua Goal 89'
Stadium: J.S. Blatter Stadium
Attendance: 200[1]
Referee: Averii Jacques (Tahiti)
6 July 2016 (2016-07-06) 2017 OFC U-17 Championship American Samoa  1–3  Cook Islands Samoa Apia, Samoa
16:30 Pouli Goal 29' Report Tiputoa Goal 21'25'
Ngametua Goal 90+3'
Stadium: J.S. Blatter Stadium
Attendance: 300[2]
Referee: Robinson Banga (Vanuatu)
8 July 2016 (2016-07-08) 2017 OFC U-17 Championship Cook Islands  0–2  Samoa Samoa Apia, Samoa
19:00 Report Savelio Goal 90+1'
Sauiluma Goal 90+4'
Stadium: J.S. Blatter Stadium
Attendance: 300[3]
Referee: Averii Jacques (Tahiti)

2018

14 July 2018 (2018-07-14) 2018 OFC U-16 Championship Preliminary stage Samoa  3–0  Cook Islands Tonga Nuku'alofa, Tonga
11:00
Report Stadium: Loto-Tonga Soka Center
Attendance: 100
Referee: New Zealand Campbell-Kirk Waugh (New Zealand)
17 July 2018 (2018-07-17) 2018 OFC U-16 Championship Preliminary stage Tonga  0–0  Cook Islands Tonga Nuku'alofa, Tonga
14:00 Report Stadium: Loto-Tonga Soka Center
Attendance: 200
Referee: Vanuatu Joel Hopken (Vanuatu)
20 July 2018 (2018-07-20) 2018 OFC U-16 Championship Preliminary stage Cook Islands  1–3  American Samoa Tonga Nuku'alofa, Tonga
11:00
  • Mateariki Goal 50' (pen.)
Report
  • Taumua Goal 31' (pen.)
  • Lauvao Goal 67' (pen.)
  • Leatualevao Goal 86'
Stadium: Loto-Tonga Soka Center
Attendance: 150
Referee: Solomon Islands Ben Aukwai (Solomon Islands)


List Of Coaches

  • Cook Islands Tuka Tisam (2011–2013)
  • Fiji Delaney Yaqona (2015)
  • England Richard Anderson (2016)
  • Cook Islands Delaney Yagona (2017)
  • Cook Islands Anthony Samuela (2017–)

References

  1. ^ "2016 OFC U-17 Championship Preliminary Match Summary: Tonga – Cook Islands" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "2016 OFC U-17 Championship Preliminary Match Summary: American Samoa – Cook Islands" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-09. Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  3. ^ "2016 OFC U-17 Championship Preliminary Match Summary: Cook Islands – Samoa" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation.[permanent dead link]
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