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Samoa national under-20 football team

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Samoa U20
AssociationFootball Federation Samoa
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachSamoa Desmond Fa'aiuaso
CaptainHarlen Russell
Most capsSamuelu Malo (6)
Top scorerPago Tunupopo
Samuelu Malo (4)
FIFA codeSAM
First colours
Second colours
First international
Samoa Western Samoa 0–5 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
(Suva, Fiji; September 3, 1988)
Biggest win
American Samoa American Samoa 0–5 Samoa Samoa
(Nukuʻalofa, Tonga; June 21, 2016)
Biggest defeat
New Zealand New Zealand 16–0 Western Samoa Samoa
(Suva, Fiji; September 5, 1988)
World Cup
Appearances0
OFC U-20 Championship
Appearances9 (1988, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2016, 2018)
Best resultGroup Stage (7 times)
Current season

The Samoa national under-20 association football team (Samoan: Sāmoa soka au) represents Samoa in under-20 competitions and is controlled by the Football Federation Samoa, the governing body for football in Samoa. Samoa's U20 home ground is Toleafoa J.S Blatter Soccer Stadium in Apia.[1] It was known as the Western Samoa national under-20 football team until 1997, following the renaming of the country. Samoa is a part of the FIFA Goal project.[2]

Competitive record

OFC

The OFC Under 20 Qualifying Tournament 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-20 World Cup.

OFC Under 20 Qualifying Tournament
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
French Polynesia 1974 to New Zealand 1986 Did not enter
Fiji 1988 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 1 31
Fiji 1990 Did not enter
French Polynesia 1992
Fiji 1994 Group stage 3 1 0 2 2 6
French Polynesia 1997 Did not enter
Samoa 1998 Group stage 3 1 0 2 1 12
New CaledoniaCook Islands 2001 Group stage 5 2 0 3 6 22
VanuatuFiji 2002 Group stage 4 1 0 3 6 12
Solomon Islands 2005 Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 22
New Zealand 2007 Seventh Place 6 0 0 6 4 33
French Polynesia 2008 Did not enter
New Zealand 2011
Fiji 2013
Fiji 2014
TongaVanuatu 2016 Preliminary Round 3 1 1 1 8 4
Cook IslandsFrench Polynesia 2018 Preliminary Round 3 2 1 0 5 1
Total Group stage 33 8 2 23 34 143

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2018 OFC U-19 Championship from 26 May to 2 June 2018. Names in italics denote players who have been capped for the Senior team.

Caps and goals as of 2 June 2018 after the game against Tonga.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Junior Loau (1999-12-26) 26 December 1999 (age 21) 0 0 Samoa Moaula United
21 1GK Osa Savelio (2000-05-02) 2 May 2000 (age 21) 3 0 Samoa Lepea

2 2DF Sean Atherton (1999-09-24) 24 September 1999 (age 22) 3 0 New Zealand
3 2DF Matthew-Jas Castro (1999-01-18) 18 January 1999 (age 22) 3 0 United States Torrey Pines
4 2DF Iona Ale (1999-08-11) 11 August 1999 (age 22) 3 0 Australia United Park Eagles
5 2DF Jay Popese (2000-08-03) 3 August 2000 (age 21) 3 0 Samoa Vaipuna
6 2DF Jefferson Faamatau (2000-07-12) 12 July 2000 (age 21) 3 0 Samoa Vaipuna
10 2DF Stanley Mamea (2000-01-07) 7 January 2000 (age 21) 0 0 Samoa Kiwi
12 2DF Peter Felise (2000-12-24) 24 December 2000 (age 20) 0 0 Samoa Lepea
24 2DF Harlen Russell (2000-03-27) 27 March 2000 (age 21) 3 0 New Zealand Onehunga Sports

7 3MF Samuelu Malo (1999-04-04) 4 April 1999 (age 22) 6 4 Samoa Kiwi
8 3MF Daniele Scaroni (2001-09-12) 12 September 2001 (age 20) 3 0 Samoa Lepea
14 3MF Dilo Tumua (2000-03-15) 15 March 2000 (age 21) 2 0 Samoa Vaipuna
15 3MF Paul Felise (2000-12-24) 24 December 2000 (age 20) 0 0 Samoa Lepea
17 3MF Samu Galu Tauasa (2002-05-07) 7 May 2002 (age 19) 1 0 Samoa Moaula United
23 3MF Darcy Knight (2000-02-18) 18 February 2000 (age 21) 3 0 New Zealand South Auckland

9 4FW Laauli Blakelock (2003-01-29) 29 January 2003 (age 18) 2 0 New Zealand Wellington Phoenix Academy
11 4FW Henry Smith (1999-05-23) 23 May 1999 (age 22) 3 3 Samoa Faatoia
13 4FW Tawa Saofaiga (2002-03-04) 4 March 2002 (age 19) 3 0 Samoa Lepea
16 4FW Jeffery Leiataua (2000-09-17) 17 September 2000 (age 21) 0 0 Samoa Faatoia

Squad for the 2016 OFC U-20 Championship

Caps and goals updated as of 28 June 2016 after the game against Tonga.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Faalavelave Matagi (1997-03-13) 13 March 1997 (age 24) 3 0 Samoa Lupe ole Soaga
20 1GK Eteuati Tomasi (1997-09-26) September 26, 1997 (age 24) 0 0

2 2DF Peter Hunt (1999-06-29) 29 June 1999 (age 22) 3 0
3 2DF Timothy Hunt (1997-03-11) 11 March 1997 (age 24) 3 1 Samoa Lupe ole Soaga
4 2DF Tauati Tanoai (1998-04-19) 19 April 1998 (age 23) 3 0 Samoa Lupe ole Soaga
5 2DF Maiseli Matamu (1997-10-22) October 22, 1997 (age 24) 0 0
17 2DF Slade Omeri (1998-10-09) 9 October 1998 (age 23) 2 0
18 2DF Fagupo Teletolio (2000-10-05) October 5, 2000 (age 21) 3 0

6 3MF Xavier Tanielu (1999-03-02) March 2, 1999 (age 22) 3 0
7 3MF Christopher Gale (1998-04-23) April 23, 1998 (age 23) 3 0
8 3MF Vaa Taualai (1998-06-04) 4 June 1998 (age 23) 2 0 Samoa Lupe ole Soaga
9 3MF Samuelu Malo (1999-04-04) 4 April 1999 (age 22) 3 2 Samoa Lupe ole Soaga
13 3MF Esekielu Laussen (1997-07-25) 25 July 1997 (age 24) 1 0
14 3MF Joseph Selemaia (1998-05-02) May 2, 1998 (age 23) 0 0
19 3MF Faafouina Felise (1997-10-07) October 7, 1997 (age 24) 0 0

10 4FW Frank Mariner (1998-08-04) 4 August 1998 (age 23) 3 1
11 4FW Brian Simi (1999-05-12) May 12, 1999 (age 22) 2 0
12 4FW Pago Tunupopo (1997-03-24) 24 March 1997 (age 24) 2 4
15 4FW Vaatausili Vaa (1997-12-10) December 10, 1997 (age 23) 3 0
16 4FW Timote Halahingano (1999-06-15) 15 June 1999 (age 22) 0 0 Samoa Vaipuna Sports Club

Results and fixtures

2016

21 June 2016 2016 OFC U-20 Championship American Samoa  0–5  Samoa Tonga Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
15:00 Report Mariner Goal 12'
Malo Goal 30'
Hunt Goal 48'
Tunupopo Goal 64'75'
Stadium: Loto-Tonga Soka Centre
Attendance: 250[3]
Referee: Solomon Islands Nelson Sogo (Solomon Islands)
24 June 2016 2016 OFC U-20 Championship Samoa  0–1  Cook Islands Tonga Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
15:00 Report D. Tiputoa Goal 85' Stadium: Loto-Tonga Soka Centre
Attendance: 200[4]
Referee: New Zealand Campbell-Kirk Waugh (New Zealand)
27 June 2016 2016 OFC U-20 Championship Samoa  3–3  Tonga Tonga Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
15:00 Tunupopo Goal 66'70'
Malo Goal 80'
Report Polovili Goal 10'40'73' Stadium: Loto-Tonga Soka Centre
Attendance: 300[5]
Referee: New Zealand Campbell-Kirk Waugh (New Zealand)

2018

26 May 2018 (2018-05-26) 2018 OFC U-19 Championship Preliminary stage American Samoa  0–3  Samoa Cook Islands Rarotonga, Cook Islands
13:30 Report
  • Smith Goal 77'81'90+3'
Stadium: CIFA Academy Field
Attendance: 100
Referee: Vanuatu Robinson Banga (Vanuatu)
29 May 2018 (2018-05-29) 2018 OFC U-19 Championship Preliminary stage Cook Islands  0–1  Samoa Cook Islands Rarotonga, Cook Islands
16:30 Report
Stadium: CIFA Academy Field
Attendance: 250
Referee: French Polynesia Kader Zitouni (Tahiti)
1 June 2018 (2018-06-01) 2018 OFC U-19 Championship Preliminary stage Samoa  1–1  Tonga Cook Islands Rarotonga, Cook Islands
13:30
Report Stadium: CIFA Academy Field
Attendance: 125
Referee: New Zealand Cory Mills (New Zealand)

References

  1. ^ http://www.football-lineups.com/stadium/743/ "Football Lineups – Toleafoa J.S. Blatter Complex" Retrieved 15 August 2011
  2. ^ FIFA.com "FIFA.com – Samoa: FIFA Goal Programme" Retrieved 15 August 2011
  3. ^ "2016 OFC U-20 Championship Preliminary Match Summary: American Samoa - Samoa" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-05.
  4. ^ "2016 OFC U-20 Championship Preliminary Match Summary: Samoa - Cook Islands" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-06.
  5. ^ "2016 OFC U-20 Championship Preliminary Match Summary: Samoa - Tonga" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-07.
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