The first soccer tournament of the Micronesia Games, held in August 1998 in Koror (Palau). Official name: 'WCTC Shell Soccer Exhibition'
Participants: Northern Marianas Guam Palau Palau B Yap Pohnpei NB: Yap and Pohnpei are two states in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Yap played with a real selection from the island, while Pohnpei featured foreign players with little connection to Pohnpei. The Yap team may be considered a national selection of the FSM, but the first real internationals of FSM only took place in June 1999 on Guam (0-3 and 1-4 losses against the hosts). Final Table: Group Stage (Jul 28-Aug 2): Guam 15-0 Yap N.Marianas 8-0 Yap Guam 2-1 N.Marianas (on Jul 30) Guam 15-2 Palau A (on Aug 1) Guam 4-0 Palau B Guam 16-1 Pohnpei N.Marianas 8-0 Palau B N.Marianas bt Palau A N.Marianas bt Pohnpei Palau B bt Palau A Palau B bt Yap Palau B bt Pohnpei Palau A 7-1 Yap Palau A 7-1 Pohnpei Yap bt Pohnpei 1.Guam 5 5 0 0 52- 4 15 2.Northern Marianas 5 4 0 1 40- 5 12 3.Palau B 5 3 0 2 30-26 9 4.Palau A 5 2 0 3 26-40 6 5.Yap 5 1 0 4 13-39 3 6.Pohnpei 5 0 0 5 GD -47 0 Fifth Place Match [Aug 3] Yap 5-4 Pohnpei [or 5-4 on pen?] Third Place Match [Aug 3] Palau A 6-3 Palau B [Stephen Stefano scored 5 goals for Palau A] Final [Aug 3] N.Marianas 3-0 Guam [Charles Kewo, Chris Guerrero (2)] Top scorer - Matt Naputi (Guam) - 13 goals Most Valuable Player - Nizamuddin (Palau B)
Micronesian Cup 1999
Micronesian Games 2001
Sources: President of the FA of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)
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