No sports ground, no hotels so no to FIFA for Tuvalu - OFC | Pacific Beat

No sports ground, no hotels so no to FIFA for Tuvalu - OFC

No sports ground, no hotels so no to FIFA for Tuvalu - OFC

Updated 18 December 2013, 9:55 AEDT

The bid by Tuvalu's national football association to be admitted into the FIFA family has attracted worldwide attention.

The country with a population of barely 11 thousand wants a chance to compete in the Oceania Cup and in World Cup qualifying, but so far its efforts have come to nothing.

A group of Dutch football enthusiasts, led by Paul Driessen, claim the Oceania Football Federation won't back Tuvalu's attempt to join the world football family.

But the OFC's General Secretary, Tai Nicholas, says Tuvalu simply doesn't meet FIFA regulations.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Tai Nicholas, General Secretary, Oceania Football Confederation

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