05/08/2021

Vanuatu Football Memoirs: 2007 Danone Nations Cup

Some Vanuatu Football memories appear online on twitter this week posted by Football Shirt World and they are collecting rare national shirts from across the world.

In a photograph showing Silvain Tenene now playing for Ifira Black Bird and Etienne Blacking now playing with Galaxy Football Club celebrating a goal when Vanuatu played Germany in 2007 Danone Nations Cup in Paris, France.

Danone Nations Cup is organised by Paris Saint-Germain in Parc des Princes Stadium, from 2005 organised by Olympique Lyonnais at Stade de Gerland. Since 2010 in various cities worldwide.

During the U-12 tournament Vanuatu lost to Canada by 3-0 in Group stage, and draws with Poland 0-0, and beat Germany by 3-0.

They advanced to the next stages where they beat Saudi Arabia by 3-0 and again Bangladesh by 1-0 to book a 1/2 finals Places 21-24 where they were beaten by Ireland 1-0 in the 1/2 finals Places 17-20.

In the 19th Place match they meet Poland again and won the match by 1-0.

Other photos include an photograph inside the Port Vila Stadium showing a Pepsi Cola advertisement which was a major sponsor of the Pepsi Cup in the 90s.

Another photograph emerged of a historical match between Vanuatu and the Socceroos in 2000 in Tahiti.