Tag: oceania

Tahiti at the 2013 Confederations Cup: a dream fulfilled

“We’re playing with the big boys now,” was the verdict of the Tahiti coach Eddie Etaeta. Never was a truer word spoken. Etaeta, a school teacher and former national team player and…

The Socceroos’ quest for footballing parity

THROUGHOUT ITS GLORIOUS HISTORY, many of the beautiful game’s most revered talents have cemented their sacred status by transcending the limits of domestic football, discovering an altogether more elusive form of heroism…

Anthony Hudson: modernity, ambition and talent

IT’S EARLY EVENING on the west coast of Ireland when I pick up the phone to ring Anthony Hudson, New Zealand’s current trail-blazing international manager. Having taken the reigns in late 2014 in…