Soccer-Tahiti happy to be on soccer’s world stage – twice (Reuters)

By Mike Collett LONDON, June 7 (Reuters) – Tahiti will take their place on soccer’s world stage for the first time at the Confederations Cup in Brazil this month – but it won’t be their last because in September the Pacific Ocean island is hosting FIFA’s Beach Soccer World Cup. “Many people are surprised we actually play football on grass and not just on the beach for fun, but we do, and we are improving at it,” Henri Thierry Ariiotima, the president of the Tahiti FA, told Reuters at last week’s FIFA Congress in Mauritius. …

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