Football: Micronesia hammered again as Vanuatu win 46-0

Vanuatu racked up a new international football record score in their 46-0 defeat of Micronesia.
Vanuatu racked up a new international football record score in their 46-0 defeat of Micronesia.PHOTO: WWW.PORTMORESBY2015.COM/ KEVIN DARLING

SYDNEY (AFP) - Micronesia were humiliated 46-0 by Vanuatu on Tuesday, ending their already dismal Pacific Games campaign on a new low with one of the most lopsided scores ever seen in football.

The latest drubbing follows a 38-0 loss to Fiji and 30-0 scoreline against Tahiti, meaning the Federated States of Micronesia, making their first appearance at an Oceania Football Confederation tournament, have conceded 114 goals in their three group games without reply.

The half-time score was 24-0 and Vanuatu, ranked 200th in the world, did not let up after the break in humid conditions in Papua New Guinea, which is hosting the Pacific Games.

The Pacific Games are a multi-sport event held every four years and this year doubles as the qualifying tournament for next year's Rio Olympics.

Vanuatu striker Jean Kaltack helped himself to 16 goals, rocketing to top spot on the tournament scoring ladder.

Organisers labelled it the biggest win in international football history, although it is unlikely to go in the record books as Micronesia are not Fifa members and it is an under-23 tournament.

The record scoreline in a senior international was American Samoa's 31-0 loss to Australia in 2001.

However, in a lesson for the young Micronesians, the Samoans ignored jibes about being the worst team in history and eventually recorded their first ever win against Tonga in 2011.