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New Zealand bans Aito Taure from the U-20 World Cup

Tahiti, September 21, 2022 – Aito Taure lost (2-0) on Wednesday night at Batter Stadium to New Zealand in the semi-finals of the Oceania U19 Championship. The Tahitians played a very good match but New Zealand will play the final against the winner Fiji (1-0) from New Caledonia. Tahiti did not get its ticket for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which will be held in May-June 2023 in Indonesia.

That logic was respected on Wednesday night at Batter Stadium in front of well-stocked stands for Tahiti’s Choice fans. New Zealand, the favorites for the tournament, had previously passed quietly in the pool match and the quarter-finals, scoring 28 goals. However, it suffered from the selection of fenua who gave their best match of the tournament. Tahitians can feel sorry for losing a ticket to the final and thus the U-20 World Cup.

Bruno Tehamuana had a game changer against Vanuatu, with Matai Babura starting the match in attack instead of Hinoa Orientz. The kiwi, with two effective strikers, Kia Donkers and Oliver Collotti, composing 8 and 7 goals in the previous matches, were well kept by the Tahiti defense and the whole team played harmoniously. However, the start of the match was not reassuring for Aito Toure, who conceded a goal after less than a minute of play, with Kiwi defender Isaac Hughes heading a free kick outside the middle (1-0).

The Tahiti hopefuls had the advantage of stopping the match immediately. As the minutes passed, Captain Tivatini Teomir and his comrades showed themselves more and more to the point of dominating the debates, especially thanks to Rehity Duiber, valuable in the middle, and for the best chances. The Tahiti selection produced attractive football and goalkeeper Anapa De Bruyne was reassured with his few tackles. The conditions seemed fulfilled for ‘Aito Tauré’a to achieve this feat, even if belatedly. The New Zealanders held their advantage until the break, when nothing was decided given the face of the first period.

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