Saturday, November 2, 2013

3 November 2012 - The Result Might Have Spoiled The Achievement A Little

On 3 November 2012, Solomon Islands goalkeeper Paul Huia became the first person to compete at the international level in all three FIFA sports.

He started his road to his historic treble by representing the Solomon Islands at the 2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, where, despite serving as the back-up to starting keeper Fred Hale, he appeared in all three matches. In September 2012, he added a second sport by playing in the Solomon Islands' third-round loss to New Zealand in a qualifier for the 2014 World Cup.

The third piece of the puzzle fell into place two months later when he represented his country in their opening game of the 2012 Futsal World Cup. Unfortunately, they lost to Russia 16-0. 

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