Tiaon Miika

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Tiaon Miika
Personal information
Full nameTiaon Miika
Place of birth Kiribati
Playing position Goalkeeper
Number 2 [1]
National team
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2011– Kiribati 3 (0)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 May 2013

Tiaon Miike is an I-Kiribati footballer who plays as a Goalkeeper. He represents Kiribati at international level. [2]

Taetae ni Kiribati or Gilbertese, also Kiribati, is a Micronesian language of the Austronesian language family. It has a basic verb–object–subject word order.

Association football Team field sport played between two teams of eleven players with spherical ball

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International career

He has represented Kiribati at senior level and played 3 games at the 2011 Pacific Games, two of them as goalkeeper, conceding nine goals against Fiji [3] and seventeen against Papua New Guinea, [4] and one in an outfield position in their 1–17 loss to Tahiti. [5]

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References

  1. "Kiribati Official Team List". oceaniafootball.com. Oceania Football Confederation. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  2. "Tiaon Miika". national-football-teams.com. National Football Teams. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  3. "Fiji 9 – 0 Kiribati". oceaniafootball.com. Oceania Football Confederation. 30 August 2011. Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  4. "Kiribati 1 – 17 Papua New Guinea". oceaniafootball.com. Oceania Football Confederation. 3 September 2011. Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  5. "Kiribati 1 – 17 Tahiti". oceaniafootball.com. Oceania Football Confederation. 4 September 2011. Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013.