26 Nov 2011

American Samoa continue to make football history

2:42 pm on 26 November 2011

Hosts Samoa and neighbours American Samoa are set for a winner-takes-all showdown on the final day of the Oceania Football Confederation stage one qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The two Samoas both posted 1-1 draws against Tonga and Cook Islands respectively and American Samoa now need to win Sunday's crucial match while a point will be enough for Samoa to take the title and progress to the second stage.

Perennial underdogs, American Samoa had never posted a win in FIFA qualifying when they arrived in Apia but put that right with a shock 2-1 success over Tonga on the opening day.

The fairytale continued against Cook Islands with another historic result - American Samoa's first ever draw.