Vanuatu have already been invited back next year after impressing at the Australia Beach Soccer Cup in Wollongong over the weekend.
The Pacific side finished third behind Thailand and hosts Australia, despite beating the eventual champions in pool play.
Vanuatu came from behind to beat Thailand 3-2 in extra time on Saturday, before losing 7-6 to Australia, also in extra time.
Thailand chose to play Australia in the tournament final, despite Vanuatu having a better goal difference, and prevailed 5-4.
Vanuatu coach Louis Dominique was proud of his players efforts, despite only having seven players to choose from, and says they've already been invited to come back next year.