The former Tahiti beach soccer coach Angelo Schirinzi believes the territory can be a contender at this year's World Cup in Portugal.
Schirinzi guided the Tiki Toa to a fourth place finish at the 2013 tournament in Papeete, which was played in front of packed home crowds.
He was back in Tahiti this month in his role as player-coach with the Swiss national team, who prevailed in both matches against the Tiki Toa at the weekend.
Angelo Schirinzi says despite no longer having any formal role with Tahiti, he will always have an on-going relationship with the team.
"It's a special situation because I worked a lot and had a nice time with Tahiti - spent a beautiful time at the World Cup - but coming back with Switzerland was, on the one hand, good for us to prepare and the other hand it was also, for me, it's a special situation because Tahiti players they also play in the Swiss national league, so they are good friends and of course it was a nice time to be there and go back".