Sunday, 20 January 2013

St Pierre et Miquelon interview

St Pierre et Miquelon (SPM) are a pair of tiny islands off the east coast of Canada, who formed a representative football team to take part in the second edition of the Coupe de l'Outre Mer for French overseas territories in Paris in 2010.

Like their debut in 2010, SPM's latest venture last Autumn in the most recent Coupe de l'Outre produced another series of heavy defeats, including a 10-0 thrashing from eventual winners Reunion (below).

SPM has a population of just 5,800 and trying to put out and manage a competitive team against experienced sides like Reunion, who have 25,000 registered players, must be one of the most difficult jobs in world football.

For an exclusive interview with SPM's beleagured but phlegmatic coach Yannick Lafont (below), click here.

For more on football in SPM, buy the February 2013 edition of World Soccer magazine.

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