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The NMI U15 Men’s National Soccer Team that was in Qingdao, China for the FIFA Forward Developmental Programme EAFF U15 Men’s Championship 2023 lost all four games in the tourney.
Despite that, head coach Michiteru Mita said that the team needs to “keep their passion for football, keep the ‘never give up’ spirit, and learn to adapt to situations.”
Mita said that the tournament they went through was “a different standard of football and they know they need to improve more and work harder.”
The Northern Mariana Islands Football Association is the governing body of football in the Northern Mariana Islands. The NMIFA received full membership into the East Asian Football Federation in 2008. After years of active participation as an Associate Member, the NMIFA was admitted into the Asian Football Confederation as an Ordinary Member in December 2020.