International football team wins first game in 18 years

An international football team have won their first game in 18 years.

American Samoa have ended a run of 30 straight defeats by beating Tonga 2-1 in only their second victory ever, which prompted wild celebrations from the players and coaching staff.

Coach Thomas Rongen explained: “Maybe we have a chance to do something special here beyond this one game, but let’s enjoy this one right now.”

American Samoa – who hold the record for the heaviest ever international defeat when they lost to Australia 31-0 – are currently joint-last in the FIFA World Rankings.