Like a number of neighbouring Oceania nations Samoa debuted in 1998 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying. Since then they have won a match in each of their first three campaigns, before securing two wins against Tonga and American Samoa last time around. Samoa broke new ground by reaching Round Two of Oceania qualifying for Brazil 2014 with victory in the four-nation opening stage against fellow Polynesian nations. The next round proved a tougher assignment and Samoa suffered heavy defeats against Tahiti, New Caledonia and Vanuatu.
Best performance in a FIFA competition: None
Former stars: Ben Lemana, Etena Tokuma