Papua New Guinea’s FIFA World Cup™ qualification history follows an unusual pattern, having achieved impressive results in their only two previous participations for France 1998 and Germany 2006. Indeed their first FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign included what is surely their greatest ever result; a 1-0 home victory over New Zealand in 1997. Their only other tilt for the world stage was again competitive and included a draw against Vanuatu. PNG made an impressive return to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil 2014 qualifying losing by only one goal against New Zealand and Solomon Islands, before securing a draw in their final outing against Fiji.
Best performance in a FIFA competition: None