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An extraordinary goalkeeper

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Join and FIFA TV on a trip to the Solomon Islands, where goalkeeper Paul Huia has set a rather unusual record. The 30-year-old has taken part in two different FIFA World Cups™ and also played in the qualifying campaign for a third.

In 2006 the South Pacific islander was in his country's squad for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Brazil, where he enjoyed a 5-2 victory over Cameroon.

Approximately six years later Huia made his debut in Brazil 2014 qualifying, coming on shortly before half-time for injured first choice custodian Samson Koti in a 6-1 defeat to New Zealand.

Huia's next maiden appearance came in November 2012 when he travelled to Thailand for the FIFA Futsal World Cup. The shot-stopper was part of the Solomon Islands' team that made history in Bangkok, as they secured an inaugural tournament victory with a 4-3 triumph over Guatemala. However, Huia was unable to take to the pitch in that game due to suspension.

To learn more about this extraordinarygoalkeeper, click on the Video of the Week above for a first-hand look at what makes him unique.

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