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Coach hired, team still required: Soccer’s status in the Marshall Islands is a work in progress

AP Sports Writer

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Lloyd Owers has been given a coaching job in the Marshall Islands on football’s frontier. All he needs now is a national team. The small nation of five islands and about 60,000 people situated in the western Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Australia has been touted as the “last country on Earth” without international representation in the sport. Englishman Owers was appointed technical director of the Marshall Islands Soccer Federation in December with the initial aims of pulling together a team that can get international status. It’s a work in progress.

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