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Timor-Leste

September 10th, 2017

Timor-Leste – Away – 2017

East-Timor have traditionally been one of AFC’s whipping boys, but caused a bit of storm after draws with Malaysia and Palestine. Turns out that they’d been giving passports to Brazilians angering both their opponents and the genuine Timor players. Timor-Leste have since changed their policy and as a result shipped 25 goals in their next 3 fixtures. Timor-Leste shirts have always been tricky to come by, a deal with Mitre brought hope that replicas may become available, but none surfaced. Only suspect templates from eBay made their way into collections.

After some intensive detective work I was able to track down the manufacturers of the shirts that I had seen used in Futsal tournaments, and noticed that they were to be used in the 2017 SEA games (where East timor lost all but 1 match). These shirts are of course available through the Football Shirt World online shop.

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