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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS | VGB
A member of Concacaf since 1996, the British Virgin Islands Football Association has a long history, with a team of Royal Engineers founding the men’s national team in the early 1970s and organization following from there.
With a population around 30,000, the player pool for the BVI is much smaller than that of many of its rivals, but that doesn’t mean the BVI doesn’t have anything to hang its hat on when it comes to football.
The men’s national team secured a 2-2 draw with Turks and Caicos Islands on the final day of Concacaf Nations League qualification, and in the tournament proper, they were able to find the back of the net five times, including three goals from teenage forward Tyler Forbes.
For the second time in its history, the women’s senior national team is set to take part in the W Championship, looking to build momentum for the game going forward. It wouldn’t be the first time the British Virgin Islands served as a launching pad for important figures in football.
Before joining Jose Mourinho’s staff at Portuguese giants Porto, André Villas-Boas worked with the British Virgin Islands’ federation, serving as technical director and working with Gregory Grant and Bill Moravek, himself now a scout.