[May 31, 2019 - Harmon, Guam] When the Matao, Guam men’s national football team, steps onto the pitch in Thimphu, Bhutan for the first leg match of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 1 on June 6, the team will debut the newly created national team badge on their match kits.
The new badge, which took almost a year to develop, features cultural elements for identity, including a latte stone, the shape of the Guam seal, Chief Gadao cave painting depiction to represent the Matao, and tropical hibiscus flowers in a rising depiction to represent the Masakåda, Guam women’s national football team. The wording, “Prutehi yan Difende” is adopted from the Inifresi, which Guam’s national team players recite ahead of every match and training session.
“As a National Team player, this badge serves as a reminder that we are representing much more than just ourselves,” said Mark Chargualaf, a midfielder called up to the Matao for June’s qualification matches......
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