Cook Islands return to international football after seven years

After seven long years the Cook Islands senior national team is back on the field for the World Cup qualifiers to be held in Qatar. It will be the first time that the national team from the small Pacific archipelago will play outside Oceania. In Qatar, Cook Islands will have the return of five playersContinue reading “Cook Islands return to international football after seven years”

Papua New Guinea hopes to repeat 2016 heroic campaign

Papua New Guinea’s national team traveled to Qatar today to compete in the World Cup qualifiers. 21 players plus the staff members departed from Port Moresby. Brazilian Marcos Gusmão will be the Kapuls coach. The last time the Papua New Guinea national team played an official match was at the Pacific Games 2019, where theyContinue reading “Papua New Guinea hopes to repeat 2016 heroic campaign”

Vanuatu plays last friendly match before FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Vanuatu played its last friendly match before leaving for Qatar to play the World Cup qualifiers. The team won 1-0 against the Port Vila squad and reached their third victory in four matches in the preparatory friendly. Kensi Tangis scored the goal. The team is set to leave to Qatar on 8th March. In QatarContinue reading “Vanuatu plays last friendly match before FIFA World Cup qualifiers”

New Caledonia plays two friendly matches in France

🇫🇷Français On Sunday – 27th Feb – New Caledonia national ream traveled to France to continue their preparation for the World Cup qualifiers. The team settled in Nantes, where they were able to meet coach of Nantes of Ligue 1 – the New Caledonian football legend Antoine Kombouaré. Born in Nouméa, he made his careerContinue reading “New Caledonia plays two friendly matches in France”

Tahiti plays first friendly match in France

🇫🇷Français Tahiti was the first Oceania national team to leave the continent to work their preparation for the World Cup Qualifiers. On French soil they faced Cognac of the National 3, the fifth tier of French football. Cognac is coached by Thierry Sardo, who was in charge of New Caledonia’s national team for seven years.Continue reading “Tahiti plays first friendly match in France”

New Caledonian international signs his first professional contract in France

🇫🇷Français After making a name for himself playing in the under-17 World Cup, Jekob Jeno left for France to play in the youth team of SC Amiens. Unfortunately he did not have game time and got transfered to AC Amiens, a neighbouring club in the sixth tier of French football; he played only five matchesContinue reading “New Caledonian international signs his first professional contract in France”

Tahiti women’s national team finishes their European tour

🇫🇷Français The Tahiti women’s national team finished their three-match friendly tour in Europe. Even with two losses and a draw to Luxembourg and Andorra respectively, the Tahiti team certainly can take a lot of this experience. Luxembourg 5-0 Tahiti The first match was played on Luxembourg soil against the hosts. In the first thirty minutesContinue reading “Tahiti women’s national team finishes their European tour”

Trina Davis will be at Fiji training camp

Trina Davis is the first Fijian woman player to play professional football, her rise in the Fiji national team was like a meteor, leading Fiji to the 2018 Nations Cup final. She will be at the Fiji women’s national team training camp next month. She made the announcement herself in a post on her InstagramContinue reading “Trina Davis will be at Fiji training camp”

Solomon Islands to play three friendly matches in Australia

The Solomon Islands will play three friendly matches in Queensland, Australia before leaving for Qatar to play World Cup qualifiers. The national team had been training since November, and in the last few weeks the Spanish coach Felipe Vega-Arango decided who would be the players representing the Solomon Islands in the race for a placeContinue reading “Solomon Islands to play three friendly matches in Australia”

Jekob Jeno starts a Ligue 2 match for the first time ever

🇫🇷 Français New Caledonia’s Jekob Jeno made his first ever appearance as starter in a French Ligue 2 match. The 21-year-old midfielder played 86 minutes in Grenoble’s 1-0 win over Chamois Niortais last Tuesday and his performance was praised by fans and coach Vicente Hognon. “Jekob Jeno? I’ve been eager to make him a starterContinue reading “Jekob Jeno starts a Ligue 2 match for the first time ever”