Solomon Islands beat PNG to secure a place in the WCQ final

Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea clashed at the Al-Arabi Stadium in Doha, Qatar, for a place in the final of the World Cup qualifiers. In an eventful match, the Solomons secured the victory and advanced to meet New Zealand or Tahiti in the final. The first opportunity of the game came from Ati Kepo‘sContinue reading “Solomon Islands beat PNG to secure a place in the WCQ final”

Alex Greive on a high note as New Zealand thrash New Caledonia in WCQ

Already qualified for the semi-finals of the tournament, New Zealand fielded an alternate starting eleven to face New Caledonia last Friday at Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium. Despite the low expectations for this game, the All Whites put on a show on the field in front of an inoperative opponent. Alex Greive had a fantastic performanceContinue reading “Alex Greive on a high note as New Zealand thrash New Caledonia in WCQ”

Raphael Lea’i scores a hat-trick as Solomon Islands defeat Tahiti in WCQ

Solomon Islands and Tahiti clashed at Al-Arabi Stadium in Doha to decide which side would finish on top of Group A after the withdrawal of Vanuatu and the Cook Islands from the tournament. The team coached by Felipe Vega-Arango had only one change to its starting eleven compared to their previous game against the CookContinue reading “Raphael Lea’i scores a hat-trick as Solomon Islands defeat Tahiti in WCQ”

Tommy Semmy scores as Papua New Guinea defeat New Caledonia in WCQ

Papua New Guinea defeated New Caledonia by 1-0 at Qatar SC Stadium in Doha with a goal scored by Tommy Semmy in the first minutes of the game. After losing in the opening round of FIFA World Cup Qualififers, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia clashed in the second matchday of the tournament in aContinue reading “Tommy Semmy scores as Papua New Guinea defeat New Caledonia in WCQ”

Sairusi Nalaubu shines as Fiji defeats New Caledonia in Doha

Fiji and New Caledonia clashed last friday in Doha and the Bula Boys earned three important points aiming the semifinals of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. The team coached by Flemming Serritslev opened the scoreboard in the first minutes of the game when Sairusi Nalaubu found the net after stealing the ball from New Caledonia’s defenderContinue reading “Sairusi Nalaubu shines as Fiji defeats New Caledonia in Doha”

Papua New Guinea defeats ‘Lae Select’ in friendly match

The Papua New Guinea National Football Team faced a local select at PNGFA Education Center as part of their preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, to be held in Qatar next month. Coached by Brazilian head coach Marcos Gusmão, the Kapuls defeated their opponents by 5-2. Mathew David scored twice while Patrick Aisa,Continue reading “Papua New Guinea defeats ‘Lae Select’ in friendly match”

Vanuatu’s goalkeeper Seiloni Iaruel retires from football

Seiloni Iaruel is not playing football anymore. The 26-year-old goalkeeper from Vanuatu decided to stop playing last year and he now holds a managerial position at Galaxy FC, the team he had been playing for since 2018. According to Iaruel, ankle and knee injuries were the triggers for decision: “I thank football and fans forContinue reading “Vanuatu’s goalkeeper Seiloni Iaruel retires from football”

Vanuatu National Team defeats Galaxy FC in friendly match

The Vanuatu National Team faced Galaxy FC in a friendly match at Korman Stadium in Port Vila as part of their preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, to be held in Qatar next month. Coached by local legend Etienne Mermer, Vanuatu came from behind in the second half to defeat Galaxy FC byContinue reading “Vanuatu National Team defeats Galaxy FC in friendly match”

Galaxy and Yatel shake local transfer window in Vanuatu

The mid-season transfer window is still open in Vanuatu, but it has already brought many changes, especially for two teams: Galaxy and Yatel. Both sides added a great amount of players to shake local football. Galaxy has already secured seven new players, including Yatel’s midfielder Dondy Kileteir and Mauwia’s forward Moffat Kiriau. Yatel added fourContinue reading “Galaxy and Yatel shake local transfer window in Vanuatu”

Digicel Premier League kicks-off in Fiji

Football is back in Fiji as Digicel Premier League kicked-off this weekend. Ten teams are fighting for the national title this year, which means an increase of two teams in the league compared to last year. The first match of the season was contested between Nasinu and Labasa – the first game of the tripleContinue reading “Digicel Premier League kicks-off in Fiji”