New Caledonia and New Zealand will represent OFC at U-17 FIFA World Cup

The semifinals of the U-17 OFC Championship were played this Wednesday in Suva; the four teams expected to clinch a spot in the next U-17 FIFA World Cup to be played this year in Peru. The first game of the day were between New Caledonia and Tahiti; two of the best teams in the tournament,Continue reading “New Caledonia and New Zealand will represent OFC at U-17 FIFA World Cup”

Four teams, two spots and a dream: the FIFA U-17 World Cup

New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti and New Caledonia will play the semifinals of the U-17 OFC Championship on Wednesday – January 25th – in search of their dream of going to Peru to compete at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. New Zealand have played in the tournament numerous times before, New Caledonia will be looking toContinue reading “Four teams, two spots and a dream: the FIFA U-17 World Cup”

U-17 OFC Championship: Francophone clash will make one of the semifinals

New Caledonia and Tahiti confirmed their favouritism and advanced to the semifinals of the U-17 OFC Championship after beating Samoa and Tonga respectively. It will be the first time they will face each other for a place in a FIFA Youth Tournament. NEW CALEDONIA VS SAMOA New Caledonia, favourites prior the start the game, tookContinue reading “U-17 OFC Championship: Francophone clash will make one of the semifinals”

Roonui Tiniarauarii scores 12 goals in a single game to keep AS Dragon on top of Tahitian Ligue 1

🇫🇷Français Roonui Tiniarauarii has been one of the best Tahitian strikers in recent years, always staying at the top of the Ligue 1 scoring charts alongside his national team partner, Teaonui Tehau. And this season has been no different, the Polynesian Missionary had already scored 10 goals in AS Dragon’s 11-0 thrashing of AS ExcelsiorContinue reading “Roonui Tiniarauarii scores 12 goals in a single game to keep AS Dragon on top of Tahitian Ligue 1”

Tahiti: 23 year-old AS Tefana player dies

🇫🇷Français The start of 2023 has not been good news off the field for Oceania football, after the news of the death of the New Caledonian left back Ruben Kutran, one more tragic news come from Tahiti: the death of Tefana’s midfielder Kaena Onuu. The news was reported by the local media; Keana Onuu wasContinue reading “Tahiti: 23 year-old AS Tefana player dies”

Vénus beats Pirae in extra-time and advances to OFC Champions League’s final round

🇫🇷Français AS Pirae and AS Vénus took the field on Wednesday – 15th June – to decide who would be the representative of Tahiti in the final round of the OFC Champions League. Pirae is the current Ligue 1 champion and was the Oceania representative at the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup nominated by theContinue reading “Vénus beats Pirae in extra-time and advances to OFC Champions League’s final round”

37-years of Raïmana Li Fung Kuee: a legend of Tahitian football

🇫🇷Français In the last week Raïmana Li Fung Kuee scored the decisive penalty kick goal to give AS Dragon the Coupe Élite title over Tamari Punaruu. This week – exactly on April 10th – Li Fung Kuee turned 37-years-old, one more year to be celebrated for the Tahitian multi-sports star. Li Fung Kuee is aContinue reading “37-years of Raïmana Li Fung Kuee: a legend of Tahitian football”

New Zealand beats Tahiti and advances to the WCQ Final

New Zealand and Tahiti played at the Grand Hamad Stadium in Doha to decide who would face the Solomon Islands in the final of the OFC World Cup qualifiers. New Zealand just missed the midfielder Marko Stamenic in their squad meaning the All Whites were virtually at full strength. Tahiti, meanwhile, had only one changeContinue reading “New Zealand beats Tahiti and advances to the WCQ Final”

New Zealand and Tahiti duel for a spot in the WCQ final

New Zealand and Tahiti meet again in a World Cup qualifying match for the first time in almost ten years. On that occasion, the All Whites beat the reigning continental champions 3-0. Alvin Tehau, Chris Wood, Teaonui Tehau and Tommy Smith are the only remnants of that game. The All Whites are on a highContinue reading “New Zealand and Tahiti duel for a spot in the WCQ final”

The OFC World Cup qualifiers’ semifinals are defined

The OFC World Cup qualifiers have reached their decisive stage. New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tahiti dream of a place in the intercontinental play-off against a team from CONCACAF – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football. New Zealand and Tahiti will face each other at senior level forContinue reading “The OFC World Cup qualifiers’ semifinals are defined”