OFC U-17 Championship: New Zealand beats New Caledonia to lift the trophy

New Zealand confirmed their favoritism and won the OFC U-17 Championship for the ninth time, moving ever closer to overtaking Australia – which has 10 titles – as the tournament’s greatest champion. It was not an easy tournament for the Kiwis, they faced difficulties in almost every match of the competition. In the final –Continue reading “OFC U-17 Championship: New Zealand beats New Caledonia to lift the trophy”

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”

OFC U-17 Championship: Fiji and New Zealand play decisive semifinal

Fiji and New Zealand will meet at 7 pm local time on January 25th in Suva, the Fijian capital. Both teams have confirmed their favouritism and advanced to the semifinal of the tournament. FIJI VS COOK ISLANDS Fiji started the game controlling possession as expected, but the lack of creativity not allowed the hosts toContinue reading “OFC U-17 Championship: Fiji and New Zealand play decisive semifinal”

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”

OFC U-17 Championship: The quarterfinals are set

The quarterfinals of the OFC U-17 Championship were decided this Wednesday – 18th January – after a draw by the Oceania Football Confederation. In the first leg of the quarterfinals New Caledonia will face Samoa in Suva on January 21st at 4pm local time; New Caledonia is the favourite to take the semifinal spot, butContinue reading “OFC U-17 Championship: The quarterfinals are set”

Son of American Samoa’s legend debuts for U-17 National Team

Nicky Salapu is one of the most known football players from an OFC member – not for such a good reason as he was American Samoa’s goalkeeper in the unremarkable match against Australia that ended 31-0 for the Socceroos. Later, the American Samoan turned into a hero for his country as he captained the nationalContinue reading “Son of American Samoa’s legend debuts for U-17 National Team”