OFC Champions League is Back!

After three years of inactivity, the largest club competition in the South Pacific is back. The OFC Champions League will begin in June with a new format with fewer matches and less travel because of flight restrictions imposed after the Covid-19 pandemic. The champions and runners-up of the major national leagues – except New ZealandContinue reading “OFC Champions League is Back!”

OFC Women’s Nations Cup groups decided

The OFC Women’s Nations Cup is Oceania’s most important tournament for women. Today – May 10th – the draw was made to determine the groups for the 2022 tournament that will give a chance for an Oceania team other than New Zealand to contest the intercontinental playoff for the first time. There will be 3Continue reading “OFC Women’s Nations Cup groups decided”

OFC Women’s Nations Cup to be held in Fiji in July

The OFC Women’s Nations Cup is the most important tournament in the South Pacific for women- the tournament also serves as a qualifier for the World Cup. The 2022 edition has a different situation: New Zealand, which dominates the competition historicaly, will not participate in the tournament because it is one of the hosts ofContinue reading “OFC Women’s Nations Cup to be held in Fiji in July”

Cook Islands and Vanuatu out of FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Vanuatu and the Cook Islands are out of the World Cup qualifiers. According to local resources, both sides had a large number of positive cases of COVID-19 in their squads which forced them to leave the tournament. It was reported by Vanuatu Football Federation that the vast majority of their players and officials have testedContinue reading “Cook Islands and Vanuatu out of FIFA World Cup qualifiers”

Solomon Islands beat Cook Islands in the opening game of the World Cup qualifiers

Solomon Islands and Cook Islands faced each other today – 17th March – in a World Cup qualifier. It was the return of the Cook Islands team to official matches after 7 years. For all the circumstances involving the two teams the Solomon Islands were the favorites for the match and they had to showContinue reading “Solomon Islands beat Cook Islands in the opening game of the World Cup qualifiers”

Preview: OFC World Cup Qualifiers – Round 1

Today – 17th March – begins the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers for OFC. In the race we have eight teams battling for a place in the intercontinental playoff. Unlike in other editions, this time the qualifiers will be held in Doha, Qatar in a tournament format, identical to the OFC Nations Cup – theContinue reading “Preview: OFC World Cup Qualifiers – Round 1”

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”

Wellington Olympic’s Ben Mata set to play for Cook Islands

The first round of OFC qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup was initially set to be contested by four nations. However, American Samoa and Samoa withdrew due to COVID-19 pandemics, while Tonga dropped out of the tournament following a volcanic disaster that caused severe flooding across the country. With this, Cook Islands automatically qualifiedContinue reading “Wellington Olympic’s Ben Mata set to play for Cook Islands”

Tupapa Maraerenga rule football season in Cook Islands

After winning the 2019 Men’s Vans Premiership and the 2019 Senior Women’s Championship, Tupapa Maraerenga won more trophies in the end of Cook Islands football season: The CIFA Cups The CIFA Cups are played in the end of the season and they are contested by the teams that played the league season. Tupapa won bothContinue reading “Tupapa Maraerenga rule football season in Cook Islands”

Tupapa Maraerenga wins Vans Premiership

Tupapa Maraerenga is the champion of 2019 Vans Premiership – the senior men’s football league in Rarotonga Island. After a tough title race against Nikao Sokattak, Tupapa won the league for the third straight year. It means that they are going to play 2020 OFC Champions League Preliminary Round alongside Veitongo (Tonga), Lupe o leContinue reading “Tupapa Maraerenga wins Vans Premiership”