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”