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”

Chris Wood makes history as New Zealand beats Fiji in the WCQ

New Zealand and Fiji clashed on Sunday in the second round of OFC World Cup qualifiers at the Qatar SC Stadium. The All Whites were overwhelming favorites for the match and made sure to show it on the pitch by dominating the actions from the first minute of the game. The first chance came withContinue reading “Chris Wood makes history as New Zealand beats Fiji in the WCQ”

New Zealand beats Papua New Guinea with controversial goal

Papua New Guinea and New Zealand took the field on Friday, March 18th, in the first round of Group A of the World Cup qualifiers. New Zealand still without their key players who are with their clubs in Europe, and the Kapuls could not count on David Browne, who did not get permission from theContinue reading “New Zealand beats Papua New Guinea with controversial goal”

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”

WelClasico and Auckland clash against Wanderers thrills Premiership weekend

The most important football league in New Zealand comes to action again this weekend with very interesting clashes. The derby of Wellington – Wel Clasico – will take place at Porirua Park when Phoenix Reserves face Team Wellington. Auckland City and Eastern Suburbs will hope to continue their good form so far as they faceContinue reading “WelClasico and Auckland clash against Wanderers thrills Premiership weekend”

Joe Bell finishes as runner-up in NCAA award

New Zealander Joe Bell was one of the most important players of 2019 NCAA Soccer Season. He played a major role in Virginia Cavaliers by helping them to reach the NCAA College Cup Final against Georgetown Hoyas. He was named for 2019 MAC Hermann Trophy alongside with Robbie Robinson (Clemson) and Dylan Nealis (Georgetown). ThisContinue reading “Joe Bell finishes as runner-up in NCAA award”

Matt Orr: a New Zealander in Hong Kong

Wing-Kai Orr Matthew Elliot, or simply Matt Orr is a 22 years old footballer born in Auckland (New Zealand) that also holds a Hongkonger citizenship. He started his career in Hong Kong playing for Kitchee, the biggest football club in the territory. In 2016 he received a scholarship to play for San Francisco Dons (UniversityContinue reading “Matt Orr: a New Zealander in Hong Kong”

Blake Weston: an iron defender

Ironman Triathlon is one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world, consisting of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile (42.20 km) run, raced in that order. It is a very long challenge and the best Ironmen in the world complete it in about eight hours. AContinue reading “Blake Weston: an iron defender”

Joe Bell scores but Virginia Cavaliers loses in NCAA College Cup Final

Virginia Cavaliers was beaten by Georgetown Hoyas in the shootout in NCAA Men’s Soccer College Cup. Despite ending the tournament as runners-up, an Oceanian player wrote his name in Cavaliers’ history: Joe Bell. Bell was a key player for Cavs during the whole season and he was also an important player in the final againstContinue reading “Joe Bell scores but Virginia Cavaliers loses in NCAA College Cup Final”