FIFA World Cup: Oceania confirms direct qualifying spot for next editions

Argentina celebrated last Sunday (18th Dec) their third World Cup title; La Albiceleste captained by the magnificent Lionel Messi surpassed the powerful French national team to bring home another title after 36 years. One more time, the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup did not count on a representant of OFC. New Zealand –Continue reading “FIFA World Cup: Oceania confirms direct qualifying spot for next editions”

Football leagues to resume this weekend in Oceania

After the break due Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, some important football leagues will return to action across Oceania. Take a look the leagues and countries that will have football back in the following weeks: The Telekom S-League, Solomon Islands’ national league, is one of the leagues that will be restarting this weekend in Honiara,Continue reading “Football leagues to resume this weekend in Oceania”

New Zealand to challenge England at Wembley

It is confirmed! New Zealand will be travelling to Europe for one more round of friendly matches – this time, they will be playing against some of the best national teams worldwide. As recently reported, New Zealand will be playing Belgium in October and now the NZF announced a new opponent for one more historicalContinue reading “New Zealand to challenge England at Wembley”

Editorial: the importance of media in football

History is a fantastic subject to study; for instance, it can teach us many lessons from the mistakes from the past in certainly all areas of society. History is the subject we from Oceania Football Center decide to start this editorial due one particular figure: Charles de Montesquieu. This Frenchman was the first thinker toContinue reading “Editorial: the importance of media in football”

The wait continues: OFC tournaments postponed due COVID-19 pandemics

While some important football tournaments in Europe are not so far to restart, the Oceania Football Confederation recently stated some of the major competitions are still on hold. After the shocking announcing of cancellation of the OFC Nations Cup, the governing body decided the fate of the men’s OFC U-19 Championship, the OFC Champions LeagueContinue reading “The wait continues: OFC tournaments postponed due COVID-19 pandemics”

COVID-19: Football really needs a break

Football is a part of our lives; we can not deny we are missing a lot the tournaments and players we are used to follow and wait so long to kick-off. Sport has the power to unite people: this is a good opportunity to use this power in favour of all of us amid manyContinue reading “COVID-19: Football really needs a break”

OFC Champions League: see the qualified teams for the knock-out stage

The most important club football tournament of Oceania had its group stage finished after the 4-2 win of AS Vénus of Tahiti against Ba from Fiji in the last match of the stage. The OFC Champions League of 2020 now knows exactly the eight teams that are qualified for the knock-out stage of the regionalContinue reading “OFC Champions League: see the qualified teams for the knock-out stage”

OFCe Awards: the best of Oceania in 2019

🇮🇹 Italiano The year of 2019 was huge for Oceania football: we had players signing their first professional contracts overseas, a first-time winner of OFC Champions League and also the qualifiers for Tokyo Olympics. Many other important facts happened in the year, many players were put under the spotlights and Oceania Football Center inaugurate theContinue reading “OFCe Awards: the best of Oceania in 2019”

Decisive clash in Solomon Islands and PNG National League’s kick-off mark the football weekend in Oceania

The weekend of football is huge in Oceania in this mid-december, with the decisive clash of Solomon Warriors and Henderson Eels in the Solomon Islands, Auckland City facing the current New Zealand champions Eastern Suburbs and the so awaited kick-off of PNG National Soccer League – and much more. The ISPS Handa Premiership, the top-tierContinue reading “Decisive clash in Solomon Islands and PNG National League’s kick-off mark the football weekend in Oceania”