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”

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”

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”

Tahiti vs Vanuatu for World Cup qualifier is suspended

The clash between Tahiti and Vanuatu has been postponed due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Vanuatu squad. The tests were conducted prior to the Vanuatu squad departing their team hotel for the stadium. It is not known if Vanuatu will be able to remain in the tournament as head coach Etienne Mermer isContinue reading “Tahiti vs Vanuatu for World Cup qualifier is suspended”

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”

After ten years Tahiti hopes to retake continental glory

🇫🇷Français Tahiti is one of the most successful football nations in Oceania and always gets special attention due to being the only non-New Zealand/Australia team to have won the OFC Nations Cup. Ten years later, the Toa Aito wants to repeat the 2012 OFC Nations Cup success that shocked the world and, this time, qualifyContinue reading “After ten years Tahiti hopes to retake continental glory”

Tommy Semmy scores for the first time for the Altona Magic

Tommy Semmy continues proving to be one of Papua New Guinea’s most successful football players. Three games after his debut against Hume City the striker scored for the first time in the NPL in a 2-0 win against Dandenong Thunder, after a beautiful run past defenders and finishing perfectly. Tommy Semmy joined the Papua NewContinue reading “Tommy Semmy scores for the first time for the Altona Magic”

Solomon Islands finishes tour in Australia heading to World Cup qualifiers

The Solomon Islands finished their tour in Queensland, Australia – 9th March – in preparation for the World Cup qualifiers. The team coached by Felipe Vega-Arango collected two wins and one loss. In the first match the Bonitos faced the under-23 team of Brisbane Roar, since the friendly match against the Brisbane Roar’s main teamContinue reading “Solomon Islands finishes tour in Australia heading to World Cup qualifiers”

Tahiti plays last friendly before travelling to Qatar

🇫🇷Français Tahiti’s national team returned to the field yesterday – 10th March – in the second preparatory friendly for World Cup qualifiers after losing to Cognac by 4-3. Still on French soil the Toa Aito drew with the national team of Occitania – a CONIFA member – in 0-0. Again Samuel Garcia changed the wholeContinue reading “Tahiti plays last friendly before travelling to Qatar”

Fiji thrashes Vanuatu in preparatory friendly match

Fiji and Vanuatu are two of the national teams that have already landed in Qatar for the World Cup qualifiers. The two teams took the field today at Doha University in a preparatory friendly match. The two teams are in different groups in the tournament that will give a place in the continental playoff. OnContinue reading “Fiji thrashes Vanuatu in preparatory friendly match”