PORT MORESBY: Australia has qualified for the 2004 FIFA Under 19 World Championship in Thailand on 10-27 November after defeating the host nation of the Oceania qualifiers Papua New Guinea, 14-1, in Port Moresby today. After some early pressure,…

PORT MORESBY: The Australian Young Matildas overwhelmed the Solomon Islands 13-0 in the second match of the 2004 OFC Under 19 Women’s Qualifying Tournament at the Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby this afternoon. A hat-trick of goals to Australian…

PORT MORESBY: Australian women’s referee Jacqui Melksham has been given the nod to officiate in her first OFC match when she walks out to the middle for the opening match of the 2004 OFC Under 19 Women’s Qualifying Tournament…

Port Moresby: The teams and officials for the 2004 OFC Under 19 Women’s Qualifying Tournament arrived yesterday in Port Moresby to a warm welcome, provided by the Papua New Guinea Football Association local organising committee. On arrival at Jackson…

PORT MORESBY: The Solomon Islands made a promising debut on the women’s international scene by holding their more fancied opponents Papua New Guinea to a nil all draw in the opening match of the 2004 OFC Under 19 Women’s…

ASA: Matildas captain Cheryl Salisbury has been selected in the FIFA Women’s All Star Team to play world champions Germany in Paris next month. FIFA, the world governing body of soccer, announced the 18-player team overnight, a collection of…

NZS: The Board of New Zealand Soccer has confirmed the successful applicants for the New National League competition, due to start in October 2004. 8 Licences have been granted to the following entities: Otago United Based in Dunedin at…

Pirae back in winning form

PAPEETE: After suffering a rare defeat in round three, Pirae powered back into form with an emphatic 6-0 thumping of Tamarii Faa’a in week four of Tahiti’s championship top four playoffs. The crucial win has placed the reigning league…

TFA, Nuku’alofa: After holding its annual general meeting on 31 March 2004, the Tonga Football Association is now gearing up for a big year when it kicks off its soccer season next week. A pre-season men and women’s tournament…

ASA: The Young Socceroos will take the first step in their campaign to qualify for the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship with a two-week camp in France over the coming fortnight. Australian Under 20 Coach Ange Postecoglou and his…