American Samoa search for an edge

Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) will stage the round-robin championship at North Harbour Stadium on Auckland’s North Shore from 5-9 October. American Samoa, Cook Islands, New Zealand and Tonga will compete…

Déjà vu for Thahiti

After losing to Spain by the same margin on Friday, Tahiti are now out of the running for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009 while Venezuela have booked their…

Spanish flair too good for Tahiti

With four goals in the first half and four in the second, it was Spain’s biggest win at a FIFA U-20 World Cup.Luis Milla’s side showed why there are considered…

From paradise to the pyramids

The French Polynesian island of Tahiti has long evoked – in European minds at least – the mythical trappings of a tropical paradise. Until now there has been little room…

Tahiti poised for World Cup debut

Never before has Tahiti featured at a FIFA World Cup finals and their opening challenge couldn’t be greater with a first-up match against Spain – one of the favourites of…

The solitary fixture on opening weekend is characteristic of a busy three-front season for Paul Posa’s Auckland. They begin their defence of the OFC Champions League (O-League) title on October…

Teams set for kick off

The fervent support of the Egyptian fans, the presence of a well-balanced field of 24 teams, some spectacular venues, and the promise of new champions – after Argentina’s unexpected failure…

OFC referee to officiate on day one

O’Leary, a New Zealander, is part of a trio of Oceania match officials selected by FIFA and OFC to attend the World Cup and will preside over the second match…