Preliminary draw for Oceanian zone

Oceania’s top teams also learned who they will be up against in the initial stages of the OFC qualifiers with tournaments coming up in Samoa and Fiji over the next…

The preliminary draw explained

The draw show will begin at 3pm local time and from that point on the eyes of the footballing world will focus on Brazil and the fates of the teams…

New Zealand have landed a seemingly formidable group featuring football powerhouses Cameroon, Uruguay and Portugal but the Waikato FC defender says a bite-sized approach is helping fuel confidence ahead of…

Programme on a roll in Fiji

The spread of the initiative is being overseen in Fiji by Yasir Janiff, Just Play project manager for the Fiji Football Association, and development officer Mohammed Rafiq. The pair have…

Fullback Ria Percival and striker Amber Hearn have signed for Bundesliga sides FFC Frankfurt and FF USV Jena respectively after enjoying impressive Cup campaigns and helping New Zealand to its…

Sides end scoreless again

The teams posted the same result in their previous meeting in Honiara earlier this month and, despite creating plenty of opportunities in ideal conditions, could not avoid a repeat in…

Hosts name squad to defend title

The squad features six players from the Magenta club – New Caledonia’s representatives in the last O-League campaign – and two from Mont Dore, who will replace Magenta in this…

Youth teams take on Tiki Toa

The games are part of a day-long beach soccer festival held at the Jardins de Paofai, the venue where the Tiki Toa qualified for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in…

Kaltack set for Vanuatu debut

The teams are using the matches to finalise their preparations for the upcoming Pacific Games and the first game takes place today at PVL Stadium in Port Vila. The second…

The preliminaries in numbers

As the big day edges closer, here’s a look at some eye-catching statistics from the qualifying competition’s history as well as a few records likely to crash en route to…