NOUMEA – Live television coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ Qualifier Oceanian Zone will be broadcast in New Caledonia courtesy of state television station RFO and available throughout the French Overseas Territory.
Radio Vanuatu will provide live coverage for Vanuatu listeners courtesy of football commentator Simo Jackson. For full details of how to tune into this broadcast frequency please visit:
Updates on the progress of the match can be followed at www.fifa.com
The two teams have met each other on three previous occasions with one win, one draw and one loss recorded for each side.
New Caledonia defeated Vanuatu 5-3 in a friendly international in Noumea in July last year but Vanuatu followed that up with a 2-0 victory just two days later in another friendly.
Last weekend New Caledonia opened the scoring through Ramon Djamalji after 75 minutes but Etienne Mermer squared away an equaliser for Vanuatu on 77 minutes to level the match at 1-1.
New Zealand leads the way in the group with three wins from three matches.
New Caledonia has a win and two draws and must win on Saturday to stay in contention for top spot in the group.
Vanuatu must win to cling onto its fading hopes of qualification but that scenario looks unlikely with the team so far unable to win any of its three matches.
Photographs courtesy Alain Vartane
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ Qualifier Oceanian Zone/OFC Nations Cup 2008
New Caledonia vs. Vanuatu
Stade Numa Daly
Kick-off: 16H00 (local time)
The winner of Stage 2 qualifies for a two legged playoff with the fifth placed team in Asia Football Confederation (AFC)
NEW CALEDONIA SQUAD (FROM):
Michel HNE; Willy HNE; Jean Yann DOUNEZECK; Marc OUNEMOA
Andre SINDEO; Georges WADRENGES; Adolphe BOAOUTHO; Wilson FOREST; Andre NAXUE; Albert KAQEA; Jean Patrick WAKANUMUNE; Jean Chrys XENIE; Robert WAYARIDRI; Jean Xavier WAKANUMUNE; Valery ATREWE.
Pierre WAJOKA; Fabien SARIDJAN; Yohann MERCIER; Luther WAHNYAMALLA; Marius MAPOU; Patrick DIAIKE; Jose HMAE; Poulidor TOTO; Jean Louis TOTO; Patrick DRAWILO; Joseph LUENU; Joeal WAKANUMUNE.
Iamel KABEU; Michel HMAE; James HUE; Benjamin LONGUE; Ramon DJAMALI; Robert KAUDRE; Jean Paul WENESSIA; Marius BAKO; Noel KAUDRE.
Coach: Didier CHAMBARON
VANUATU SQUAD (FROM):
David CHILIA; Chikau MANSALE; Enest BONG
Geoffrey Lego GETE; Samson OBED; Jacques MAFIL NAWAN; Fedy VAVA; Ken MASAUVAKALO; Andrew CHICHIRUA; Maki HAITONG; Ephraim KALORIB; Roger JOE.
Moise POIDA; Francois SAKAMA; Philip Tom TOMAKE; Richard IWAI; Fenedy MASAUVAKALO; Derek MALAS; Pita David MAKI; Seimata CHILIA; Jean Robert YELOU; Rexly TARIVUTI.
Seule SOROMON; Jean Nako NAPRAPOL; Etienne MERMER; Victor MALEB; Jeffry NIMANIAN; Hubert NAKE; Alphonse QORIG; Rickson TARI.
Coach: Robert CALVO