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Everything you need to know: OFC Women’s Nations Cup 2022

Nine teams will compete in the upcoming OFC Women’s Nations Cup 2022.

In Group A, Polynesian rivals Tonga, Cook Islands and Samoa will face off. Group B will see highest-ranked nation Papua New Guinea aim to fend off the challenge of Tahiti and Vanuatu while, in Group C, hosts Fiji will take on New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands.

The winners will advance to the inter-confederation play-offs with a chance to qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™.

Reigning champions New Zealand are therefore not taking part, having already qualified for the FIFA World Cup as co-hosts. This year’s OFC Women’s Nations Cup is therefore guaranteed to have first-time winners.

Key information

  • Gates open at HFC Bank Stadium two hours before kick-off
  • Tickets are available at the gate and at Digicel stores in Suva and Nakasi for $5 FJD
  • Correct competition name: OFC Women’s Nations Cup
  • Our official hashtags: Competition – #WNC2022 Social Responsibility – #EqualPlayingField

Match Schedule

Social Responsibility activity

Our social responsiblity team will be on the ground in Fiji delivering the below throughout the tournament, come say hi if you see us around!

Girls Play Festivals: OFC will be hosting a series of drop-in festivals for girls to engage in football activities while engaging with messages of gender empowerment. Festivals are planned for game day double-headers so that attendees can also attend the matches. Let’s get involved!

Raising Awareness Session: We will be hosting an awareness session on Gender Equality and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls with the Fiji Women and Children’s Crisis Centre for the tournament referees.

Women’s Football Conference: OFC Women’s Football Manager Emma Evans will lead a conference for the Women’s Football Development Officers from across the Pacific on women’s leadership, growing female participation and promoting gender equality through football.

Just Play Booth: This is an activation in and around the stadium with games, merchandise giveaways, message boards and selfie frames promoting messages to #EndViolence and promote gender equality. Come check it out on every game day!

How to watch

All 17 matches at the OFC Women’s Nations Cup will be distributed to broadcasters in the Pacific Islands by Pasifika TV and all matches will be broadcast live on Sky TV in New Zealand. Matches will also be streamed live and free on the OFC website and Eleven Sports.

Each broadcast will start 15 minutes before kick-off  and run until 15 minutes after the final whistle.

OFC Livestream links via Eleven Sports: All kick-off times are in local time

Samoa v Tonga – July 13, 7.00pm kick-off

Vanuatu v Papua New Guinea – July 14, 4.00pm kick-off

Solomon Islands v Fiji – July 14, 7.00pm kick-off

Tonga v Cook Islands – July 16, 7.00pm kick-off

Papua New Guinea v Tahiti – July 17, 4.00pm kick-off

Fiji v New Caledonia – July 17, 7.00pm kick-off

Cook Islands v Samoa – July 19, 7.00pm kick-off

Tahiti v Vanuatu – July 20, 4.00pm kick-off

New Caledonia v Solomon Islands – 7.00pm kick-off

Quarter-final 1 – Samoa v New Caledonia

Quarter-final 2 – Papua New Guinea v Tonga

Quarter final 3 – Fiji v Cook Islands

Quarter final 4 – Tahiti v Solomon Islands

Semi-final 1 – Samoa v Papua New Guinea

Semi-final 2 – Fiji v Solomon Islands

3rd/4th Play-Off – TBC

Final – TBC

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