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New Caledonia and Tahiti clubs discover Coupe de France opponents

AS Venus secured the Coupe de Polynésie with a 2-0 win over rivals AS Dragon. Photo credit: Christophe Fotozz.

The domestic cup champions from New Caledonia and Tahiti have discovered their opponents in round seven of the Coupe de France following the draw overnight in France.

Coupe de Calédonie champions Hienghène Sport will face an away trip to face Olympique Saint-Quentin while Coupe de Polynésie winners AS Vénus will host ASM Belfort FC in Tahiti.

The Fédération Française de Football (FFF) conducted the draw for games to be staged outside of Europe on Tuesday, October 18 at 11.30am local time, when Vénus learned their opponents.

The remainder of the draw, including Hienghène, was conducted a day later at the FFF’s national football centre in Clairefontaine, when professional clubs from Ligue 2 such as AS Saint-Étienne and FC Girondins de Bordeaux entered the fray.

Vénus qualified for the Coupe de France by beating AS Dragon 2-0 in Tahiti’s domestic cup final in July – their third successive triumph.

Their Coupe de France opponents, ASM Belfort, currently play in the Championnat National 2, the fourth-tier of French football. They have started their domestic season well, sitting sixth in their respective league table after two wins, three draws and one loss from their first six games.

Hienghène booked their place in the competition, and with it a trip to Europe, after winning a thrilling New Caledonia domestic cup final 4-3 over Tiga Sport earlier this month.

Their opponents, Saint-Quentin, also play in the French fourth-tier but have enjoyed a less productive start to the campaign. They currently sit 13th in a league of 16, with one win, three draws and two defeats from their opening six fixtures.

Should Vénus win their round seven fixture they will travel to France in round eight. If Hienghène win their tie, they will host their round eight opponents in New Caledonia.

CO Les Ulis, FCM Aubervilliers and FC Fleury have been nominated as the clubs to potentially travel overseas over for the next round. One of these teams will head to New Caledonia should they win their respective round seven ties.

Vénus will take on ASM Belfort on Saturday, October 30 while Hienghène are scheduled to take on Saint-Quentin on Sunday, October 31. Kick-off times are yet to be confirmed.

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