Vanuatu are heading to th FIFA U-20 WOrld CUp after beating Solomon Islands 2-1 in the OFC U-20 Championship semi-finals
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Vanuatu: 23. Willie DICK (GK), 3. Jason THOMAS, 6. Claude ARU, 7. Bong KALO, 8. Godine TENENE, 10. Ronaldo WILKINS, 12. Abednigo SAU, 13. Tasso JEFFERY, 14. Timothy BOULET, 17. Jayson TIMATUA, 19. Frederick MASSING.
Substitutes1. Andreas DUCH (GK), 2. Joseph IARUEL, 4. Selwyn VATU, 5. Jesse KALOPONG, 9. Sylvain WORWORBU, 11. Jonathan SPOKEYJACK, 15. Gregory PATRICK, 16. Harison MASSING, 18. Max UGUNA,
Coach: Etienne MERMER (VAN)
Solomon Islands: 1. Desmond TUTU (GK), 2. Sedrick DOLIASI, 3. Joe GISE, 4. Richard RARAMO, 5. Kisina SILAS, 6. Steven TOLEYI, 7. David FILIA, 10. Albert WITNEY, 11. Adrian RICKSON, 16. Augustine WAITA, 17. Israel TATAI.
Substitutes 8. Molis GAGAME, 9. Jabeth SOLOMON, 12. Harold NAUANIA (GK), 13. Ian KALU, 14. Darold KAKASI, 15. Sandrack TUI, 18. Alvin RAY, 19. Larry ZAMA, 20. John DAUTA
Coach: Pedro MATEO (ESP)
Referee: Nick WALDRON (NZL)
Assistant Referee 1: Glen LOCHRIE (NZL)
Assistant Referee 2: Folio MOEAKI (TGA)
Fourth Official: Mederic LACOUR (NCL)
FULL-TIME Vanuatu 2-1 Solomon. That’s it. Vanuatu are ehading to their first ever FIFA U-20 World Cup. Absolute scenes.
YELLOW CARDS Cards dished out to three VAN players who ran on to the field to celebrate as well the goalscorer who took his shirt off.
90+4′ GOAL!!! Vanuatu 2-1 Solomon Islands KALO shoots, NAUANIA saves but Vanuatu’s Frederick MASSING taps it home. Vanuatu lead 2-1
90′ Five minutes of additional time to be played
90′ Jabeth SOLOMON through on goal but shoots wide. Good chance goes begging.
87′ SUB SOL Solomon Islands Jabeth SOLOMON comes on for Augustine WAITA
87′ Vanuatu’s Godine TENENE tries to lob the keeper. Drops just over the bar
86′ into the last five minutes of normal time. Teams still can’t be seperated.
83′ Double chance for Vanuatu’s Selwyn VATU. Header saved. Follow-up put wide.
80′ After all that Solomon Islands have a freekick on the edge of the area but rushing VAN defence clear the danger.
79′ YELLOW CARD Vanuatu’s Jason THOMAS gets a card for shirt pulling in the incident that led to the red card.
78′ RED CARD Solomon Islands Israel TATAI is sent for lashing out at JasonTHOMAS.
77′ SUB VAN Vanuatu’s Abednigo SAU replaced by Selwyn VATU
76′ Vanuatu’s Godine TENENE skies one over the goal from the edge of the area.
74′ A VAN corner met by THOMAS header. Solomon Islands Goalkeeper Harold NAUANIA just beats SAU to it.
73′ Every SOL player back for the corner. Only two VAN players in the box. Corner still finds one, almost. Solomon Islands Goalkeeper Harold NAUANIA gathers.
72′ SAU produces a lovely backheel to control the ball into his stride. Wins a corner.
70′ YELLOW CARD Solomon Islands Steven TOLEYI goes into the book.
66′ YELLOW CARDS Vanuatu’s Bong KALO and Solomon Islands Sedrick DOLIASI both cautioned.
63′ SUB SOL Desmonfd TUTU can’t continue in goal and is replaced by Harold NAUANIA
61′ Both SAU and TUTU are receiving treatment after that challenge
60′ high bouncing ball is claimed by Solomon Islands Goalkeeper Desmond TUTU under pressure from SAU
57′ Few half chance from the FK with teh best to TENENE which is blocked.
56′ YELLOW CARD Solomon Islands Richard RARAMO was cautioned for the challenge leading to that freekick.
56′ Solomon Islands Richard RARAMO fouls KALO just outside the left hand edge of the box. FK to follow.
53′ Solomon Islands David FILIA blasts a shot over the bar
52′ KALO dinks the ball over the defender but GK TUTU beats him to it.
49′ Corner played low and hard by Vanuatu’s Timothy BOULET fluffs the clearance but DICK claims it safely.
46′ Solomon Islands get us restarted in Port Vila
HT SUB Solomon Islands Albert WETNEY is replaced by Larry ZAMA
45′ HALF-TIME Vanuatu 1-1 Solomon Islands. No additional time played as the referee blows for half-time bringing a tense but entertaining half of football to a close.
44′ Ricocheted shot ballons up but DICK claims safely.
41′ Fast feet from Solomon Islands Albert WETNEY, slips in TATAI but BOULET does enough to prevent him cutting inside to shoot.
36′ GOAL!!! Vanuatu 1-1 Solomon Islands Vanuatu are level.! Godine TENENE is picked out near the back post and he buries the shot past TUTU. Keeper had no chance.
36′ TENENE has his close range shot blocked, Plays back to KALO. Offside.
34′ Solomon Islands Israel TATAI heads wide from a Steven TOLEYI cross.
30′ KALO and TENENE combine with short passes out side the area but Solomon Islands defence closes ranks to break it up.
28′ SAU tries to set TENENE in behind but the assistant’s flag is up for offside.
26′ Vanuatu’s Claude ARU breaks through but the cut-back picks out a defender rather than a teammate.
25′ KALO skips in front of a defender to win the ball but miscues his cross with SAU waiting.
21′ GOAL!!! Vanuatu 0-1 Solomon Islands Freekick is played for Solomon Islands Joe GISE whose bending shot beats the keeper. Solomon Islands lead 1-0
20′ Solomon Islands David FILIA wins a freekick high up the pitch
19′ KALO wins the ball off the press. SAU tees up Godine TENENE but touch lets him down.
17′ Vanuatu’s Godine TENENE crosses from SAU who misses with a header. KALO beats keeper to the ball. Crossed back in and SAU volleys wide.
16′ Beautiful touch from TENENE as Vanuatu break down the right
15′ A Vanuatu corner is cleared by Solomon Islands defence.
14′ Shot from Solomon Islands Adrian RICKSON missed the target.
13′ KALO tries to find Vanuatu’s Godine TENENE in the middle but the cross is too close to GK Desmond TUTU.
12′ Vanuatu’s Abednigo SAU tries a snap shot after a turnover but it goes wide. Had men out wide screaminig for it.
11′ Vanuatu’s Jason THOMAS almost picks out SAU with a long ball into the box but it just evades the big striker.
9′ The corner falls to Solomon Islands Richard RARAMO whose shot is only narrowly too high.
8′ Solomon Islands Albert WETNEY charges down a Timothy BOULET clearance. SOL earn a corner from the break.
6′ Vanuatu’s Tasso JEFFERY rises well to head clear a cross-field ball for Solomon Islands’ Augustine WAITA
5′ Solomon Islands Israel TATAI hits a shot on the half volley but it sails wide
4′ Ball floated in for SAU is nodded on but eventually cleared by Solomon Islands
3′ Vanuatu’s Abednigo SAU is caught offside
1′ Bright start from Solomon Islands who briefly get in behind.
1′ The hosts get matters underway in Port VIla for this historic semi final.
-2 The anthems are done and we’re just moments away from kick off
-10 A big crowd has made its way into the ground for what could be an historic moment for the hosts. Many were here hours before kickoff to get the best vantage points