New Caledonia have announced their wider squad for the men’s national team, ahead of the group assembling in camp later this month.
The 58-strong selection includes players from 15 different clubs across New Caledonia, while six clubs from other nations are also in line to supply players.
Hienghène Sport, the 2019 OFC Champions League winners, along with 2020 New Caledonia Super League champions AS Tiga Sport, have the highest representation in the squad with 10 players each.
The group will assemble on November 24 for training sessions which adhere to the current COVID-19 Government protocols in place in New Caledonia.
New Caledonian Football Federation Technical Director Dominique Wacalie said despite a lack of club football being played due to the pandemic, he was confident the selected players would arrive in camp in good physical shape.
“Clubs have a physical trainer, or coaches, who have specific knowledge of athletic preparation and they can carry out individualised programmes to keep players in the best physical condition,” Wacalie said.
“We have information on the state of the players with the clubs too. We will find out more information during the physical tests which will be held in our upcoming training sessions.”