#WCQ REVIEW | All Whites profit from Fiji’s errors
The New Zealand All Whites are only a draw away from securing their place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – OFC Stage 3 final after a 2-0 win against a gutsy Fijian side at Churchill Park in Lautoka today.
With FIFA World Cup Qualifying in full swing in Oceania we take a moment to check in on South America where previously high-flying Ecuador have slipped into the intercontinental playoff spot after defeat to Paraguay on match day 13 in CONMEBOL.
STANDINGS | After today's 2-0 win over Fiji in Lautoka, New Zealand need just one point on Tues to reach the OFC Stage 3 final in 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Qualifying. They'll get that opportunity on Tuesday when the two Group A teams meet again in Wellington.
FAMILY OF CHAMPIONS | The Tino family are well known in futsal circles thanks in part to the success of Smith who is considered one of Tahiti’s best and a key member of the national team.
At a domestic level, Smith is part of the Viarei team from Punaauia, and with his four brothers Anderson, Steven, Réne and Nelson as well as his brother-in-law Your Souday, they have the starting line-up.
The Fiji national team carry the weight of a nation as they prepare for tomorrow’s encounter with New Zealand, but after a visit to Jasper Williams High School in Lautoka, the team is feeling more determined than ever to do their country proud.
The Solomon Islands may have missed the last edition of the OFC U-17 Women’s Championship but with this year’s OFC U-16 Women's Championship just around the corner the preparations are already underway.
After working his way back from serious injury, New Zealand All White Deklan Wynne is delighted to now be fully fit and is targeting a big year as he looks to establish himself for both club and country.
Tahiti claimed a vital three FIFA World Cup qualifying points away from home by beating 10-man Papua New Guinea 3-1 at Sir John Guise Stadium with Sylvain Graglia bagging a brace in the come-from-behind win. Tahiti move to the top of Group B in OFC Stage 3 as they return to Papeete to face PNG in the return fixture on Tuesday.