Thursday , November 26 2020

Oceania

New Zealand goalkeeper coaches start new coaching course!

Isaac Tetteh and Enaut Zubikarai will go from goalkeeping course classmates to coaching rivals this weekend. Both men are part of the inaugural OFC/NZF Goalkeeping C Licence course being held in Auckland. The five-day coaching course is spread across two blocks and began with a three-day stretch that ran from …

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Oceania announces schedule changes for early 2021!

The Oceania Football Confederation Executive Committee has decided upon significant changes to the football calendar for the first quarter of 2021. Border restrictions and limited flights throughout the Pacific due to the coronavirus pandemic continue to pose a challenge for OFC. There is also quarantine or managed isolation protocols in …

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Host City selection process for 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup to begin!

Following the decision in June to award Australia and New Zealand the right to host the next FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023, the process to select the Host Cities for the tournament took its first steps today with confirmation that virtual workshops between FIFA and the 12 candidate cities …

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SC East Bengal announce signing of Germany defender Matti Steinmann!

Indian Super League newcomers SC East Bengal announced on Sunday the signing of Germany defender Ville Matti Steinmann ahead of the 2020/21 season. 25 year old Hamburg-born Ville Matti Steinmann played locally for TSV Bargteheide and SV Preußen Reinfeld at youth level before joining the Hamburger SV Academy. He was …

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New Zealand coaches study in OFC/NZF A Licence course!

Sixteen coaches from across New Zealand have assembled in Auckland this week to complete Part 3 of the OFC/NZF A Licence course. Part 1 saw coaches connect in January this year, before Part 2 involved the candidates completing several distance learning tasks in their own football environment, including match analysis, …

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New Zealand Football release national league draws!

New Zealand Football have today confirmed the draw, and a new name, for the country’s top-tier men’s football competition. The 2020/21 competition will now be known as the ISPS Handa Men’s Premiership (formerly the ISPS Handa Premiership), mirroring the naming convention of the previously announced ISPS Handa Women’s Premiership (formerly …

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Oceania aiming to host international futsal sides in 2021!

If border restrictions ease, top international futsal teams could be offered the opportunity to play in next year’s OFC Futsal Invitational tournament. The Solomon Islands are scheduled to head to the rescheduled FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania in September, and they will need to play some tough games to …

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