Tag Archives: Cook Islands

Four teams eye OFC U-19 Men’s Championship 2024 qualification!

Host nation Vanuatu will look to use their home field advantage as they kick off the OFC U-19 Men’s Championship 2024 – Qualifying in Port Vila tomorrow. The tournament begins at the spectacular setting of Freshwater Stadium which was extensively redeveloped ahead of last year’s OFC Men’s Champions League which …

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Cook Islands coach paving the way to International success!

With a population of just over 17,000, Cook Islands are the smallest member association in FIFA, but that hasn’t stopped the South Pacific nation of dreaming big. Cook Islands men’s team spent seven years in the football wilderness before returning to the international scene in March 2022. Limited games have …

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Tonga, Samoa & Cook Islands prepare for OFC Nations Cup 2024 qualifiers!

All three teams have been talking up their chances of qualifying for June’s OFC Nations Cup in Vanuatu, on the eve of the Qualifying tournament in Tonga. Host nation Tonga, Samoa, and the Cook Islands will battle over the next week in Nuku’alofa for a place at the OFC showpiece …

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Former referee Tupou Patia Brogan changing the landscape of women’s football in Cook Islands!

In the vast, turquoise waters of the Pacific, stands a modern-day trailblazer redefining the world of football in the Cook Islands. Tupou Patia Brogan has emerged as a symbol of courage and a beacon of progress, as she changes the landscape in a sport of male dominance. The football pitch …

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Cook Islands FA team up with New Zealand Football to enhance Coaching!

The Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA) has struck a ground breaking collaboration with New Zealand Football to elevate the standard of coaching in the region. NZ Football will be working with local Cook Islands football coaches to help them in achieving the highly sort after C License in football coaching. …

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino makes historic visit to the Cook Islands!

Gianni Infantino has made a historic visit to the Cook Islands, becoming the first FIFA President to visit the country where FIFA Forward funds are boosting football development. During his visit, Gianni Infantino stressed that the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, being staged in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia, belongs …

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COVID-19 forces Vanuatu & Cook Islands out of 2022 FIFA World Cup – Oceania Qualifiers!

Following the decisions taken by the football associations of the Cook Islands and Vanuatu to withdraw from the 2022 FIFA World Cup – Oceania Qualifiers due to positive cases of COVID-19 that affected their respective national teams, the Bureau for the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers has taken the following decisions …

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COVID-19 forces 2022 FIFA World Cup – Oceania Qualifiers match cancellations & postponement!

The Oceania Football Confederation can confirm that due to a number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the Vanuatu and Cook Islands squads, Match Day 3 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup – Oceania Qualifiers will not go ahead. As a result of the vast majority of the squad testing …

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Cook Islands confirm squad for 2022 FIFA World Cup – Oceania Qualifiers!

The Cook Islands have called on players based in New Zealand, Australia and England, in addition to talent from their own domestic league, for this month’s Oceania Qualifiers in Qatar. Coach Alan Taylor has included eight players in his group who play club football outside of the Cook Islands, along …

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Cook Islands host first Future Stars festival!

The Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA) held their inaugural Future Stars grassroots festival earlier this month, which catered for over 100 kids between the ages of five and 13 at its complex in Matavera. The Future Stars festival was initiated by CIFA, with a framework based on the OFC Player …

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