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Oceania Football Confederation makes more 2021 calendar changes!

The OFC Executive Committee has agreed to further changes to the OFC’s football calendar for the upcoming year 2021. Due to the uncertain international environment caused by COVID-19 and border restrictions throughout the Pacific, OFC remains unable to operate football tournaments. The OFC U-20 Championship, that was due to be …

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Lord Ve’ehala elected as third Oceania FC vice-president!

The OFC Executive Committee has held its final meeting for 2020, wrapping up a year unlike any other in the Oceania Football Confederation’s 54-year history. Although 2020 has been forgettable for many reasons, OFC believes many positives have resulted from a year of uncertainty and unprecedented disruption. The Executive Committee …

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Just Play Cup wraps in Fiji!

The success of the inaugural Just Play Cup in Fiji has organisers already looking ahead to the wider implementation of the pilot project in 2021. The Just Play Cup is a tournament-type programme which runs alongside the Just Play Programme incorporating a traditional football model alongside social components, providing players …

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Auckland City FC nominated for FIFA Club World Cup!

The OFC Executive Committee has agreed to nominate New Zealand’s Auckland City FC as the Confederation’s representative to participate in the FIFA Club World Cup in February 2021. The winner of this year’s OFC Champions League was set to attend the tournament in Qatar, but the Champions League was cancelled …

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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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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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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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Oceania Just Play Emergency Programme gets a revamp!

Like so many in the sports world, OFC Just Play Programme teams across the Pacific are adjusting to a new normal. For the staff in Fiji that means putting their heads together to develop and revise Just Play Emergency Programme resources, and support the design of two new components – …

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