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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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Football activities take centre stage across Oceania!

Although OFC’s international calendar is still uncertain due to the impact of COVID-19, football activities have started to resume in recent months and weeks in the OFC’s Member Associations. As part of the increasing number of activities in the region, OFC Head of High Performance and Education Owain Prosser conducted …

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FIFA publishes first-ever manual on third-party influence & ownership!

In line with its commitment to promoting greater transparency and disclosure of its core internal activities, FIFA has published the “Manual on ‘TPI’ and ‘TPO’ in football agreements”. This manual has been developed with the primary objective of informing football stakeholders and the general public about how FIFA interprets and …

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Oceania FC/NZF Goalkeeper coaching course ready to launch!

James Bannatyne will lead the first OFC/NZF ‘C’ Licence goalkeeper coaching courses in Auckland and Christchurch later this year. The 40-hour course will be spread across five days in each location and will require participants to complete some extra practical goalkeeping coaching work too. Bannatyne, OFC’s Goalkeeping Development Consultant, will …

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2020 Oceania Champions League cancelled!

OFC’s Executive Committee has agreed to cancel the remaining matches in the OFC Champions League 2020 due to the border and travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The competition had reached the quarter-final stage after pool play in February and March before the pandemic took hold. The OFC Champions …

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