Fiji, Solomon Islands in same pool for OFC
May 8, 2019 4:23 pm
Fiji has been drawn in a tough pool for the OFC Futsal Nations Cup 2019 tournament which will be hosted by New Caledonia between the 27th of October to the 2nd of November.
The national side will play defending champions Solomon Islands, Tahiti and Tonga in Pool B.
The winner of the tournament will earn the rights to represent OFC at the 2022 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania.
Champions and top seed Solomon Islands and second-ranked New Zealand were placed into different pots to ensure they don’t face each other during the group stages with the two bottom-ranked sides American Samoa and Tonga also separated for the same reason.
OFC Futsal Development Officer Paul Toohey believes that New Caledonia will provide a perfect fit for the tournament which will likely to be the most competitive OFC Futsal competition to date.