Two teams from Oceania for Under 17 and Under 20 World Cup
September 26, 2015 12:50 am
The opportunities for Oceania’s youth footballers just expanded following the announcement that the Oceania Football Confederation will receive an additional slot for the FIFA U-17 and FIFA U-20 World Cups as of 2017.
The decision from the FIFA Executive Committee means OFC will now be represented by two nations at each of these men’s youth events.
OFC President David Chung welcomes the move, which he believes will lead to greater future success for any teams which qualify.
Chung says the hosting of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand was an opportunity for a second OFC side to present a case for the region.
The decision to award OFC an additional slot at the FIFA U-17 and U-20 World Cups was made by the FIFA Executive Committee during a two-day meeting in Zurich.