Auckland City FC withdraw from FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021™, replacement nominated

OFC: Due to the New Zealand Government’s revision to border controls in light of the COVID-19 variant Omicron, Auckland City FC are unable to participate in the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021™ in February. In place of Auckland City FC, the Oceania Football Confederation Executive Committee, with FIFA approval, has nominated Tahiti’s AS Pirae…

PNG Kapuls coach confident of team

PORT MORESBY, (POST COURIER)—-The men’s national soccer team, Kapuls is currently undergoing training at the PNG Football Association academy in Lae with assistant coach Bob Morris. Head coach Marcos Gusmao will be joining the team soon to continue preparations for the 2022 World Cup Oceania Football Confederation qualifiers in Doha, Qatar. Gusmao who is waiting…

Super Rugby’s Pacific Reset

AUCKLAND/SUVA, 30 SEPTEMBER 2021 (RNZ PACIFIC)—The push for a Pacific Island Super Rugby team has been decades in the making and finally, in February, it will come to fruition with not one but two new teams, Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua. After being awarded a conditional licence back in April, the wait for confirmation…