OFC: The Oceania Football Confederation Appeals Committee will convene on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 August in Auckland, New Zealand to consider the appeal lodged by New Zealand Football against the decision made by the OFC Disciplinary Committee on 12 July.
The OFC Disciplinary Committee upheld a protest by the Vanuatu Football Federation in respect to the fielding of an ineligible player by New Zealand during the semi-final of the OFC Olympic Qualifiers in Papua New Guinea on 10 July.
New Zealand forfeited the match against Vanuatu with a result of 0-3, eliminating New Zealand from contesting the final against Fiji on 12 July at Sir Hubert Murray Stadium.
Under Article 96 of the OFC Disciplinary Code, the members of the judicial bodies must ensure that everything disclosed to them during the course of their duty remains confidential, including the facts of the case, contents of deliberations and decisions taken.
In light of this, the hearing will be in closed session.