Play-offs to decide who’ll face Auckland City in OFC Champions League

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A series of fixtures in June will determine who Auckland City will meet in this year’s OFC Champions League tournament to decide the region’s representative at the FIFA Club World Cup.

The OFC Champions League format has been revised in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to minimise travel for participating teams.

Auckland City have already qualified for the August tournament which will match up eight clubs in a centralised tournament.

But their opponents will be determined during June in a series of play-off games.

Fiji, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu will stage home and away play-offs — involving the champion and runners up from their national league competitions – and each play-off winner will qualify for the finals tournament in August.

Papua New Guinea and Tahiti will host single-leg matches between their national league champions and runners-up to decide their representatives.

The club champions of American Samoa, Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga are scheduled to meet in a centralised qualifying tournament to decide who earns the final qualification spot. Details of that tournament still depend on pending border restrictions.

The Oceania Football Confederation will provide livestreaming coverage of all the play-offs

OFC Champions League play-offs

Dates and times are local time

New Caledonia

June 4 (3pm)
Sc Ne Drehu v Hienghène Sport
Stade Yoshida, Kone

June 6 (3pm)
Hienghène Sport v Sc Ne Drehu
Stade Numa Daly, Noumea


June 14 (8pm)
AS Pirae v AS Venus
Stade Pater, Papeete


June 17 (7pm)
Rewa FC v Lautoka FC
Churchill Park, Lautoka

June 19 (3pm) 
Lautoka FC v Rewa FC
Ratu Cakobau Park, Suva


June 18 (2pm)
RueRue FC v Galaxy FC
Luganville Soccer City Stadium, Luganville

June 25 (2pm) 
Galaxy FC v RueRue FC
Korman Stadium, Port Vila

Solomon Islands

June 19 (3pm)
Solomon Warriors FC v Central Coast FC
Lawson Tama Stadium

June 25 (3pm)
Central Coast FC v Solomon Warriors FC
Lawson Tama Stadium

Papua New Guinea

June 25 (3pm)
Lae City FC v Hekari United FC
PNG Football Stadium, Port Moresby

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