New Zealand will learn their next opponents at the OFC U-19 Championship when the last group game is decided on Friday afternoon (NZT).
Papua New Guinea play Tonga at 1pm, and the result will decide who the New Zealanders meet in the quarter-final on Sunday (2.30pm N ZT).
New Zealand will play PNG or Tonga, depending on which ends up being the best-performing third-placed team in Groups B and C.
Here are the possible outcomes:
- If PNG win today, they meet New Zealand
- If Tonga win today, they meet New Zealand
- If PNG and Tonga draw, PNG meet New Zealand.
The finalists at the tournament automatically qualify for next year’s FIFA U-20 Men’s World Cup in Indonesia.
Note: PNG and Vanuatu failed to play their first two games at the tournament and those games were recorded as 3-0 default losses.
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Latest group standings
Group A (final)
Group C (final)
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The group winners and runners-up from each group progress to the quarter-final stage, as well as the two highest-ranked third-placed teams.
Q1: NEW ZEALAND v Best performed 3rd team from B/C
Q2: TAHITI v COOK ISLANDS
Q3: NEW CALEDONIA v SOLOMON ISLANDS
Q4: FIJI v SAMOA
Winners Q1 v Winners Q2
Winners Q3 v Winners Q4
About the OFC U-19 Championship
New Zealand have won the championship at seven of the 22 previous tournaments.
New Zealand are the current title holders, having won in 2018, the last time the championship was held.