Fans can follow live streams of New Zealand’s games at OFC U-17 Championships

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New Zealand supporters will be able to watch live streams of their national U-17 men’s team at January’s OFC U-17 Championship in Fiji.

The Oceania Football Confederation have confirmed that all 20 matches at the tournament will be streamed live and free through their partnership with Eleven Sports.

The announcement also includes dates and kick-off times for New Zealand’s pool games against New Caledonia and American Samoa.


Group B

Game to be played on Wednesday January 11, 2023

New Zealand v New Caledonia
Fiji FA Academy, Ba, 4pm (NZT)

Game to be played on Saturday January 14, 2023

New Zealand v American Samoa
Fiji FA Academy, Ba, 4pm (NZT)

The groups

Group A: Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Tonga.

Group B: New Zealand, New Caledonia, American Samoa.

Group C: Tahiti, Vanuatu, Cook Islands.

The winners and runners-up from each pool and the two highest-ranked third-placed teams will advance to the quarter-finals.

Main photo: New Zealand’s winning team from the 2017 OFC Championship held in Papeete, Tahiti.


The tournament will run from January 11-28, 2023.

Quarter-finals: January 21-22.

Semi-finals: January 25.

Final: January 28.

The schedule

Tournament schedule courtesy of OFC Media.


Games will be played at the Ba Academy in Ba, and at Suva’s HFC Bank Stadium.

About the championship

Next year’s tournament is the first for Oceania’s best U-16 or U-17 players since 2018 because of the cancellation of the 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2018, New Zealand won the OFC U-16 Championship, winning the final against Soloman Islands in a penalty shoot-out.

The scorers in the shoot-out included current All Whites Marko Stamenic and Matthew Garbett.

  • A decision by the OFC Disciplinary and Ethics Committee in 2019 in relation to the OFC U-16 Championship 2018 meant the Solomon Islands were excluded from participating in January’s championship.

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