New Zealand draw hosts Fiji and PNG at OFC U-19 Women’s Championship

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New Zealand have been drawn to play Fiji and Papua New Guinea at this year’s OFC U-19 Women’s Championship.

The tournament will be staged in Fiji from June 21 — July 8, 2023.

New Zealand will go to the tournament to defend the title they won in 2019.

Winning the tournament provides automatic qualification to the 2024 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup which will be expanded from 16 to 24 teams next year.

In the OFC U-19 Women’s Championship, the three group winners, three second-placed teams and the two best third-placed teams will qualify for the quarter-finals.

Main photo: OFC president Lambert Matlock draws New Zealand’s name.

The groups

The schedule

How the draw was made