New Zealand to face Vanuatu in Wednesday’s OFC Olympic qualifier semi-final

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New Zealand will play Vanuatu on Wednesday for a place in the OFC Olympic qualifier final.

If the national U-23 side beats Vanuatu, they will then play either Solomon Islands or Fiji for the right to represent Oceania at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Wednesday’s semi-finals were sorted out on Sunday when final pool games were played at the tournament being staged in Auckland.

Solomon Islands were impressive, beating Tonga 5-1 to go through their three Pool B games unbeaten.

Vanuatu beat Samoa 3-1 at The Trusts Arena to clinch their place in the semi-finals.

Main photo: Vanuatu celebrate their first goal scored by Ronn Tasarur. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.


Games played on Sunday September 3, 2023

OFC Olympic qualifier

Pool B

Vanuatu 3 (Ronn Tasarur 20’, Joe Moses 30′ pen, 38’)
Samoa 1 (Juan Gobbi 16′)

Tonga 1 (David-John Tuamoheloa 74′)
Solomon Islands 5 (Junior Rocky 16′, Dalton Saeni 45′, Calvin Ohasio 47′, Hudyn Irodao 63′, Wesley Toitani 77′)

Pool A

Games in Pool A are complete. The final table:

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Games to be played on Wednesday September 6, 2023

New Zealand v Vanuatu 
Go Media Mt Smart Stadium, Penrose, 3pm

Solomon Islands v Fiji
Go Media Mt Smart Stadium, Penrose, 7pm


To be played at North Harbour Stadium on Saturday September 9, 2023, at 7pm.

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