New Zealand will play Cook Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu in the revised draw for September’s OFC U-16 Women’s Championship.
The Oceania Football Confederation was forced to redraw the tournament schedule after the late withdrawals of Samoa and Papua New Guinea.
The winner of the tournament in Tahiti will qualify for the 2024 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in the Dominican Republic.
In the new schedule, released on Friday September 8, eight teams will compete across two groups of four, with the top two advancing to the semi-final stage.
- New Caledonia
- Solomon Islands
- New Zealand
- Cook Islands
Group A will feature New Caledonia, Tahiti, Tonga and Solomon Islands, with the opening match of the tournament between Tonga and the Solomon Islands to be played on September 13 (September 14 NZT).
Group B includes New Zealand, Cook Islands, Fiji, and Vanuatu, with the opening fixture in the Group between New Zealand and the Cook Islands to be played on September 14 (September 15 NZT).
All matches will be played at the Stade Pater in Papeete.
The top two sides from each group will compete in the semi-finals, to be held on September 23, with teams finishing in 3rd and 4th, respectively qualifying for the play-off for 5th and play-off for 7th matches.
The play-off for 3rd place and the final will be held on Tuesday September 26.
All dates and kick-off times are NZT
Games to be played on Thursday September 14, 2023
Tonga v Solomon Islands (2pm)
New Caledonia v Tahiti (5pm)
Games to be played on Friday September 15, 2023
New Zealand v Cook Islands (2pm)
Fiji v Vanuatu (5pm)
Games to be played on Sunday September 17, 2023
New Caledonia v Tonga (2pm)
Solomon Islands v Tahiti (5pm)
Games to be played on Monday September 18, 2023
New Zealand v Fiji (2pm)
Vanuatu v Cook Islands (5pm)
Games to be played on Wednesday September 20, 2023
Solomon Islands v New Caledonia (2pm)
Tahiti v Tonga (5pm)
Games to be played on Thursday September 21, 2023
Vanuatu v New Zealand (2pm)
Cook Islands v Fiji (5pm)
Games to be played on Sunday September 24, 2023
Semi-Final 1 (2pm)
Semi-Final 2 (5pm)
Games to be played on Monday September 25, 2023
Play-off for 7th place (2pm)
Play-off for 5th place (5pm)
Games to be played on Wednesday September 27, 2023
Play-off for 3rd place (2pm)