New Zealand beat Tahiti 5-0 in the final of the 2023 OFC Futsal Nations Cup, to earn the right to represent Oceania at the 2024 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Uzbekistan.
It’s the first time New Zealand have qualified for the FIFA Futsal World Cup.
Main photo credit: OFC / Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.
Games played on Saturday October 7, 2023
New Zealand 5 (Stephen Ashby-Peckham 6′, Jordan Ditfort 28′, Thomas Picken 29′, Dylan Manickum 33′, Hamish Grey 39′)
Play-off for 3rd
Fiji 3 (Bruce Hughes 27’ 35’ Filipe Baravilala 39′)
Solomon Islands 5 (Charlie Otainao 10’ Elis Mana 16’ 36’ 37’ Marlon Sia 38’)
Play-off for 5th
Vanuatu 3 (Kemly Lehi 4′, Jayso Timatua 7′, Sandy Mesau 21′)
New Caledonia 5 (Emmanuel Hmaen 17′, Jymaël Upa 24′, Nicolas Foubert 26′, Christ Pei 36′, 38′)
Play-off for 7th
Tonga 3 (Hemaloto Polovili 5′, Tevita Falepapalangi 17′, Maloni Manu’olevao 34′)
Samoa 4 (Vaa Taualai 6′, 29′ 39′, Falaniko Nanumea 31′)
New Zealand Futsal Whites squad
Rahan Ali | Moreland Futsal
Mike Antamanov | Auckland City FC
Stephen Ashby-Peckham | Auckland City FC
Jordan Ditfort | Bloomsbury Futsal
Hamish Grey | Unattached
Oban Hawkins | Southern United
Dylan Manickum | Auckland City FC
Ethan Martin | Waikato Rapids
Adam Paulsen | Auckland City FC
Thomas Picken | Auckland City FC
Casey Sharplin | Waikato Rapids
Patrick Steele | Waikato Rapids
Art Twigg | Auckland City FC
Logan Wisnewski | Bloomsbury Futsal
About the 2024 FIFA Futsal World Cup
The tournament will be staged in Uzbekistan from September 14 – October 6, 2024.
It will be the 10th Futsal World Cup and 24 teams will participate, including the host nation and New Zealand.
The rest of the qualifiers will come from tournaments to be held next year, with the following numbers of teams to earn places at the Uzbekistan tournament: Asia (3, as well as hosts Uzbekistan), Africa (3), Central, North America and Caribbean (4), South America (4) and Europe (7).
Portugal are the current holders of the World Cup.
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