RESULTS: Opening games at OFC Women’s Olympic Qualifier tournament

Fiji, Samoa and New Zealand were winners on the opening day of the OFC Women’s Olympic Qualifier tournament.

Hosts Samoa delighted the home crowd, scoring the winning goal in a 1-0 victory with only seconds to go, when Leah Manulelua converted from the penalty spot.

Main photo: Joy for the Samoa team after a late matchwinner. Photo credit: OFC Media / Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

Fiji ran up the day’s biggest win, while tournament favourites New Zealand scored three early goals to begin their campaign.

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Results

Games played on Wednesday February 7, 2024

Group A

Fiji 10 (Sofi Diyalowai 2’, 13’, 14’, Koleta Likuculacula 34’, Cema Nasau 45+3’, 58’, 76’, Kasanita Tabua 60’, Preeya Singh 69’, Unaisi Tuberi 90+5′)
American Samoa 0

Papua New Guinea 1 (Keren Kalapai 69′)
Solomon Islands 1 (Lorina Solosaia 30′)

Standings

Group B

New Zealand 3 (Grace Jale 2′, 16′, Ally Green 13′ pen)
Tonga 0

Samoa 1 (Leah Manuleleua 90+5′ pen)
Vanuatu 0

Standings

How to watch the tournament

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Tournament draw

The top two sides from each pool will advance to the semi-final stage with each pool winner meeting the runners-up from the other group.

The winning semi-finalists will meet in a sudden-death final.

Match schedule

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