Futsal Ferns to face four OFC nations in quest for FIFA Futsal Women’s World Cup

New Zealand’s Futsal Ferns have learned who they’ll have to beat to qualify for the inaugural FIFA Futsal Women’s World Cup to be held in the Philippines next year.

The Oceania Football Confederation have made the draw for the first-ever OFC Futsal Women’s Nations Cup, the competition that will qualify the winner to represent Oceania at the 2025 World Cup.

Main photo: Former Fiji international Lavenia Yalovi draws out New Zealand’s name. 

The Nations Cup will be held in the Solomon Islands from August 17-25, 2024.

The cup tournament will involve five nations who will play a round-robin, followed by a play-off for 3rd/4th place and the final.

New Zealand will face Tahiti, Fiji, Tonga and hosts Solomon Islands.

The hosting of the tournament by the Solomon Islands has been made possible only by the construction of Friendship Hall, in Honiara, a multi-purpose indoor sports facility built in time for the 2023 Pacific Games.


Friendship Hall, Honiara’s purpose-built indoor stadium.

New Zealand’s fixtures

Game to be played on Saturday August 17, 2024

New Zealand v Tonga
Friendship Hall, Honiara, 4pm (NZT)

Game to be played on Tuesday August 20, 2024

Fiji v New Zealand
Friendship Hall, Honiara,, 4pm (NZT)

Game to be played on Thursday August 22, 2024

Solomon Islands v New Zealand
Friendship Hall, Honiara,, 6pm (NZT)

Game to be played on Friday August 23, 2024

New Zealand v Tahiti
Friendship Hall, Honiara, 4pm (NZT)

Tournament schedule

Note: Times shown are Solomon Islands local time.

Tournament draw

Watch how the match schedule was drawn at OFC’s Home of Football

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