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The FFA has decided not to push round one of the upcoming A-League season back to cater for potential Socceroos' World Cup qualifying playoffs.
With one year to go until the World Cup kicks off, we asked writers from around the world to summarise the state of qualifying play in their region.
Solomon Islands are through to the Oceania World Cup qualifying playoff after securing top spot in Group B on Tuesday.
Solomon Islands moved a step closer to a World Cup regional play-off against New Zealand after beating Papua New Guinea 3-2 on Friday.
The United States, Canada and Mexico bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup is supported by the OFC, the 11-nation Oceania football confederation.
Papua New Guinea are in control of their own destiny in Oceania World Cup qualifying after winning 2-1 in Tahiti.