New Zealand will play at the Confederations Cup in Russia next year after beating Papua New Guinea on penalties in the final of the OFC Nations Cup.
The game, played in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, finished goalless after 120 minutes but New Zealand won 4-2 on spot kicks.
Rory Fallon scored the first penalty of the shootout but Koriak Upaiga missed PNG's opening kick. Michael McGlinchey and Moses Dyer then netted for New Zealand, with Tommy Semmy and Michael Foster replying for...
Papua New Guinea, the lowest-ranked non-European side left in World Cup qualifying, booked their place in the third round in Oceania with an 8-0 thrashing of Samoa at the OFC Nations Cup on Sunday.
The second round of qualifying in the Oceania region doubles as the OFC Nations Cup, taking place in Papua New Guinea, with the overall winners going on to take part in next summer's Confederations Cup in Russia.
PNG, who have never before advanced through the group stage of the OFC Nations Cup in...
New Caledonia and Tahiti booked their places in the third round of Oceania World Cup qualifying with a game to spare.
New Caledonia romped to victory against Samoa, racing away to a 7-0 win in the OFC Nations Cup.
It took 18 minutes for them to take the lead, Roy Kayara scoring past goalkeeper Faalavelvae Matagi. Kevin Nemia doubled the advantage in the 28th minute and shortly afterwards Kayara bagged his second of the match.
Cesar Lolohea scored from the spot seven minutes before...
Tahiti took control of their World Cup qualifying group on Sunday with a 4-0 thrashing of Samoa.
The second round of qualifying in the Oceania region doubles as the OFC Nations Cup, taking place in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, with the winners going on to take part in next summer's Confederations Cup in Russia.
Tahiti are the current holders of the OFC title, and represented the region at the Confed Cup in Brazil three years ago -- where they lost 6-1 to Nigeria, 10-0 to Spain and 8-0 to Uruguay.