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Oceania News

Postby nzfooty » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:03 pm

Oceania Football Podcast

I thought this might interest those of you who like footy in more exotic, off the beaten path places.

Podcast home here.

Episode 3 (Mon, 24 March 2014)
Oceania Football Podcast host Gordon Watson is joined by Moiz Munif, Media Office from the Fiji Football Association, OFC Technical Director Patrick Jacquemet and OFC Media and Communication Co-ordinator Jacqueline Tran Van.


Episode 2 (Mon, 17 March 2014)
Oceania Football Podcast host Gordon Watson is joined by Technical Director Patrick Jacquemet and Futsal & Beach Soccer Development Officer Paul Toohey to discuss football development in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.


Episode 1 (Mon, 10 March 2014)
Oceania Football Podcast host Gordon Watson is joined by Jacqueline Tran Van and Daniel Markham to discuss women's football in Oceania and the forthcoming OFC Champions League Group stages.

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Re: Oceania News

Postby nzfooty » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:24 am

The 2013–14 OFC Champions League group stages are being played currently as a tournament in Fiji.

There is a Facebook page for this tournament as well as a youtube channel that show the matches live (10 am and 1 pm Korean time if anyone is bored at work). There have been complaints about the quality of the feeds - though they have promised to get it fixed.

Today:
Group C: Kiwi (Samoa) v (New Zealand) Waitakere United (10 am); Solomon Warriors (Solomon Islands) v (Tahiti) Pirae (1 pm)
Other results so far:
Group B: Amicale (Vanuatu) 1–0 (Tahiti) Dragon; Auckland City (New Zealand) 3–0 (Fiji) Nadi
Group A: Tafea (Vanuatu) 3–1 (Papua New Guinea) Hekari United; Magenta (New Caledonia) 0–2 (Fiji) Ba

Three groups of four - the group winners and the best runner-up advance to the semi-finals.

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Re: Oceania News

Postby weka » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:53 pm

The feed the first matchday was great. No problems. Now? It's just bad. It stops every 5 mins and I can't even watch games properly.
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Re: Oceania News

Postby nzfooty » Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:29 pm

2013–14 OFC Champions League

New Zealand teams are not setting this competition alight. Auckland are somewhat unlucky in that they were
overtaken on GD only because Amicale (vanuatu) somehow managed to score four in the last six or seven minutes of their
match against Nadi (Fiji).
Waitakere on the other hand were only minutes away from losing to Solomon Warriors which surely would've been curtains
for them.
The good news is that at this stage at last one of the NZ teams is guaranteed to go through.

Only four teams qualify (2 group winners plus the best runner-up) for the next round.

Six teams have been eliminated with one round left.

Group A

Kiwi (Samoa) 0–2 (New Zealand) Waitakere United
Solomon Warriors (Solomon Islands) 1–2 (Tahiti) Pirae

Pirae (Tahiti) 8–0 (Samoa) Kiwi
Waitakere United (New Zealand) 1-1 (Solomon Islands) Solomon Warriors

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Pirae              2 2-0-0 10:1    +9 6   /Tahiti
Waitakere United  2 1-1-0  3:1  +2 4   /New Zealand
Solomon Warriors  2 0-1-1  2:3  -1 1   /Solomon Islands (eliminated)
Kiwi              2 0-0-2  0:10 −10 0  /Samoa (eliminated)


15 April
Kiwi (Samoa) v (Solomon Islands) Solomon Warriors
Pirae (Tahiti) v (New Zealand) Waitakere United

Group B

Amicale (Vanuatu) 1–0 (Tahiti) Dragon
Auckland City (New Zealand) 3–0 (Fiji) Nadi

Dragon (Tahiti) 0–3 (New Zealand) Auckland City
Nadi (Fiji) 0–6 (Vanuatu) Amicale

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Amicale    2 2-0-0 7:0 +7 6  /Vanuatu
Auckland City    2 2-0-0 6:0 +6 6  /New Zealand
Dragon            2 0-0-2 0:4 −4 0  /Tahiti (eliminated)
Nadi            2 0-0-2 0:9 −9 0  /Fiji (eliminated)


14 April
Nadi (Fiji) v (Tahiti) Dragon
Amicale (Vanuatu) v (New Zealand) Auckland City

Group C

Tafea (Vanuatu) 3–1 (Papua New Guinea) Hekari United
Magenta (New Caledonia) 0–2 (Fiji) Ba

Ba (Fiji) 4–0 (Vanuatu) Tafea
Hekari United (Papua New Guinea) 2–2 (New Caledonia) Magenta

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Ba           2 2-0-0    6:0 +6    6 /Fiji
Tafea           2 1-0-1    3:5 −2    3 /Vanuatu
Hekari         2 0-1-1    3:5 −2    1 /Papua New Guinea (eliminated)
Magenta        2 0-1-1    2:4 −2    1 /New Caledonia (eliminated)


13 April
Tafea (Vanuatu) v (New Caledonia) Magenta
Ba (Fiji) v (Papua New Guinea) Hekari United

Ranking of second-placed teams

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Auckland City      2 2-0-0  6:0 +6 6   /New Zealand
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Waitakere United  2 1-1-0  3:1 +2 4   /New Zealand
Tafea              2 1-0-1  3:5 −2 3   /Vanuatu

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Re: Oceania News

Postby weka » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:11 pm

Good news? NZ to go through? *looks at name* Aahhh okay.

Well, honestly, I wish the development of football would improve a lot in the Pacific. We could see some real competition...

I've been watching/listening ever-since and I have a few things to say.

Solomon Warriors were VERY unlucky to get that 1-1 draw with Waitakare.... so close to the win.

Hekari United were unlucky with those draws. They were completely unlucky to get them.

Ba is a goddamn freight train! Choo choo. AS Pirae is doing really good. Kiwi and Nadi need to really work on everything. Amicale of Vanuatu are doing some nice football and hopefully the game against Auckland will be a good one. Winner goes thru.
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Re: Oceania News

Postby nzfooty » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:44 pm

weka wrote:Good news? NZ to go through? *looks at name* Aahhh okay.

[...]

Amicale of Vanuatu are doing some nice football and hopefully the game against Auckland will be a good one. Winner goes thru.


Well done Amicale - 1-0 winners! Auckland now must hope their local rivals, Waitakare lose or draw their match against Pirae (Tahiti).
That would allow Auckland to sneak through into the semis as the best runner-up.

Truth be told, I hope so too. Nothing against Waitakare but Auckland are by far the strongest team from NZ and are the ones most likely
to do well in the rest of this competition (and qualify for the FIFA World Club Cup).

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Re: Oceania News

Postby eujin » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:43 pm

nzfooty wrote:Auckland are somewhat unlucky in that they were
overtaken on GD only because Amicale (vanuatu) somehow managed to score four in the last six or seven minutes of their
match against Nadi (Fiji).

A typical reason for that is the team doing the losing are going out if they don't get something from the match, so they are forced to throw caution (and common sense) to the wind and try to get some goals.

Heat and pitch bumpiness aside, New Zealand teams really shouldn't be getting pushed around in this tournament. Ba may be a "soccer crazy town" but it's population is similar to Rangiora or Ashburton and very few Jafas should know where Ashburton is. Even Amicale from Port Vila with its capital city chic is still smaller than Nelson.

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Re: Oceania News

Postby weka » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:48 am

I expect Ba and Amicale to be in the final with one of the two NZ teams which will probably be Auckland
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Re: Oceania News

Postby eujin » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:44 pm

weka wrote:I expect Ba and Amicale to be in the final with one of the two NZ teams which will probably be Auckland

You expect three teams in the final? That would be fun.

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Re: Oceania News

Postby weka » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:15 pm

Yeah, intead of two goals there is 3. So it's like a triangle. The team who scores most goals wins! But... will two team up against one??

What I meant was I expected either Ba or Amicale in final alongside an NZ team..
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Postby nzfooty » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:13 pm

eujin wrote:Heat and pitch bumpiness aside, New Zealand teams really shouldn't be getting pushed around in this tournament. Ba may be a "soccer crazy town" but it's population is similar to Rangiora or Ashburton and very few Jafas should know where Ashburton is. Even Amicale from Port Vila with its capital city chic is still smaller than Nelson.


Given its population size, some see PNG as the sleeping giant in Oceania.

weka wrote:Good news? NZ to go through? *looks at name* Aahhh okay.
Well, honestly, I wish the development of football would improve a lot in the Pacific. We could see some real competition...


Seems we do have a bit of competition here. When I was having my moan, I was worried one NZ team would go out on GD as a result of drawing their last match.
I really didn't see both losing. Waitakere were especially embarrassing, losing to a team that could afford losing that match by few goals. Glad Auckland managed to sneak through as they will have a decent crack at things and might still win the whole thing.

Group A

Kiwi (Samoa) 0–8 (Solomon Islands) Solomon Warriors
Pirae (Tahiti) 3–1 (New Zealand) Waitakere United

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[Tahiti] Pirae                    3    3-0-0    13:2     +11    9
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[Solomon Islands] Warriors        3    1-1-1    10:3      +7    4
[New Zealand] Waitakere United    3    1-1-1     4:4       0    4
[Samoa] Kiwi                      3    0-0-3     0:18    −18    0


Group B

Nadi (Fiji) 0–5 (Tahiti) Dragon
Amicale (Vanuatu) 1–0 (New Zealand) Auckland City

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[Vanuatu] Amicale                 3    3-0-0     8:0      +8    9
[New Zealand] Auckland City       3    2-0-1     6:1      +5    6
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[Tahiti] Dragon                   3    1-0-2     5:4      +1    3
[Fiji] Nadi                       3    0-0-3     0:14    −14    0


Group C

Tafea (Vanuatu) 1–3 (New Caledonia) Magenta
Ba (Fiji) 1–1 (Papua New Guinea) Hekari United

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[Fiji] Ba                         3    2-1-0     7:1      +6    7
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[New Caledonia] Magenta           3    1-1-1     5:5      0     4
[Vanuatu] Tafea                   3    1-0-2     4:8     −4     3
[PNG] Hekari United               3    0-2-1     4:6     −2     2


Semi-finals
(2 legs: Apr 26/27 & May 3/4)

Ba (Fiji) v (Vanuatu) Amicale
Auckland City (New Zealand) v (Tahiti) Pirae

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Re: Oceania News

Postby nzfooty » Tue May 06, 2014 1:55 pm

OFC Champions League

Semi-finals
Auckland City (New Zealand) 3–0, 1-2 (Tahiti) Pirae
Auckland City won 4–2 on aggregate

Ba (Fiji) 1–2, 0-0 (Vanuatu) Amicale
Amicale won 2–1 on aggregate

Final

10 May
Korman Stadium, Port Vila, Vanuatu
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18 May
Kiwitea Street, Auckland

Amicale (Vanuatu) v (New Zealand) Auckland City

Chance for Auckland to avenge their 1-0 loss to Amicale in the group stages.

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Re: Oceania News

Postby just because » Thu May 08, 2014 9:02 pm

Kiwitea Street...hmmmmmm.

Bloody busy that weekend so dont think I can make it but another champions league final would be a laugh. Did the AFC one in Ulsan....

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Re: Oceania News

Postby nzfooty » Wed May 28, 2014 9:53 am

Went to the final at the tiny Kiwitea Street ground with just because. Didn't realise you couldn't get in without cash so without jb's help I would've had to climb on a roof of one of the nearby houses. Entry fee was $15 if memory serves (so just over 13,000 won). First leg finished Amicale (Vanuatu) 1–1 Auckland City (NZ) in Vanuatu. At Kiwitea Auckland struggled at times and went 1-0 down just before HT. It looked desperate at times in the second half but a De Vries header in the 67' calmed things down and Auckland's second, just before the end of the match was all class.

18 May
Auckland City (New Zealand) 2–1 (Vanuatu) Amicale

Auckland City won 3–2 on aggregate

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Re: Oceania News

Postby eujin » Wed May 28, 2014 5:29 pm

Sounds like a good match. Did they celebrate at the end like they'd won the Champions League or something?


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