Tuesday, 20 May 2008 12:57 PM

OFC Releases Draw for 2008 OFC Futsal

Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) has released the draw for the 2008 OFC Futsal.

The OFC Futsal Championship is held every four years with the winner progressing to the FIFA Futsal World Cup, which is held in Brazil in September this year .

2008 marks the first OFC Futsal Championship since Australia switched confederations from OFC to ASIA on January 1, 2006.

Australia has won the last four OFC Futsal Championships spanning back to 1992 and their absence will provide a great opportunity for other OFC nations to attend their first FIFA Futsal World Cup.

In the last tournament in 2004 New Zealand finished runners up to Australia with Vanuatu defeating Fiji in the third and fourth play-off.

2008 OFC Futsal Championships Draw:

Match Day 1
8 June 2008
Kick-off Team A Team B
TBC Solomon Islands New Zealand
TBC Tuvalu Vanuatu
TBC Fiji New Caledonia
Bye Tahiti

Match Day 2
9 June 2008
Kick-off Team A Team B
TBC New Zealand Vanuatu
TBC Solomon Islands New Caledonia
TBC Tuvalu Tahiti
Bye Fiji

Match Day 3
10 June 2008
Kick-off Team A Team B
TBC Vanuatu New Caledonia
TBC New Zealand Tahiti
TBC Solomon Islands Fiji
Bye Tuvalu

Match Day 4
11 June 2008
Kick-off Team A Team B
TBC New Caledonia Tahiti
TBC Vanuatu Fiji
TBC New Zealand Tuvalu
Bye Solomon Islands

Match Day 5
12 June 2008
Kick-off Team A Team B
TBC Tahiti Fiji
TBC New Caledonia Tuvalu
TBC Vanuatu Solomon Islands
Bye New Zealand

Match Day 6
13 June 2008
Kick-off Team A Team B
TBC Fiji Tuvalu
TBC Tahiti Solomon Islands
TBC New Caledonia New Zealand
Bye Vanuatu

Match Day 7
14 June 2008
Kick-off Team A Team B
TBC Tuvalu Solomon Islands
TBC Fiji New Zealand
TBC Tahiti Vanuatu
Bye New Caledonia

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