Sports Archive June 2012

Draws Done for Next Qualifiers

The four Oceania nations still in the running for a place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil now know the path they must take to get there after the conducting of the official draw for the Oceanian Zone Stage 3 Qualifiers this week.

Mamasa Settlers Demand Compo from Gold Ridge

People of Mamasa village in Central Guadalcanal are again demanding Gold ridge Company to address compensation claims over allegations that chemicals from the mining company have contaminated the river they depend on for their livelihood.
RICKI HERBERT: "It's a massive pill to swallow. We [have] all totally accepted the responsibility around that.

Herbert under Fire as All Whites Manages Third Place

Under-fire All Whites coach Ricki Herbert didn't gild the lily after Shane Smeltz's injury-time face-saver banked the third-place booby prize at the Oceania Nations Cup football tournament.
The historic triumph was made possible in the 10th minute when Steevy Chong Hue volleyed past New Caledonia goalkeeper Rocky Nyikeine.

Tahiti Crowned Kings of Oceania

Tahiti will represent Oceania at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil after edging out New Caledonia 1-0 in the final of the OFC Nations Cup during a dramatic last day of action at Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Fiji's Hopes Dashed

Perennial Pacific challengers Fiji have been eliminated from the race for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil with the Solomon Islands claiming the remaining available berth to the third and final stage of Oceania qualifying.

Coach Proud of All Whites

The All Whites' unconvincing Oceania Nations Cup campaign will face another stern test tomorrow in Solomon Islands with a semifinal against in-form New Caledonia.
Benjamin Totori celebrates after scoring the only goal in yesterday's game.

Solomon Islands Books Space in Semis

The Bonitos booked their passage from Group B with a historic 1-1 draw against New Zealand - a country they had never earned a positive result against - while Fiji will be returning home after also posting a 1-1 tie in a match against Papua New Guinea they needed to win to have any chance of progessing.

Hosts to Take on All Whites Today

The OFC Nations Cup continues today at Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara, Solomon Islands, with the four Group B teams set to play their final pool fixtures of the tournament.

A Look At Today's Match

The OFC Nations Cup continues today at Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara, Solomon Islands, with the four Group A teams set to play their final pool fixtures of the tournament.
In a nail biting match, Solomon Islands and Fiji ended in a scoreless draw.

Solomons and Fiji's Fate Still Unsure

The All Whites became the first side to qualify for the semi-finals - and a place in the next stage of World Cup qualifying in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

The Battle Continues for Oceania Giants

The OFC Nations Cup continues today at Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara, Solomon Islands, with the four Group B teams set to play their second fixtures of the tournament.
"We've played in heat before and some tough conditions in the islands but I'd have to say that's right up there as the toughest I've played in," says Shane Smeltz.

Heat, A More Difficult Opponent

A week on a tropical Solomon Islands, complete with massages, R and R and slushies might sound all right to your average New Zealander in the middle of winter, but the All Whites also have a football tournament to win.

Thrilling Upset for Pool A

Group A of the OFC Nations Cup has been thrown wide open after a highly-dramatic afternoon at Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Partners Give Full Support to Games

Solomon Islands is living up to its reputation as a football-mad nation with sell-out crowds and strong support from the official partners of the OFC Nations Cup.