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Rio Joy

Our national Under-23 football team is going to the Rio Olympics next year. Last night they beat Vanuatu 4-3 on sudden death penalties in the Oceania qualifying final. A dramatic
13 Jul 2015 12:00
Rio Joy
Our proud Under-23 national football team celebrating in Port Moresby last night. Photo: Anasilini Ratuva

Our national Under-23 football team is going to the Rio Olympics next year.

Last night they beat Vanuatu 4-3 on sudden death penalties in the Oceania qualifying final.

A dramatic final capped a day of drama in Port Moresby in which New Zealand were disqualified and Vanuatu elevated to the final.

The winning penalties came from Tomasi Tuivuna, Kolinio Sivoki, Iosefo Verevou and Jale Dreloa.

The teams were locked 0-0 after extra time in a see-sawing final.

Full reaction and photos in tomorrow’s edition.

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