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Oceania Futsal Top Guns Coming Over To Play

Good news for Futsal fans in the country. The Oceania Football Confederation has confirmed that Suva will be the venue of the OFC Futsal Cup 2022 development tournament, which is on September 13-18.
03 Sep 2022 14:04
Oceania Futsal Top Guns Coming Over To Play
Suva to host the OFC Futsal Cup 2022 development tournament. Photo: OFC Media

Good news for Futsal fans in the country. The Oceania Football Confederation has confirmed that Suva will be the venue of the OFC Futsal Cup 2022 development tournament, which is on September 13-18.

Fiji Football Association technical director Timo Jankowski said it’s an exciting opportunity as the host nation for the growth of futsal.

“In Fiji, there’s been a boost of popularity in futsal after the lockdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.” Jankowski said.

“A few weeks ago, we had a youth futsal tournament for boys and girls it was a big success.

“We’ve entered two teams into this competition which presents a big opportunity for the next generation of players coming through to be amongst and against those with more experience. “Everyone is looking forward to the tournament.”

According to Oceania FC, Suva fans are able to enjoy four games– played at 1pm, 3.30pm, 6pm and 8.30pm– per match day at the Vodafone Arena.

The group stages will be played in a single round-robin where each team plays one match against the other teams in the same group, with three points for a win, one point for a draw and none for a defeat. The group winners and runners up will contest a semi-final each on Saturday, September 17, with the winners advancing to the Futsal Cup final on the Sunday.

Eight teams are taking part from Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu, while OFC invited the Fiji Football Association (FFA) to enter a second team to participate.

All 20 matches will be livestreamed and available to watch free on the OFC website via Eleven Sports.

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