2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – OFC

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The Qatar World Cup Qualification for Oceanic section is scheduled from January/February 2022, for the national teams which are associated with or are a member of the Oceania Football Confederation(OFC). There is a total of 1 slot from 11 teams. For qualification, there is a three-round.

OFC announced on 28 July 2020 that they have sent the proposal to FIFA about the qualification in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the condition of COVID-19 was not in control so the qualification matches have been postponed to different dates. Now OFC announces the date in January 2022.

The format for the first round, the 11 teams will split into two groups five teams in one group, and in another group, there will be 6 teams. In the second team, there are four teams who will play knockout two-legged home-and-away matches then the winner will advance to the third round. 

2022 FIFA World Cup qualification - OFC
2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – OFC

Entrants

Entering qualification Withdrew before playing
S No. Team S No. Team
1. New Zealand (110) 1. Vanuatu (163)
2. Solomon Islands (141) 2. American Samoa (190)
3. New Caledonia (153) 3. Samoa (193)
4. Tahiti (159) 4. Tonga (199)
5. Fiji (161)
6. Papua New Guinea (164)
7. Cook Islands (NR)

Scheduled

The qualification was originally scheduled for September 2020 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all the matches were postponed. On 5 November 2022 OFC announced that the qualification matches will be postponed to March 2021 but after the case condition of COVID-19 OFC was again postponed to January 2022.

First round

There are 11 teams participating that all teams are split into two groups based on their FIFA ranking. All the matches that are possible will take place from January 2022.

Group A

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Solomon Islands 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 3
2 Tahiti 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0
3 Vanuatu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Cook Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group B

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 12 1 +11 9
2 Papua New Guinea 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
3 Fiji 3 1 0 2 3 7 -4 3
4 New Caledonia 3 0 0 3 2 10 -8 0

Second round

Semi-finals
Teams Teams 2 Score
Solomon Islands Papua New Guinea 3-2
New Zealand Tahiti 1-0

Final

Teams 1 Teams 2 Score
Solomon Islands New Zealand 0-5

Other qualification confederation: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar Qualifying Teams

 

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