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FIFA in World Cup qualifiers schedule chaos

FIFA announced on Wednesday it has changed the format of the World Cup qualification tournament for the Oceania region due to COVID-19.

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USMNT, Mexico learn potential WC playoff draw

The U.S. or Mexico could face a winner-takes-all match against a team from Oceania if either side doesn't directly qualify for the World Cup.

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FIFA ban former OFC secretary Tai Nicholas

FIFA has banned former Oceania Football Confederation general secretary Tai Nicholas from the game for eight years for financial misconduct.

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New Zealand to pay women same as men

Women's players have hailed a deal with New Zealand Football which adds benefits to previous moves toward equality with their male counterparts.

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Oceania to probe 'potential wrongdoing'

The Oceania Football Confederation has appointed an external lawyer to lead an investigation into "potential wrongdoing."

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FIFA vice pres. Chung quits for 'personal reasons'

The OFC says the decision was taken "after much deliberation citing personal reasons" and means Chung will relinquish his role on the FIFA Council.

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'Global Nations League' proposed with FIFA

More worldwide football tournaments involving potentially all national teams could be coming to every odd-numbered year, under a new proposal.


New Zealand vs. Peru playoff dates set

The All Whites will play the first leg of their intercontinental World Cup playoff against Peru in Wellington on November 11.

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Argentina hold no fear for NZ - Wood

Chris Wood has told ESPN FC that New Zealand have a good chance of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, even if the All Whites face Argentina.

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World Cup hopes of major nations on line

Can you imagine a World Cup without Argentina, Chile, Netherlands, U.S. and Ivory Coast? They've got work to do as qualifying comes down to the wire.

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New Zealand defeat Solomon Islands

New Zealand won the Oceania qualifying series for the World Cup when they drew 2-2 with Solomon Islands on Tuesday to complete an 8-3 aggregate win.