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Club vs. country row brews for World Cup matches

Players who face mandatory quarantine of at least five days or government-imposed border restrictions can excused from call-ups.

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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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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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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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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.

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New Zealand cruise in Oceania final first leg

New Zealand closed in on a World Cup qualifying playoff spot by beating Solomon Islands 6-1 on Friday in the opening match of their Oceania final.

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A-League begins Oct. 6 despite WCQ clash

The FFA has decided not to push round one of the upcoming A-League season back to cater for potential Socceroos' World Cup qualifying playoffs.

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Qualifying, one year out: Where things stand

With one year to go until the World Cup kicks off, we asked writers from around the world to summarise the state of qualifying play in their region.

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Oceania bloc backs U.S.-led World Cup bid

The United States, Canada and Mexico bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup is supported by the OFC, the 11-nation Oceania football confederation.

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Thomas brace sends New Zealand through

New Zealand advanced to the final stage of World Cup qualifying in the Oceania region by beating Fiji 2-0 Tuesday.