Oceania Nations Cup - Preview
AUSTRALIA kicks off it’s Oceania Nations Cup soccer campaign tomorrow (Tahitian time), with a match-up against Polynesian Runner-up, the Cook Islands.
AUSTRALIA kicks off it-s Oceania Nations Cup soccer campaign tomorrow (Tahitian time), with a match-up against Polynesian Runner-up, the Cook Islands.
The LG Socceroos, fresh from the three-match series victory over PARAGUAY which culminated with a 2-1 victory in the final game in Melbourne, arrived in Tahiti on Friday to begin preparations for the tournament, which doubles as the Confederations Cup Qualifier.
With the players acclimatising to the hot and humid conditions, Coach FRANK FARINA will take the squad through its paces at this afternoon-s final training session, before announcing his starting line-up.
The match schedule is as follows, with all games to be played at Stade de Pater;:
Monday 19 June AUSTRALIA v Cook Islands - 6pm (local) - Tues 2pm (AEST) New Zealand Vs Tahiti - 8.30pm (local) - Tues 4.30pm (AEST) Wednesday 21st June Solomon Islands Vs Cook Islands - 6pm (local) - Thurs 2pm (AEST) New Zealand Vs Vanuatu - 8.30pm (local) - Thurs 4.30pm (AEST) Friday 23rd June Solomon Islands Vs AUSTRALIA - 6pm (local) - Sat 2pm (AEST) Tahiti Vs Vanuatu - 8.30pm (local) - Sat 4.30pm (AEST) Sunday 25th June Winner Group A Vs Runner-up Group B - 4pm (local) - Mon 12 midday (AEST) Winner Group B Vs Runner-up Group A - 6.30pm (local) - Mon 2.30pm (AEST) Wednesday 28th June FINAL - 8pm (local) - Thurs 4pm (AEST)