New Delhi: New Zealand and New Caledonia will represent Oceania at the Under-17 Football World Cup to be held in India in October after the pair won their respective semifinals at the OFC Championship in Tahiti. It was a history-making occasion for New Caledonia which will take part in their first ever FIFA tournament. New Zealand, meanwhile, will be featuring in their sixth successive FIFA U-17 World Cup. New Caledonia qualified with a 3-2 win over Solomon Islands while defending champions New Zealand beat Papua New Guinea 2-1. New Zealand is coached by former international and Leeds United defender Danny Hay.
Author: Press Trust of India
Published: Wed Feb 22 2017 15:23:49 GMT-0500 (EST)