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Olyroos book ticket to Athens

AUCKLAND, 30 JAN: Ryan Griffiths' late equaliser which earned the Olyroos a 1-1 draw against New Zealand at North Harbour Stadium last night, was enough to book Australia's ticket to Athens courtesy of a 3-1 aggregate.more

Change to match officials for final play off

Auckland, 29 January: There has been a change to the match official appointments for the second and final leg of the play off series between Australia and New Zealand to decide the Oceania Champion who will represent the OFC at the Athens Olympics.more

Australia dominates NZ in first Olympic play off

26 JAN, SYDNEY: Australia has beaten New Zealand 2-0 in the first OFC Olympic qualifying play off at Parramatta Stadium in Sydney tonight.more

Match Officials named for Play Offs

OFC, 25 January: The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) announced today the match officials for the 2004 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying play-offs to be contested by Australia and New Zealand on 26 & 30 January.more

Group A: Match 10 - Australia thumps Fiji 6-0

SYDNEY: Australia sealed their place in the final OFC playoff for Athens with an emphatic 6-0 drubbing of Fiji at Marconi Stadium last night.
Photo: Australian team in a huddle. Courtesy Carlos Furtadomore

Group A: Match 9 - PNG, Samoa draw 4-4

SYDNEY: Samoa and Papua New Guinea bid farewell to the Group A OFC Men's Olympic Games qualifiers by producing an end-to-end goal feast in their round five curtain raiser at Marconi Stadium last night.
Photo: Samoa teammore

Group B: Match 10 - NZ defeats Vanuatu in thriller

AUCKLAND: In by far the best match of the 2004 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying tournament, New Zealand dug deep after trailing 0-2 to beat Vanuatu 3-2 and take out Group B honours
NZ coaches Brian Turner,Ricki Herbert rejoice. Courtesy Shane Wenzlickmore

Group B: Match 9 - Cooks survive late scare

AUCKLAND: The Cook Islands deservedly came away with their first win of the Group B Olympic Qualifiers with a heartening 3-2 victory over American Samoa.
Photo: Ramin Ott chases Cooks striker Campbell Best. Courtesy Shane Wenzlick/Suburbanmore

NZ to meet Australia in playoff for Athens berth

22 JAN: New Zealand and Australia will meet in a home and away playoff to decide the Oceania representative to the Athens Olympic Games men's football tournament in August.more

Group A: Match 8 - Australia defeats Solomons 5-0

SYDNEY: Australia go into their final group match with Fiji having scored 20 goals and conceded none after grinding out another tough win.
Photo: Ljubo Milicevic (left) keeps Solomons striker Henry Fa'arodo at bay. Courtesy Carlos Furtadomore

Group A: Match 7 - Fiji cruises past Samoa 4-0

SYDNEY: Fiji looked jittery at times, but ultimately put in a solid performance to defeat a brave Samoa 4-0 in round four Group A action at Marconi Stadium last night.more

Group B: Match 8 - Eight goals enough for Vanuatu

AUCKLAND: Vanuatu approached their match with American Samoa last night with caution, resting a number of key players including sensational young striker, Jean Maleb.
Photo: Vanuatu lineup. Courtesy Shane Wenzlick/Suburbanmore

Group B: Match 7 -Tonga survives Cooks scare

AUCKLAND: Tonga clinched their second win of the 2004 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifiers in their final match against the Cook Islands at North Harbour Stadium last night.
Photo: Cook Islands lineup. Courtesy Shane Wenzlickmore

Group A & B: Round 4 Results

20 Jan: Final results from Round 4.
Group A - Fiji 4-0 Samoa (ht: 0-0)
Group B - Tonga 1-0 Cook Islands (ht: 1-0)
Group B - Vanuatu 8-0 American Samoa (ht: 5-0)
Group A - Australia 5-0 Solomon Is (ht: 2-0)
NZ lineup. Courtesy Shane Wenzlickmore

Group A: Round Four - Match Previews

SYDNEY, 20 JAN: The two winners from round three will face each other in the opening match of round four at Marconi Stadium tonight.more

Group B: Match 6 - NZ beats gallant Tongans 2-0

AUCKLAND: A lacklustre performance against Tonga at North Harbour Stadium last night has put the pressure back on hosts New Zealand
Photo: Impressive Tongan custodian Kavakava Manumua saves another shot against NZ. Courtesy Shane Wenzlick/Suburbanmore

Group B: Match 5 - Vanuatu all class in 11-0 win

AUCKLAND: After being stifled by Tonga in their first outing, Vanuatu made amends with an emphatic 11-0 victory over the Cook Islands.
Photo: A Cooks defender struggles to keep up with Vanuatu striker Jean Maleb. Courtesy Shane Wenzlick/Suburbanmore

Group A: Match 6 - Samoa stuns Solomon Islands 1-0

SYDNEY: There are moments in football that remind you why it is that millions of people world wide are in love with the beautiful game, and last night, at Marconi Stadium, was one of those moments.
Photo: The Samoan bench watches on nervously.more

Group A: Match 5 - Fiji beats PNG 4-1

SYDNEY: Fiji defeated an exhausted Papua New Guinea 4-1 in the opening match of round three at Marconi Stadium last night.
Photo: Fijian lineup. Courtesy Carlos Furtadomore

Group A & B: Round 3 Results

18 January: Here are the results from Round Three matches played tonight in Sydney and Auckland.more

Group A: Round 3 Preview

SYDNEY, 18 JANUARY: Fiji will host Papua New Guinea in the first match of round three at Marconi Stadium tonight. The Solomon Islands take on Samoa in the second and final round three clash.more

Group A: Match 4 - Fiji impress in 4-1 win

SYDNEY: Fiji sounded a warning to the high-flying Australians with a classy 4-1 victory over neighbours the Solomon Islands at Marconi Stadium last night.
Photo: Fiji vs Solomons lineup for pre-match anthems. Courtesy Carlos Furtadomore

Group A: Match 3 - Aussies thump PNG 9-0

SYDNEY: Australia's so-called second string Under 23 team has given coach Frank Farina plenty to think about with a comprehensive 9-0 thrashing of Papua New Guinea at Marconi Stadium last night.
Action from PNG vs Australia. Courtesy Getty Imagesmore

Group B: Match 4 - Vanuatu beats Tonga 6-0

AUCKLAND: Tonga proved worthy opponents despite going down 0-6 to Vanuatu at North Harbour Stadium last night.
Photo: Vanuatu's Alphose Qorig about to score his side's second goal against Tonga. Courtesy Shane Wenzlick/Suburban-Stuffmore

Group B: Match 3 - NZ thrashes American Samoa 11-0

AUCKLAND: New Zealand recorded their second big win of the Oceania Olympic Qualifiers thrashing American Samoa 11-0 at North Harbour Stadium last night.
Photo: NZ's Jarrod Smith dribbles past American Samoa's Baby Mulipola. Courtesy Shane Wenzlickmore

Group A & B: Round 2 Results

16 Jan: New Zealand and Australia recorded their second wins of the 2004 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament in round two results tonight.
Click on for latest results.more

Group A: Round 2 Preview - Australia v PNG

SYDNEY: Australia will be looking to register its second win from as many games when they take on Papua New Guinea in round two of the OFC Olympic qualifiers at Marconi Stadium tonight.more

Group A: Round 2 Preview - Solomon Islands v Fiji

SYDNEY: Marconi Stadium will be treated to another Melanesian derby when the Solomon Islands take on Fiji tonight.more

Group A: Match 2 - Aussies beat gutsy Samoans 6-0

SYDNEY: Australian coach, Frank Farina's Olyroos started their Athens qualification campaign with an unconvincing 6-0 victory over a ten-man Samoa at Marconi Stadium last night.more

Group A: Match 1 - Solomon Islands beat PNG 4-2

SYDNEY: The Solomon Islands opened Group A proceedings with a rough, but entertaining 4-2 victory over Melanesian rivals Papua New Guinea at Marconi Stadium last night.
Photo: Solomon Island lineup against PNG. Courtesy Carlos Furtadomore

Group B: Match 2 - NZ scores 9-0 win over Cooks

AUCKLAND: The Cook Islands defended resolutely for the first half hour of their opening Olympic Men's Qualifying clash against New Zealand.
Photo: NZ and Cooks players clash. Courtesy Shane Wenzlick/Suburban-Stuffmore

Group B: Match 1 - Tonga defeats Am Samoa 3-0

AUCKLAND: Tonga was favoured to beat island rivals American Samoa in their first up match of the OFC Men's Olympic Qualifiers, but though they did win comfortably in the end by 3-0...
Photo: Tongan lineup. Courtesy Shane Wenzlick/Suburban-Stuffmore

Group A & B: Round 1 Results

First Round Results - 14 January, 2004
Group A:
Solomon Is 4-2 Papua New Guinea (ht:1-0)
Australia 6-0 Samoa (ht: 1-0)
Group B:
Tonga 3-0 American Samoa (ht: 0-0)
New Zealand 9-0 Cook Islands (ht: 3-0)more

Group B: Match Preview NZ vs Cooks, Tonga vs AmSa

AUCKLAND, 14 Jan: The 2004 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament officially kicks off today in Auckland with Group B teams Tonga taking on American Samoa followed by hosts New Zealand facing Cook Is.
Photo: Am Samoa team. courtesy Shane Wenzlickmore

Group A: Match Preview Round 1 PNG vs Solomons

SYDNEY: Melanesian rivals Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands will be the first to kick off proceedings of the Group A Olympic qualifiers when they clash at Marconi Stadium tonight.
Photo: PNG teammore

Group A: Match Preview Round 1 Australia vs Samoa

SYDNEY: The Australian Olyroos will ignite their qualification campaign for the Athens Olympics 2004 when they take on Samoa at Marconi Stadium tonight.
Photo: Australia U-23 team. Courtesy Getty IMages/ASA,/i>more
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