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Talofa from Canberra

by Samoan National Coach, David Brand
8 April, CANBERRA - Writing from the Ladies National hotel on a crisp but sunny Tuesday morning, we are all currently licking our wounds after our first two games against Australia and New Zealand.more

SWANZ impress, Matildas win second on Day Two

7 April, CANBERRA - Australia beat the Cook Islands 11-0 yesterday, eventually breaking down some committed defence from their island opponents to pull away for its second consecutive win in double figures.
photo courtesy: getty imagesmore

Samoans go down heavily again

7 April, CANBERRA - The New Zealanders sat out the first round with the bye, but made up for lost time by blasting in 10 goals in the first half en route to an easy 15-0 win over Samoa at Belconnen Soccer Centre tonight.more

Matildas overwhelm Cook Islands 11-0

7 April, CANBERRA - Even with a changed line-up from the first match, the Australia Matildas were still in a class of their own, beating the Cook Islands 11-0 at Belconnen Soccer Centre tonight.more

Australia, PNG notch up wins on Day One

6 April, CANBERRA - Papua New Guinea and Australia notched up their first wins of the 2003 OFC Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament last night.more

Matildas thrash Samoa 19-0

5 April, CANBERRA - The Australia Matildas have emphatically beaten Samoa 19-0 in the second match of the 2003 OFC Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament tonight.
The Matildas led by 6-0 at half-time.more

Matildas lead Samoa 6-0 at half-time

5 April, CANBERRA - The Australia Matildas lead Samoa 6-0 in the second match of the Day one at the 2003 OFC Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament in Canberra, Australia tonight.
The crowd has since built up to around 750 strong after the first match.more

PNG beats Cook Islands 5-1

5 April, CANBERRA - Papua New Guinea has beaten the Cook Islands 5-1 in the first match of the 2003 OFC Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament in Canberra tonight.more

Countdown to opening kick-off begins

4 April 2003, CANBERRA - The 2003 OFC Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament is set for launch with hosts Soccer Australia bringing together the coach and captain of all five competing teams to the official opening at the Crowne Plaza Hotel today.more

Time Differences

Please note that all kick off times are local in Canberra, Australia. The first match between Papua New Guinea and the Cook Islands will kick off at 4:30pm (6:30pm New Zealand time) on Saturday afternoon, 5 April 2003.more

New Zealand signals new era with new captain

3 April 2003 - New Zealand National Women's Soccer Team Head Coach Sandy Davie has announced Rebecca Smith as captain for the upcoming World Cup qualifying campaign.more

PNG aims high for Women's Qualifiers

2 April 2003 - It is all systems go for the PNG soccer team to the Oceania Football Confederation Women's World Cup qualifiers in Australia. The tournament will run from 5-13 April.more

Samoa warms up in Gold Coast

2 April 2003 - Samoa's national women's team flew to the Gold Coast for three warm up games before its opening match against hosts Australia, at the Belconnen Soccer Centre, Canberra, on 1 April.
Photo: The Samoa women's teammore

Match Officials confirmed for World Cup Qualifiers

27 March 2003, AUCKLAND - The match officials for the 2003 OFC Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament were confirmed today. The tournament kicks off on Saturday, 5 April.
Photo: Australian women's referee, Tammy Ogstonmore

OFC Women's World Cup Qualifiers draw revised

18 March, 2003, Auckland: The draw for the 2003 OFC Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament has been revised after the late withdrawals of both Fiji and Vanuatu.more
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