AUCKLAND, 04 NOVEMBER 2015 (OFC) --- The match schedule for the 2016 OFC U-17 Women’s Championship in the Cook Islands has been readjusted following the withdrawal of the Solomon Islands from the competition.
That sees Group A – which was originally set to include the Solomon Islands and four other sides – commence with the four remaining teams of New Caledonia, Tonga, Samoa and defending champions New Zealand.
The match schedule for Group A was re-drawn at the OFC Headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand.
The change also means the competition will now start four days later and run from 13-23 January.
Group B is unaffected and will be contested by Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Cook Islands.
The structure for the knockout stage of the competition remains unchanged, with the top two teams from each group progressing to the semi-finals.
The winner of the 2016 OFC U-17 Women’s Championship qualifies for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016.... PACNEWS