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Football eyes U16 champs

Friday May 17, 2019 Written by Published in Soccer

The Cook Islands under-16 team is training hard in preparation for the OFC U16 Women’s Championship 2019.


The tournament will take place between September 30 and October 12 in Samoa where the winner will go on to represent Oceania at the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup 2020.

The national team will play in what looks to be the harder pool, facing off against the likes of Fiji, Tahiti and defending champions New Zealand in Group A.

In Group B, Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu will battle for the top spot while American Samoa, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea will face off in Group C.

The Cook Islands U16 women’s side made it into the top four in its last OFC U16 Women’s Championship appearance. The team faced New Zealand who went on to win the Championship that year.

The national team will look to better its result from last time to achieve a final finish.

Meanwhile Cook Islands

will host the OFC U19 Women’s Championship 2019 to be

held from August 30 to September 12 at the CIFA Complex in Matavera.

Drawn into Group A, the Cook Islands U19 women will face the Solomon Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu, while in Group B defending champions New Zealand will compete against American Samoa, Samoa and Tahiti.

Group C consists of Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Tonga.

- CIFA Media


U16 Championship: Group A – Cook Islands, Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand; Group B – Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu; Group C – American Samoa, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea

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