19 Jan 2011

NZ and Tahiti vie for World Cup spot

11:31 am on 19 January 2011

A place at the FIFA Under 17 World Cup in Mexico beckons for either New Zealand or Tahiti when the two sides meet in the grand final of the Oceania football championships in Auckland on Wednesday.

Both sides went through the group phase unbeaten but Tahiti coach Patrice Flaccadori admits his team are the underdogs against the defending champions.

Prior to the final, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands, will meet at 1.30pm in the play-off for third place.