1 Aug 2011

Sport: Oceania qualifier to face CONCACAF in football world cup playoff

10:37 am on 1 August 2011

The winner of the Oceania football qualifiers will face North or Central American opposition for a place at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The draw was made yesterday in Rio de Janeiro, with Oceania's winner to play the fourth best team from CONCACAF - the North and Central American and Caribbean federation.

The first stage of Oceania qualifying is a four-team tournament in Samoa in November featuring American Samoa, Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga.

The winner will progress to the second stage in Fiji in the middle of next year.