23 Aug 2013

Sport: Noumea confirmed to host Oceania Beach Soccer Qualifier

10:57 am on 23 August 2013

The Oceania qualifier for the Beach Soccer World Cup has been confirmed to take place at the University of New Caledonia in Nouméa from August the 31st.

The event was originally scheduled to take place in Papeete in the first week of August, the same location where the World Cup will be held in September.

But with the Tiki Toa choosing to take part it was decided to move the tournament elsewhere to minimise costs.

A tentative date was then pencilled in for Noumea in mid-August until the final dates were confirmed by Oceania Football this week.

The tournament will take the form of a round-robin championship where the team with the most points after the final day's action will go on to join Netherlands, Argentina and El Salvador in Group B at the World Cup.

Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia will compete for final remaining berth in the championship.