9 May 2019

Sport: Solomons Under 17s excited by World Cup reprieve

From , 3:01 pm on 9 May 2019

The Solomon Islands is once again bound for the under-17 men's Football World Cup, after an appeal against sanctions for fielding an over-age player was upheld.

It's been a whirlwind week for the team, which also finished runners up at the UEFA International development tournament in Belarus, which is where the players found out about their World Cup reprieve.

Coach Stanley Waita told Vinnie Wylie his team proved they can match it with players in Europe and are looking forward to their World Cup reprieve.

Solomon Islands U17s in Europe.

Solomon Islands U17s in Europe. Photo: Facebook/Solomon Islands Football Federation