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2010 OFC Futsal Championship - Final Day Preview
Friday, 13 August 2010 19:34
futsalwire The final day of action in the OFC Futsal Championship kicks off today at Vodafone Arena in Suva.


The Solomon Islands take on Tuvalu in the first match at 4:30pm local time before Fiji meet Vanuatu at 6:30pm and New Zealand take on New Caledonia at 8:30pm.

All matches will be streamed LIVE online via Oceaniafootball.com

Here's a look at how the teams are looking ahead of the final round of matches:

Solomon Islands vs Tuvalu
This will be the biggest mismatch of the tournament with Tuvalu yet to pick up a point while the Solomon Islands have breezed past all five other teams. The Kurukuru are in devastating form having scored 38 goals and conceding only 14. With 10 to his name Micah Lea’alafa is in the running to pick up his second consecutive Golden Boot Award but Elliot Ragomo and Jack Wetney are hot on his heals with eight each. Despite having lost five games in a row, Tuvalu are relishing the opportunity to compete on a regional scale. Toakai Puapua’s men have shown plenty of spirit and skill to get on the scoresheet in all but one of their matches. They will hope to do so again tomorrow.

Fiji vs Vanuatu
This match is shaping up to be the battle for bronze as both teams sit equal on nine points, with the hosts having the better goal difference by just one. After suffering two straight losses, Fiji will be desperate to finish with a win in front of their home crowd and restore some pride. But Vanuatu were in top form on Friday beating Tahiti 4-2 with a standout performance from goalkeeper and captain on the day Daniel Mansale. All signs point to a tight match as both teams look to finish on a high.

New Zealand vs New Caledonia
This is another intriguing battle that could go either way. New Zealand still go in as strong favourites after four wins from five matches but New Caledonia’s tally of just three points hardly reflects the strength of Eric Michalak’s side. The Futsal Whites can ill-afford to get complacent against the likes of Cedrick Humuni who has proved a handful for opposition defences. Humuni, with eight goals so far, will hope he has his scoring boots on again to help his side secure an upset win. New Zealand meanwhile will be eager to retain their second place and cap off an impressive campaign.

08/08/1017:00TuvaluVanuatuVodafone Arena1-7
08/08/1018:30Solomon IslandsNew CaledoniaVodafone Arena9-2
08/08/1020:30FijiTahiti NuiVodafone Arena2-0
09/08/1016:30VanuatuNew CaledoniaVodafone Arena5-4
09/08/1018:30TuvaluTahiti NuiVodafone Arena0-4
09/08/1020:30Solomon IslandsNew ZealandVodafone Arena8-4
10/08/1016:30New CaledoniaTahiti NuiVodafone Arena2-3
10/08/1018:30VanuatuNew ZealandVodafone Arena2-3
10/08/1020:30TuvaluFijiVodafone Arena1-5
11/08/1016:30Tahiti NuiNew ZealandVodafone Arena1-2
11/08/1018:30New CaledoniaFijiVodafone Arena2-6
11/08/1020:30VanuatuSolomon IslandsVodafone Arena3-8
12/08/1016:30New ZealandFijiVodafone Arena6-4
12/08/1018:30Tahiti NuiSolomon IslandsVodafone Arena2-6
12/08/1020:30New CaledoniaTuvaluVodafone Arena9-2
13/08/1016:30FijiSolomon IslandsVodafone Arena3-7
13/08/1018:30New ZealandTuvaluVodafone Arena7-1
13/08/1020:30Tahiti NuiVanuatuVodafone Arena2-4
14/08/1016:30Solomon IslandsTuvaluVodafone Arena 
14/08/1018:30FijiVanuatuVodafone Arena 
14/08/1020:30New ZealandNew CaledoniaVodafone Arena 


Futsal Standings
TeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesForAgainstF/APointsPenalty
Group Stage          
Solomon Islands5500381424150
New Zealand540122166120
Fiji53022016490
Vanuatu53022118390
Tahiti Nui62041216-460
New Caledonia51041925-630
Tuvalu5005532-2700