Further changes to 2021 football calendar

The OFC have made additional changes to their calendar for next year.

The 2021 OFC U20 tournament has been postponed. Here New Zealand’s Logan Rogerson and Solomon Islands David Filia at the 2016 OFC U-20 Championship. (Photo credit: OFC Media)

The OFC have previously announced that several competitions have been postponed until at least June next year. Now two more competitions have been moved.

“The OFC U-20 Championship, that was due to be played in Samoa in January-February, will be postponed indefinitely until confirmation has been received from FIFA about the status of the next edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup that is scheduled for May-June 2021,” the OFC wrote in a press release.

The Men’s U-17 Championship set for Fiji have also been moved.

“Next year’s OFC U-17 Championship, that was due to be played in Fiji in April, has been postponed but is required to be completed by July 5, 2021.”

July 5th is the final date FIFA has set for registering a team to send to the U-17 World Cup in Peru later in 2021.

The first ever OFC Futsal Invitational, a tournament set in place to “foster futsal development” in the OFC region, was originally scheduled for April. This has now been postponed and is set to be played at some point before August 21st.

2022

The changes in the calendar also affects 2022, with the OFC Women’s Nations Cup moved forward in the year. Originally scheduled for July-August, it has been moved up to January-February of 2022.

The OFC Executive Committee has also decided to delay the announcement of hosting venues for tournaments scheduled for 2022, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Author: Ola Bjerkevoll

A passion for everything football and especially in Oceania. Owner of Football in Oceania.

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