November 29, 2023

OFC World Cup qualifiers draw date set

The nations from Oceania will know their road to the FIFA World Cup on November 29th.

New Zealand and the Solomon Islands met in the final of the OFC World Cup qualifiers in 2017. (Photo: Shane Wenzlick/Phototek)

Surprisingly, the draw will not be held in Oceania, but in Switzerland.

“The draw to set the fixtures of the OFC preliminary competition on the road to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ will be held in Zurich, Switzerland on Monday, November 29 at 9.00pm CET (Tuesday, November 30 at 9.00am NZT). The virtual event will be streamed live on for all territories,” a statement from the OFC read.

The tournament will determine which OFC team qualify for the inter-confederation playoff to be held prior to the World Cup start in December next year.

“Further details concerning the format and dates of the OFC preliminary competition and the draw procedures will be communicated ahead of the draw,” the statement reads.

Previous rumours have mentioned that the OFC qualifiers could take place in March next year.

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