October 1, 2023

American Samoa withdraw from Olympic qualifier

American Samoa will not take part in the road to Paris 2024.

American Samoa vs Samoa in the 2019 OFC Olympic Qualifiers. American Samoa will not participate in this years’ qualifiers. (Photo: Avikash Chand/OFC Media)

The OFC confirmed the news in a brief press release.

“OFC can confirm that American Samoa has withdrawn from the OFC Men’s Olympic Qualifier 2023.

The tournament will take place from August 27 to September 9, to be hosted in Auckland across three venues; The Trusts Arena, Go Media Stadium Mt Smart and North Harbour Stadium.

American Samoa had originally been drawn in Group A, alongside New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. This group will now be a group of three teams, with a revised match schedule which can be viewed below.

Following this decision, American Samoa has been referred to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.”

That means only seven teams will try to qualify for Paris 2024.

Group A: Fiji, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Group B: Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.

The winner will represent Oceania at the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.

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  1. It’s a bit pointless innit? I mean, it’s always gonna b NZ. Where’s the competition? Like anyone is going to wet themselves facing American Samoa !!! How about some better competition. Oceania and Southeast Asia.

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