Sat. Oct 1st, 2022

The final of the World Cup qualification Oceania was of great value for both associations, after all, the winner would only be a step away from the World Cup in Qatar, the winner must be in the play-off game against the fourth of the Concacaf-Round. New Zealand, last in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, went as a clear favorite in the duel with the Solomonians. The Pacific Island State had the great chance after the 3-2 victory in the semi-final against Papua-Neuguinea to participate in a World Championship for the first time.

At first, the Solomonen was still good and ventured over Nawo the first push, which was not really checked Marinovic (10.). The small Pacific island stated then fought himself with hard boarding and a poisonous style of play, but it quickly became clear that he did not really oppose something. Straight standards and high flanks were used for the uncoupleable Hercules task for the Salomones: Tuiloma first headed a corner into the net (23rd), then Wood freestanded after a flank for the 2: 0 pause level (39.).

New Zealand vs Solomon Islands | 31 March 2022 | Oceania Qualifiers Final

Bell turns corner directly

Even in the second section, the Solomonians against New Zealand never really made the midline, so that the final remains extremely unilaterally. In addition, a directly transformed Bell corner, where Keeper mango did not look very good, early for the decision (49.).

Subsequently, New Zealand remained on the pusher, Woods’s second hit but was unknown because of a deregistration (64.). A little later, it was Tuiloma again, who made his double pack perfect for a corner of De Vries (69.) and thus scored the third goal after a corner. The game was already decided at this time anyway, the substitute Garbett made the final score of 5: 0 in the detention time (90. + 1). Thus, the Solomonen must restore their dream of the World Cup again for the next four years.

The intercontinental play-off game against the CONCACAF fourth will take place on 13 or 14 June in Qatar. Already this Friday, the groups for the World Cup are drawn.

By Jeyjey

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