3 Apr 2017

Sport: Pacific support for expanded Football World Cup

From , 6:00 am on 3 April 2017

The Solomon Islands Football Federation says proposed changes to World Cup qualifying offers a clearer and more realistic path for Pacific Island nations.

Oceania is set to get an automatic qualifying spot in an expanded 48-team tournament, which is proposed to come into effect in 2026.

There is also a half place for a second team from Oceania to go through to a final qualifying competition.

The Acting CEO of the Solomon Islands Football Federation, Joseph Boso, told Vinnie Wylie it was a big boost for the region.

Solomon Islands had plenty of shots on goal.

Photo: OFC via Phototek