15 Aug 2010

Solomons destroy Tuvalu to take out OFC Futsal champs

12:31 pm on 15 August 2010

The Solomon Islands have claimed their third consecutive Oceania Futsal Championship at Suva, finishing above runners-up Fiji and New Zealand who took third.

Dickson Kadau's side concluded the round-robin competition in style with a 21-2 win over Tuvalu which almost matched the tournament record of 23-1 set by the Futsalroos over Samoa back in 1996 when Australia was still part of the Oceania FIFA confederation.

Fiji beat Vanuatu 4-0 while New Caledonia upset New Zealand 6-4 to consign the Futsal Whites to third place behind the hosts on goal difference.