16 Jan 2008

Solomon Islands football team heads to France

10:15 am on 16 January 2008

The Solomon Islands are heading to Marseille to represent Oceania at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

This was confirmed by OFC's General Secretary, Tai Nicholas, who says the change in timing of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup from November to July meant there was not enough time for a qualifying event.

As a result the OFC Executive Committee agreed to nominate the Solomon Islands as the OFC representatives.

The Solomon Islands were nominated on the back of two years of strong performances in Beach Soccer, and were crowned OFC Beach Soccer champions in 2006 and 2007.