27 Oct 2012

Sport: OFC to change 2013 competition format

10:01 am on 27 October 2012

The Oceania Football Confederation says next year's OFC Champions League will be run under a different format to previous years.

It says several other options are being considered.

It says its next Executive Committee meeting will be in New Caledonia in four weeks and the clubs will then be informed of the decision.

Since the inception of the 'O-League' the tournament has been contested by teams split into two groups of three or four who have played each other under a league system on a home-and-away basis.

The top-placed team from each group have then gone on to meet in a two-legged final for a place at the FIFA Club World Cup.

For the past four seasons, the O-League has kicked off in late October or early November while the two-legged final has been staged in April or May.