Fiji are hoping that a youthful approach will pay dividends when their campaign for Brazil 2014 commences in June, as Oceania's elite begin their bid for glory.
It was a tough weekend for the frontrunners in Qatar and Jordan, while the leaders continue to endure in Australia and United Arab Emirates. FIFA.com’s weekly review also takes a look at continental action in Oceania.
The road to continental glory in Oceania will commence this weekend as eight clubs take to the field for the newest edition of the OFC O-League. FIFA.com previews the forthcoming campaign in the Pacific.
With their 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying campaign looming on the horizon, Fiji are enjoying a well-timed upward trajectory on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, now sitting behind only New Zealand amongst Oceania nations.
New Zealand may be warm favourites in Oceania Group B, however, the presence of Fiji, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea will make for a fascinating four-way competition.
Three remarkable scorelines marked Matchday 4 in the OFC O-League with 17 goals scored and both group leaders, Lautoka and Waitakere United, suffering defeat, while the hopes of champions Hekari United hang by a thread.