FIFA.com takes a look back at what has been a typically fascinating odyssey for Oceania’s Brazil 2014 aspirants, with Tahiti and American Samoa enjoying breakthrough success, while New Zealand eventually secured top spot.
Tommy Smith is the toast of New Zealand after his dramatic 94th-minute goal sent the All Whites through to a play-off for a place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
Continental champions New Zealand and host nation Solomon Islands kicked off their respective Brazil 2014 campaigns with narrow 1-0 wins over Fiji and Papua New Guinea in Honiara.
FIFA.com runs the rule over Oceania heavyweights New Zealand, who approach next week’s OFC Nations Cup with the aim of continuing their significant recent growth.
New Zealand and El Salvador played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in Houston, with both teams preparing for looming FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers
New Zealand's Tommy Smith, Miroslav Stoch of Slovakia and Cameroonian Vincent Aboubakar made positive impressions as Groups E and F were wrapped up.