Global qualifying for South Africa 2010 commenced in the Oceania zone in mid-2007 and culminated over two years later as New Zealand qualified.
Group A winners Fiji and semi-final qualifiers Vanuatu had cause to celebrate on matchday five of the South Pacific Games in Samoa.
Vanuatu and Samoa will battle it out for the one remaining place in the last four after Fiji and the Solomon Islands clinched their semi-final berths on day four of the South Pacific Games.
New Caledonia advanced to the last four on a day that also saw Vanuatu score 15, hosts Samoa keep themselves in semi-final contention, and Tahiti suffer the first major upset.
The second day of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Samoa produced a 7-0 win for the host nation over neighbours American Samoa.
After Saturday's start for eight countries on the road to South Africa 2010, now it is the turn of the Cook Islands and Tonga to begin their qualifying campaigns.