FIFA.com reviews a highly successful OFC Nations Cup which saw unprecedented glory for Tahiti, breakthrough success by New Caledonia and a succession of tight matches played out in front of large crowds.
New Caledonia and Tahiti have joined New Zealand in qualifying for the OFC Nations Cup semi-finals with comfortable wins over Samoa and Vanuatu respectively.
After surviving a brave fightback from nine-man New Caledonia in the Pacific's Francophone derby, Tahiti have made themselves favourites to qualify as Group A winners.
The opening day of Round Two Brazil 2014 qualifying in Oceania saw the hopes of Tahiti and New Caledonia receive a massive boost amid a flurry of goals in Honiara.
After a long wait, FIFA World Cup™ qualifying returns to the Pacific with the football obsessed Solomon Islands set to host the eight-nation tournament commencing on Friday.
Asian and Caribbean upsets, tight battles in South America and a first-ever win for American Samoa were among the latest qualifying tales as the race for Brazil 2014 heated up.