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.
A tight and gripping opening to Oceania’s Brazil 2014 qualifiers saw Samoa trump three Polynesian neighbours to advance, but the tournament will long be remembered for the breakthrough achievements of American Samoa.
Samoa have won through to Oceania’s Round Two stage of Brazil 2014 qualifying but it took a last gasp winner to finally subdue a gallant American Samoa.
The opening stage of Oceania’s Brazil 2014 qualifiers will be decided on the final matchday after Tonga held hosts Samoa, leaving surprise packets American Samoa with a chance of progressing.
Following a historic first-ever FIFA World Cup™ win, American Samoa have kept alive their Brazil 2014 campaign with a 1-1 draw against Cook Islands.
Qualifying for Brazil 2014 has commenced in Oceania with tiny American Samoa achieving a breakthrough moment with victory over Tonga; the first win of their short FIFA World Cup™ history.