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.
Vanuatu will be one of the youngest sides on show as Oceania's Brazil 2014 qualifying recommences this week in the Solomon Islands, but coach Percy Avock remains confident that his young charges can recreate past glories.