World Cup 2022: New Zealand won the qualifiers by knockout

In the final of the Oceania Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, New Zealand defeated the Solomon Islands 5-0, thus qualifying for the intercontinental substitute qualifier.

Not only participating in the World Cup, but even winning the intercontinental play-off has never been so successful for the Solomon Islands, and this has not changed today.

New Zealand, which has participated in two World Cups so far (1982, 2010), has outpaced its rivals: it was already 2-0 at halftime – the second goal of the newly rich team from the English Premier League, Newcastle Chris Wood scored, and is now the most successful player on the national team with his 30th hit. The “pure whites” completed the two goals with three more goals after the turn, and so on 5-0They won. Their superiority is clearly shown by the fact that they conceded only one goal in the Qatari mini-tournament.

For the fourth time in a row, the New Zealand national team won the intercontinental play-off (beating Bahrain in 2010, losing to Mexico in 2014 and Peru in 2018), which they will play against the fourth-place finisher in the CONCACAF region qualifiers. In June – Costa Rica is currently leading by 19 points and in fourth place, one point behind Panama.

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Oceania World Championship Qualifier (Qatar)
Solomon Islands – New Zealand 0-5
(Tuiloma 23., 69., Ch. Wood 39., J. Bell 50., Garbett 90+1.)

New Zealand– Tahiti 1-0
Solomon IslandsPapua New Guinea 3-2

The final result for group A
1. Solomon Islands 1 1 3-1 3
2. Tahiti 1 1 1-3
Vanuatu to retreat
Cook Islands to retreat

a result: Solomon Islands – Tahiti 3-1

The final score for group B
1. New Zealand 3
12-1 9
2- Papua New Guinea 3
1 3-2 6
3- Fiji Islands 3 1 2 3-7 3
4. New Caledonia 3 3 2-10

results: New Zealand – Papua New Guinea 1-0, Fiji – New Caledonia 2 to 1, Papua New Guinea – New Caledonia 1-0, New Zealand – Fiji 4-0, New Zealand and New Caledonia 7-1, Papua New Guinea – Fiji 2-1

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