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Dreams and history made in Oceania

Competition was fierce and tightly contested over the five days at the J.S. Blatter Stadium in Apia, Samoa last week. [FIFA.com]

For four Polynesian nations, the four-year wait to attempt to turn FIFA World Cup™ dreams into reality played out over just five days at the J.S. Blatter Stadium in Apia, Samoa last week.

Ultimately it was Samoa, arguably the pre-tournament favourites, who claimed the only ticket on offer to Round Two of Oceania qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, although the tournament will also long be remembered for the achievements of American Samoa.

Appropriately enough, the competition was fierce and tightly contested, with a single-goal the biggest margin across any of the six matches, and the other two participants, Cook Islands and Tonga, also highly competitive.


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