Vanuatu progress in World Cup qualifiers

September 8, 2007
APIA, Samoa, Sept 7 (Reuters) - New Caledonia claimed gold in the South Pacific Games football tournament on Friday while Vanuatu won a playoff to progress in the World Cup. Midfielder Jose Hmae netted a rebound just after the hour mark as the French territory beat Fiji 1-0 to claim the gold medal at the Games, which have been used as the first phase of World Cup qualifiers in the Oceania region. By reaching the gold medal match, New Caledonia and Fiji progressed to the next phase of qualifiers ...

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