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Vanuatu draws game

Rashneel Kumar
Monday, May 26, 2014

VANUATU blew away the opportunity to advance ahead in the Oceania Football Confederation under-20 Championship after drawing with Solomon Islands 0-0 at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday.

The side went into the match with a 1-0 win over New Caledonia on Friday but failed to capitalise on the momentum they had set in their opening match.

Solomon Islands, after losing to Papua New Guinea earlier, needed a win to stay in contention for a place in the FIFA U20 World Cup but poor finishing let them down.

Solomon Islands enjoyed a slightly better possession on 58 per cent and took 12 shots at goal from which only four were on target.

The side made 10 crosses and were penalised for offside six times.

Despite having only 32 per cent possession, Vanuatu proved a more effective side with 13 shots at goal of which five were on target while the team made 13 crosses.

Vanuatu assistant coach Anthony Pisano rued at the missed opportunities but said they were still in the run for the title.

"We didn't exactly play to the game plan. We were still fairly tight in defence as we knew Solomons were going to come at us and they're a great technical team," he told OFC.

"We stayed focused and defended quite well and had our chances."








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