Samoa and Fiji reach semi-finals of OFC U-19 Women’s Championship

New Zealand need to beat Solomon Islands on Sunday to join Samoa and Fiji in the semi-finals of the OFC U-19 Women’s Championship.

New Zealand’s quarter-final kicks off at 3pm, and a win will see coach Leon Birnie’s team face either Cook Islands or Vanuatu in Wednesday’s semi-final.

At stake is an automatic qualification to the 2024 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, a berth that awaits the winner of the OFC tournament being held in Fiji.

On Saturday, Samoa and Fiji won tightly-contested quarter-finals, with Samoa needing a penalty shootout to get past Tahiti.