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Oceania Football Confederation

International governing body for association football in Oceania / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is one of the six continental confederations of international association football. The OFC has 13 members, 11 of which are full members and two which are associate members not affiliated with FIFA. It promotes the game in Oceania and allows the member nations to qualify for the FIFA World Cup.

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Oceania Football Confederation
Formation1966; 58 years ago (1966)
TypeSports organisation
HeadquartersAuckland, New Zealand
Region served
13 member associations (11 full)
Official language
Lambert Maltock
Vice Presidents
Thierry Ariiotima
Kapi Natto John
Lord Ve'ehala
General Secretary
Franck Castillo
Parent organization

OFC is predominantly made up of island nations where association football is not the most popular sport, with low GDP and low population meaning very little money is generated by the OFC nations. The OFC has little influence in the wider football world, either in terms of international competition or as a source of players for high-profile club competitions. OFC is the only confederation to have not had at least one international title, the best result being Australia making the final of the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup.

In 2006, the OFC's then largest and most successful nation, Australia, left for a second time to join the Asian Football Confederation, leaving New Zealand as the largest federation within the OFC.

The President of OFC is Lambert Maltock since April 2018. The Vice Presidents are Thierry Ariiotima, Kapi Natto John and Lord Ve'ehala while Franck Castillo is the General Secretary.[1] The confederation is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand.

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