NZ misses final say
NEW Zealand were ejected from yesterday’s final of the Oceania Olympic men’s qualifying soccer series after being found to have fielded an ineligible player during a semi- final against Vanuatu.
The Oceania Football Confederation disciplinary committee has upheld a protest lodged by the Vanuatu Football Federation which claimed South Africa- born defender Deklan Wynne was not eligible to play in the match.
Wynne represented New Zealand at FIFA Under- 20 World Cup last month and has played at senior level after becoming a naturalised New Zealander.
But Wynne does not yet appear to have met any of the criteria which would allow him to represent New Zealand.