Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Oceania All-Star Team Announced

The Oceania Football Confederation has named the 18-man squad that will comprise the Oceania All-Star Team that will take on the Galaxy in Auckland, New Zealand on December 6.

The team, which is coached by OFC technical director Jim Selby, is led by former France international Christian Karembeu who hails from New Caledonia. The team will also feature New Zealand internationals Jarrod Smith, who plays for Toronto FC and scored against the Galaxy in TFC's 3-2 win over LA on April 13, as well as Steven Old, who played against the Galaxy last season as a member of the Wellington Phoenix.

The full roster can be found below, with their national team listed in parenthesis.

Jacob Spoonley (New Zealand), Benjamin Longue (New Caledonia), David Muta (Papua New Guinea), Fedy Vava (Vanuatu), Nelson Sale (Solomon Islands), Ivan Vicelich (NZ), Pierre Wajoka (New Caledonia), Raimana Lee Fung Kuee (Tahiti), Judd Molea (Solomon Islands), Jarrod Smith (New Zealand), Peni Finau (Fiji), Osea Vakatalesau (Fiji), Francois Sakama (Vanuatu), Malakai Tiwa (Fiji), Alick Maemae (Solomon Islands), Henry Faarodo (Solomon Islands), Christian Karembeu (France/New Caledonia), Steven Old (New Zealand).

Head coach Jim Selby (Australia); assistant coaches Colin Tuaa (NZ), Patrick Jacquemet (Tahiti); manager Seamus Marten (NZ).
The photo above, which is courtesy of Photosport, features, from left to right, Ivan Vicelich, Alick Maemae, Nelson Sale and Jacob Spoonley.

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