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Chung quits OFC presidency amid rumours of political and financial corruption

David Chung

By Andrew Warshaw and Paul Nicholson

April 6 – David Chung, president of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) and one of FIFA’s highest ranking officials, has resigned after seven years in the job. A short statement from the OFC said Chung, FIFA’s senior vice-president and an important ally in Gianni Infantino’s 2016 presidential election victory,  took the decision “after much deliberation, citing personal reasons.”

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Pressure on FIFA bigwig Chung grows as rival PNG federation takes football high ground

David Chung

By Paul Nicholson

September 7 – David Chung, president of the Oceania Football Confederation and the second highest official at FIFA as senior vice president, is under increasing pressure from football stakeholders in his home country Papua New Guinea, where a breakaway group of top clubs is running its own league and development programmes already with greater numbers and participation than Chung’s FIFA-backed organisation.

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Micronesia ship 114 goals in just three matches

Micronesia team

By David Owen
July 8 – Football is generally a low-scoring game, but it is not invariably so. Arbroath 36 Bon Accord 0 in September 1885 in the Scottish Cup is one well-known counter-example that springs to mind. Australia 31 American Samoa 0 in April 2001 in a World Cup qualifier is another.

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