NZ on brink of U20 World Cup berth as Tonga eye first win

New Zealand could book their spot at next year's Under 20 Women's Football World Cup without even kicking a ball.

The Junior Football Ferns have scored 59 unanswered goals in big wins against Tonga, New Caledonia and Vanuatu at the Oceania Championship in Nuku'alofa, and have a maximum nine points with one match remaining.

Samoa will move to seven points if they can beat Vanuatu this afternoon, which would set up a final round decider against New Zealand, who have a bye today.

However a draw would leave them four points adrift of the leaders, gifting the title to New Zealand.

Vanuatu coach Joel Rarua has the task of picking his team up following their 18-0 drubbing at the hands of New Zealand.

"We will try to work more on how we keep possession in the game and how we attack. We understand the game against Samoa will be hard for us, the players are looking forward to it though and we just have to make sure we improve against them."

Meanwhile Tonga is targeting a first win against bottom team New Caledonia.

The hosts were beaten 15-0 by New Zealand in their first match at the tournament and drew 3-3 with Samoa in their second game.

Their opponents have leaked 36 goals in three games and coach Penateti Feke believes her team is getting better with every game and is a good chance for a first win.

"Tonga is competitive. They managed to progress after every game so I'm hoping to see more of what they have with some more [games].