17th edition of the Oceanic club championship sees new format change, good one. After implementing various hosts scheme last year, which was great, OFC brings in the quarterfinal - unlike last few seasons, group runner-up will from now on also qualify to the elimination stage. It all starts on January 20 in Pago Pago where Pago Youth (American Samoa), Veitongo (Tonga), Lupe o le Soaga (Samoa) and Tupapa (Cook Islands) will face each other in Qualifying round in fight for two group stage spots. Matches are played on January 20, 23, 26. All group teams are also known. Group A, Vanuatu, February 10-18 Lae City Dwellers (Papua New Guinea) Naikutan (Vanuatu) Ba (Fiji) Qualifying round winner Group B, Tahiti, February 10-18 Solomon Warriors (Solomon Islands) Dragon (Tahiti) Lossi (New Caledonia) Erakor Golden Star (Vanuatu) Group C, New Zealand, February 24 - March 4 Auckland City (New Zealand, title holder) Lautoka (Fiji) Madang (Papua New Guinea) Venus (Tahiti) Group D, Solomon Islands, February 24 - March 4 Team Wellington (New Zealand) Magenta (New Caledonia) Qualifying round runner-up Marist Honiara (Solomon Islands) Notable absences are Hekari United (2010 winners), who left Papuan league, and there are no two biggest clubs from Vanuatu - Amicale (two time finalist) and Tafea (one final). Top two teams from each group qualify to quarter-final followed by semi-final and final. Each of three rounds are played in home-away format. Auckland City is seven-times title holder.