Tahiti claimed a second Oceania Football Confederation Beach Soccer Nations Cup title with victory against Solomon Islands ©OFC Media

Hosts Tahiti secured their place at the World Cup as they won the Oceania Football Confederation Beach Soccer Nations Cup title with a thrilling 4-3 victory against Solomon Islands.

The two-times World Cup finalists sealed their place in November's event in Paraguay with an unbeaten week in Aorai Tini Hau, Papeete.

The hosts had won all four of their group matches to arrive in the final but found themselves behind against the defending champions when Allen Farabo scored on 18 minutes.

With the tournament making a long awaited return after six years, the Tiki Toa had to fight hard for their victory but turned the game on its head just four minutes later.

Two goals in a minute from Heiarii Tavanae and a Patrick Tepa penalty put Tahiti on course for the win.

Tavanae grabbed a second to move the hosts 3-1 ahead as the game moved into the final period.

Solomon Islands won the Nations Cup when it was last held in 2013 and were in no mood to surrender their crown.

McPhilip Aria gave them hope of a late fightback when he scored a minute later, only for Heimanu Taiarui to restore the Tiki Toa's two-goal advantage from the penalty spot.

In the dying seconds Roy Mafane reduced the arrears to 4-3 but the Bilikiki could not find a leveller and Tahiti took the title and their place in November's World Cup.

In the third place play-off, New Caledonia needed an extra-time goal to see off Vanuatu after the match had finished level at 7-7.

Jérémie Dokunengo scored the decisive goal for the 2013 runners-up.