1980 OFC Nations Cup

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1980 OFC Nations Cup
1980 Coupe d'Océanie des nations
1980 OFC Aibu te Fenua
Tournament details
Host country New Caledonia
Dates 24 February - 3 March
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Australia (1st title)
Runners-up  Tahiti
Third place  New Caledonia
Fourth place  Fiji
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 94 (6.71 per match)
Top scorer(s) Australia Ian Hunter (5)
Australia Eddie Krncevic (5)

The 1980 OFC Nations Cup was held in Nouméa, New Caledonia. The eight participating teams were Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Tahiti. Australia defeated Tahiti 4-2 in the final to secure a championship title which would last for 16 years. The hosts, New Caledonia, defeated Fiji 2-1 in third place playoff. This was the first OFC Nations Cup held after the continent was considered to ba a proper continent by FIFA.

Group A[edit]

Team P W D L GF GA Pts
1  Tahiti 3 3 0 0 21 5 6
2  Fiji 3 2 0 1 10 7 4
3  New Zealand 3 1 0 2 7 8 2
4  Solomon Islands 3 0 0 3 3 21 0
February 27, 1980
Fiji  4-0  New Zealand
D. Chand 10' 39'
M. Vuilabasa 31' 63'
February 29, 1980
Tahiti  6-3  Fiji

Group B[edit]

Team P W D L GF GA Pts
1  Australia 3 3 0 0 20 2 6
2  New Caledonia 3 2 0 1 12 11 4
3  Papua New Guinea 3 1 0 2 6 22 2
4  New Hebrides 3 0 0 3 6 9 0
February 24, 1980
Papua New Guinea  4-3  New Hebrides
February 26, 1980
New Caledonia  4-3  New Hebrides
February 28, 1980
New Caledonia  8-0  Papua New Guinea

Third Place[edit]

March 2, 1980
New Caledonia  2-1  Fiji

Final[edit]


 1980 OFC Nations Cup 

Australia
1st title

Champions Squad[edit]

Coach: West Germany Rudi Gutendorf

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
2DF Alan Davidson (1960-06-01)1 June 1960 (aged 19) 1 Australia South Melbourne
3MF Arno Bertogna (1959-04-09)9 April 1959 (aged 20) 2 Australia Newcastle Australs
2DF Danny Moulis (1960-07-25)25 July 1960 (aged 19) 0 Australia Sydney Olympic
4FW Eddie Krnčević (1960-08-14)14 August 1960 (aged 19) 29 Australia Marconi
3MF George Christopoulos (1960-12-11)11 December 1960 (aged 19) 1 Australia South Melbourne
1GK Greg Woodhouse (1960-01-02)2 January 1960 (aged 20) 8 Australia APIA-Leichhardt
4FW Ian Hunter (1961-08-10)10 August 1961 (aged 18) 0 Australia Blacktown City
4FW Mark Brusasco (1960-08-24)24 August 1960 (aged 19) 0 Australia Brisbane City
3MF Paul Kay (1962-05-18)18 May 1962 (aged 17) 0 Australia St. George
3MF Peter Raskopoulos (1962-02-22)22 February 1962 (aged 18) 0 Australia Sydney Olympic
3MF Peter Sharne (1956-03-22)22 March 1956 (aged 23) 16 Australia Marconi
3MF Steve Blair 0
2DF Steve Hogg (1960-02-14)14 February 1960 (aged 20) 1 Australia Brisbane Lions
3MF Theo Selemidis (1959-10-27)27 October 1959 (aged 20) 0 Australia Heidelberg United
2DF Vic Bozanic (1957-10-30)30 October 1957 (aged 22) 0 Australia West Adelaide
1GK Yakka Banovic (1956-11-12)12 November 1956 (aged 23) 0 England Derby County

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