1998 OFC Nations Cup

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1998 OFC Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host country Australia
Dates 25 September - 4 October
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  New Zealand (2nd title)
Runners-up  Australia
Third place  Fiji
Fourth place  Tahiti
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Goals scored 52 (5.2 per match)

The 1998 OFC Nations Cup was held in Brisbane, Australia. The six participating teams were Australia and New Zealand who qualified as of right, Fiji and Vanuatu who qualified from the Melanesia Cup, and Tahiti and the Cook Islands who qualified from the Polynesia Cup. New Zealand beat an Australian team lacking most of their best internationals 1-0 in the final. Fiji defeated Tahiti for third place also.

The results were:

Qualifying tournament[edit]

Melanesia Cup 1998[edit]

  Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Fiji 4 3 1 0 8 2 10
 Vanuatu 4 2 1 1 8 6 7
 Solomon Islands 4 2 1 1 8 7 7
 Papua New Guinea 4 1 1 2 3 6 4
 New Caledonia 4 0 0 4 4 10 0

Fiji and Vanuatu qualified.

Polynesia Cup 1998[edit]

  Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Tahiti 4 4 0 0 27 1 12
 Cook Islands 4 2 1 1 8 11 7
 Samoa 4 2 0 2 8 7 6
 Tonga 4 1 1 2 5 9 4
 American Samoa 4 0 0 4 3 23 0

Tahiti and Cook Islands qualified.

Final tournament[edit]

Group A[edit]

Results[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 6 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8
Flag of French Polynesia.svg Tahiti 3 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3
Flag of Vanuatu.svg Vanuatu 0 2 0 0 2 2 13 -11

Match schedule[edit]

25 September 1998
New Zealand  1-0  Tahiti
Paama 13' (og) (Report)

28 September 1998
New Zealand  8-1  Vanuatu
Christie 1'
Coveny 11', 25', 39', 40'
Ryan 34', 65'
Bunce 65'
(Report) Roronamahava 45'

30 September 1998
Tahiti  5-1  Vanuatu
Quennet 9', 10', 74'
Zaveroni 54'
Amaru 75'
(Report) Rarai 82'

Group B[edit]

Results[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Australia.svg Australia 6 2 2 0 0 19 1 +18
Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji 3 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg Cook Islands 0 2 0 0 2 0 19 -19

Match schedule[edit]

25 September 1998
Australia  3-1  Fiji
Mori 2', 25', 44' (Report) Masinisau 62'

28 September 1998
Australia  16-0  Cook Islands
Trimboli 1', 12', 63'
Mori 8', 15', 30', 34'
Maloney 17', 89'
Ceccoli 42'
Trajanovski 48', 68', 76' (pen), 88'
Chipperfield 66'
Halpin 80'
(Report)

30 September 1998
Fiji  3-0  Cook Islands
Dickinson 18' (og)
Kilalwaca 54'
Nasema 85'
(Report)

Knockout rounds[edit]

Semi-finals Final
2 October 1998 - Brisbane
  New Zealand  1  
  Fiji  0  
 
4 October 1998 - Brisbane
      New Zealand  1
    Australia  0
Third place
2 October 1998 - Brisbane 4 October 1998 - Brisbane
  Australia  4   Fiji  4
  Tahiti  1     Tahiti  2

Semifinals[edit]

2 October 1998
New Zealand  1-0  Fiji
Hay 88' (Report)
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Massimo Raveino (Tahiti)

2 October 1998
Australia  4-1  Tahiti
Mori 1', 32', 81'
Veart 86'
(Report) Labaste 55'
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Intaz Shah (Fiji)

Third place[edit]

4 October 1998
Fiji  4-2  Tahiti
Masi 26', 31'
Lal 28'
Seruvatu 43'
(Report) Rousseau 81', 82'

Final[edit]

4 October 1998
New Zealand  1-0  Australia
Burton 24' (Report)
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Massimo Raveino (Tahiti)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°27′53″S 153°0′34″E / 27.46472°S 153.00944°E / -27.46472; 153.00944 (Suncorp Stadium)