2000 OFC Nations Cup

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2000 OFC Nations Cup
2000 Coupe d'Océanie des nations
2000 OFC Aibu te Fenua
Tournament details
Host country Tahiti
Dates 19 June - 28 June
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Australia (3rd title)
Runners-up  New Zealand
Third place  Solomon Islands
Fourth place  Vanuatu
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Goals scored 48 (4.8 per match)
Top scorer(s) Australia Craig Foster (5)
Australia Clayton Zane (5)

The 2000 OFC Nations Cup was held in Papeete, Tahiti. The six participating teams were Australia and New Zealand who qualified as of right, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu who qualified from the Melanesia Cup, the Cook Islands and Tahiti who qualified from the Polynesia Cup. Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 in the final. The Solomon Islands beat Vanuatu 2-1 for third place.

Fiji qualified to this edition but then withdrew due to the 2000 Fijian coup d'état and was replaced by Vanuatu.

The results were:

Qualifying Tournament[edit]

Melanesia Cup 2000[edit]

Main article: 2000 Melanesia Cup
  Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Fiji 4 3 1 0 13 4 10
 Solomon Islands 4 2 1 1 10 9 7
 Vanuatu 4 2 0 2 12 7 6
 New Caledonia 4 2 0 2 11 11 6
 Papua New Guinea 4 0 0 4 4 19 0

Solomon Islands and Vanuatu* qualified.

  • Fiji were replaced by Vanuatu due to civil unrest taking place in Fiji.

Polynesia Cup 2000[edit]

Main article: Polynesia Cup 2000
  Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Tahiti 4 4 0 0 30 2 12
 Cook Islands 4 3 0 1 8 5 9
 Samoa 4 2 0 2 13 6 6
 Tonga 4 1 0 3 4 15 3
 American Samoa 4 0 0 4 2 29 0

Tahiti and Cook Islands qualified.

Final tournament[edit]

Group A[edit]

Results[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Australia 6 2 2 0 0 23 0 +23
 Solomon Islands 3 2 1 0 1 5 7 -2
 Cook Islands 0 2 0 0 2 1 22 -21
19 June 2000
Australia  17–0  Cook Islands
Agostino 18', 68'
Muscat 21', 45' (pen)
Tiatto 24'
Foster 30', 42', 51', 80'
Zdrilic 35', 65'
Lazaridis 55'
Popovic 60'
Corica 70'
Zane 82', 87', 89'
(Report)
Stade Pater, Papeete, Tahiti
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Leaustic (Tahiti)

21 June 2000
Solomon Islands  5–1  Cook Islands
Suri 33'
Menapi 47'
Samani 63'
Omokirio 74'
Kotto 88'
(Report) Shepherd 55'
Stade Pater, Papeete, Tahiti
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Attison (Vanuatu)

23 June 2000
Australia  6–0  Solomon Islands
Chipperfield 6'
Zane 13', 35'
Omokirio 36' (OG)
Muscat 39' (pen)
Cardozo 43'
(Report)

Group B[edit]

Results[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 New Zealand 6 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4
 Vanuatu 3 2 1 0 1 4 5 -1
 Tahiti 0 2 0 0 2 2 5 -3
19 Jun 2000
New Zealand  2 – 0  Tahiti
Kris Bouckenooghe 27'
Chris Jackson 78
Stade Pater
Papeete, Tahiti
Attendance: 1000


22 Jun 2000
Vanuatu  3 – 2  Tahiti
Jimmy Ben 49'
Richard Iwai 60'
Georgina Tura 77'
Jean-Loup Rousseau 2' pen
Harold Amaru 87'
Stade Pater
Papeete, Tahiti
Attendance: 500

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

25 Jun 2000
Australia  1 – 0  Vanuatu
Kevin Muscat 5' pen
Stade Pater
Papeete, Tahiti
Attendance: 300

25 Jun 2000
New Zealand  2 – 0  Solomon Islands
Simon Elliott Goal 51' Goal 55'
Stade Pater
Papeete, Tahiti
Attendance: 500

Third Place[edit]

28 Jun 2000
Solomon Islands  2 – 1  Vanuatu
Commins Menapi 53'
Gideon Omokirio 69' pen
Lexa Bibi 35'
Stade Pater
Papeete, Tahiti
Attendance: 300

Final[edit]

28 Jun 2000
Australia  2 – 0  New Zealand
Shaun Murphy 40'
Craig Foster 66'
Stade Pater
Papeete, Tahiti
Attendance: 300

External links[edit]

  • RSSF. Accessed 21 February 2010.