2004 OFC Nations Cup

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2004 OFC Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host country Australia
Dates 29 May - 12 October
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Australia (4th title)
Runners-up  Solomon Islands
Third place  New Zealand
Fourth place  Fiji
Tournament statistics
Matches played 17
Goals scored 69 (4.06 per match)
Top scorer(s) Australia Tim Cahill (6)
New Zealand Vaughan Coveny (6)
2002
2008

The 2004 OFC Nations Cup doubled as the qualification tournament to the 2006 FIFA World Cup, except the two-legged final (A separate playoff between Australia and Solomon Islands was held in September 2005, for World Cup Qualifying purposes).

The competition was divided in two Group stages (the first is the Qualifying Stage), with Australia and New Zealand seeded into the second stage (Final Stage). The Oceania champion (Australia) qualified for the 2005 Confederations Cup.

Qualifying round[edit]

The 10 teams in the first round were divided into two groups of five teams each. Within each group, every team played every other team once. The top two teams from each group then progressed to the second group stage, where they were joined by the two seeded teams.

Final tournament[edit]

The four surviving members (first and second place teams from each group in stage one) of the first stage joined the two seeded teams (Australia and New Zealand) and took part in a tournament where each team played every other once in a tournament held in Adelaide, Australia.

As this doubled as the 2004 Oceania Nations Cup, the top two teams from the second group stage progressed to a two-legged final to determine the winner of the OFC Nations Cup. These two games on home-and-away basis was separate from World Cup qualifying.

The top two teams from this stage also progressed to the final stage of the 2006 Oceania World Cup qualifying tournament.


Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Australia 5 4 1 0 21 3 +18 13
 Solomon Islands 5 3 1 1 9 6 +3 10
 New Zealand 5 3 0 2 17 5 +12 9
 Fiji 5 1 1 3 3 10 −7 4
 Tahiti 5 1 1 3 2 24 −22 4
 Vanuatu 5 1 0 4 5 9 −4 3
  Australia Fiji New Zealand Solomon Islands French Polynesia Vanuatu
Australia  6–1 1–0 2–2 9–0 3–0
Fiji  0–2 1–2 0–0 1–0
New Zealand  3–0 10–0 2–4
Solomon Islands  4–0 1–0
Tahiti  2–1
Vanuatu 

Australia and the Solomon Islands progressed to the final stage.

29 May 2004
Vanuatu  0 – 1  Solomon Islands
Report Batram Suri Goal 51' (pen.)
29 May 2004
Tahiti  0 – 0  Fiji
Report
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Stefano Farina (Italy)
29 May 2004
Australia  1 – 0  New Zealand
Bresciano Goal 40' Report
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 12,130
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)

31 May 2004
New Zealand  3 – 0  Solomon Islands
Fisher Goal 36'
Oughton Goal 81'
Lines Goal 90'
Report
31 May 2004
Australia  9 – 0  Tahiti
Cahill Goal 14'47'
Skoko Goal 43'
Simon Goal 44' (o.g.)
Sterjovski Goal 51'61'74'
Zdrilic Goal 85'
Chipperfield Goal 89'
Report
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Harry Attison (Vanuatu)
31 May 2004
Fiji  1 – 0  Vanuatu
Toma Goal 73' Report

2 June 2004
Australia  6 – 1  Fiji
Madaschi Goal 6'50'
Cahill Goal 39'66'75'
Elrich Goal 89'
Report Gataurua Goal 19'
2 June 2004
Tahiti  0 – 4  Solomon Islands
Report Fa'arodo Goal 9'
Menapi Goal 14'80'
Batram Suri Goal 42'
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 50
Referee: Leone Rakaroi (Fiji)
2 June 2004
Vanuatu  4 – 2  New Zealand
Chilia Goal 37'
Bibi Goal 64'
Maleb Goal 72'
Qorig Goal 88'
Report Coveny Goal 61'75'
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 356
Referee: Stefano Farina (Italy)

4 June 2004
New Zealand  10 – 0  Tahiti
Coveny Goal 6'38'45'
Fisher Goal 16'22'63'
Jones Goal 72'
Oughton Goal 74'
Nelsen Goal 82'87'
Report
4 June 2004
Fiji  1 – 2  Solomon Islands
Toma Goal 21' Report Kakai Goal 16'
Houkarawa Goal 82'
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Harry Attison (Vanuatu)
4 June 2004
Vanuatu  0 – 3  Australia
Report Aloisi Goal 25'85'
Emerton Goal 81'
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Charles Ariiotima (Tahiti)

6 June 2004
Tahiti  2 – 1  Vanuatu
Temataua Goal 40'
Wajoka Goal 89'
Report Iwai Goal 23'
Marden Sports Complex, Adelaide
Attendance: 300
Referee: Leone Rakaroi (Fiji)
6 June 2004
Fiji  0 – 2  New Zealand
Report Bunce Goal 8'
Coveny Goal 56'
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)
6 June 2004
Solomon Islands  2 – 2  Australia
Menapi Goal 43'75' Report Cahill Goal 50'
Emerton Goal 52'

Final round[edit]

The final of the 2004 Oceania Nations Cup was a two-legged home and away final between the top two teams from the second group stage.

9 October 2004
Solomon Islands  1 – 5  Australia
Batram Suri Goal 60' Report Skoko Goal 5'28'
Milicic Goal 19'
Emerton Goal 43'
Elrich Goal 79'
Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Peter O'Leary (New Zealand)

12 October 2004
Australia  6 – 0  Solomon Islands
Milicic Goal 5'
Kewell Goal 8'
Vidmar Goal 60'
Thompson Goal 79'
Elrich Goal 82'
Emerton Goal 89'
Report
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 19,208
Referee: Leone Rakaroi (Fiji)

Australia won 11–1 on aggregate and became the 2004 Oceania Nations Cup Champions. They also qualified for the 2005 Confederations Cup.

Although the second round of 2004 OFC Nations Cup doubled the second round of 2006 FIFA World Cup Oceanian qualification, the final play-off for the World Cup was held separately. Australia defeated Solomon Islands again, winning 9–1 on aggregate, and advanced to a play-off against the CONMEBOL (South American) nation Uruguay.

Individual scorers (final stage)[edit]

6 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

Individual scorers (both stages)[edit]

External links[edit]

  • RSSF. Accessed 21 February 2010.