2012 Christmas Cup

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2012 Christmas Cup
Country  Tuvalu
Dates 3 November - 1 December
Teams 6
Champions Manu Laeva A
Runners-up Tofaga A
Matches played 8
Goals scored 31 (3.88 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Okilani Tinilau, Falefou Tapugao Jr (3 goals)
Main article: Christmas Cup

The 2012 Christmas Cup is the 3rd edition of national football knockout tournament. The tournament beginning in 3 November 2012 and finishes in 1 December 2012. Six clubs are participated. Rangers are a new combination team from the other teams Ha'apai United, FC Niutao and Nui. Defending champions were Lakena United. Tuvalu has a rough and unsuitable sport field to host any international tournament.

The winner Manu Laeva A, who 1-0 won against Tofaga A.

Clubs[edit]

Club Island
Lakena United A Nanumea
Manu Laeva A Nukulaelae
Nauti A Funafuti
Tamanuku A Nukufetau
Tofaga A Vaitupu
Rangers A Nanumanga, Niutao, Nui

Group stage[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Tofaga 2 2 0 0 6 3 +2 6
Manu Laeva 2 1 0 1 7 6 +1 3
Rangers 2 0 0 2 3 7 -4 0



Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Tamanuku 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6
Lakena United 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 3
Nauti 2 0 0 2 2 4 -2 0



Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
24 November – Funafuti
 Tamanuku    
  Manu Laeva    
 
1 December – Funafuti
     Tofaga  0
   Manu Laeva  1
Third place
24 November – Funafuti  
 Tofaga  4      
 Lakena United  1        

Semi-finals[edit]



1^ Manu Laeva win by default.

Final[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

# Player Club Goals
1 Tuvalu Okilani Tinilau Manu Laeva A 3
2 Tuvalu Falefou Tapugao Jr Tofaga A 3
3 Tuvalu Siopepa Tailolo Lakena United A 2
4 Tuvalu Kaumaile David Lakena United A 2
5 Tuvalu Uota Ale Tofaga A 2
6 Vanuatu Eric Kiki Tofaga A 2
7 Tuvalu Easter Tekafa Rangers 2
8 Tuvalu Felo Feoto Tamanuku A 2
9 Tuvalu Jelly Selau Manu Laeva A 2
10 Tuvalu Moeava Mausalii Manu Laeva A 1

Annual awards[edit]

The best player for the tournament[edit]

The best player for the tournament was Okilani Tinilau of Manu Laeva A.

External links[edit]