2014 OFC U-20 Championship

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2014 OFC U-20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Fiji[1]
City Suva
Dates 23–31 May
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions  Fiji (1st title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 55 (3.67 per match)
Top scorer(s) Solomon Islands Atkin Kaua
Best player Vanuatu Jacky Ruben
New Zealand 2013

The 2014 OFC U-20 Championship was the twentieth edition of the Oceania Football Confederation organised youth tournament. Despite the name remaining as U-20 Championship, the age limit was reduced by a year to 19 years of age. So players who want to participate in the tournament needed to be born on or after 1 January 1995.

At an OFC Executive Committee meeting held at its Auckland headquarters in November 2013 the competition format was modified. The competition was brought forward a year and the age limit was lowered to 19 years of age. The changes were made in order to allow the winner of the competition plenty of time for preparation and player development for up-and-coming World Cups at Under 20 level.[2]

Fiji, the winner of this tournament qualified for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. New Zealand are automatically qualified as the host country, so two teams will represent the OFC. New Zealand are the current title holders.

Participating teams[edit]

Source:[1]

Squads[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2014 OFC U-20 Championship squads.

Officials[edit]

Seven referees and eight assistant referees were named for the tournament.

Venues[edit]

Suva
National Stadium (ANZ Stadium)
Capacity:30,000

Group stage[edit]

The group stage fixtures were announced on 7 May, with the games scheduled as a round-robin tournament.[3]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Fiji 5 4 1 0 13 3 +10 13
 Vanuatu 5 3 2 0 11 4 +7 11
 New Caledonia 5 3 0 2 17 5 +12 9
 Solomon Islands 5 1 1 3 7 7 0 4
 Papua New Guinea 5 1 1 3 6 13 −7 4
 American Samoa 5 0 1 4 1 23 −22 1
23 May 2014
14:30 UTC+12
American Samoa  0–4  Fiji
Report Waqa Goal 15'
Dreola Goal 24'
Tuivuna Goal 30'
Nabenia Goal 45+3'
23 May 2014
17:00 UTC+12
Vanuatu  1–0  New Caledonia
Koka Goal 66' Report
23 May 2014
19:30 UTC+12
Solomon Islands  0–2  Papua New Guinea
Report Yagas Goal 10'
Bob Goal 51'

25 May 2014
14:30 UTC+12
Solomon Islands  0–0  Vanuatu
Report
25 May 2014
17:00 UTC+12
Papua New Guinea  1–1  American Samoa
Simongi Goal 58'
Talau Red card 85'
Report Tua Goal 45+3'
Rocha Red card 85'
25 May 2014
19:30 UTC+12
Fiji  2–0  New Caledonia
Nabenia Goal 47'
Tuivuna Goal 65' (pen)
Report

27 May 2014
14:30 UTC+12
Fiji  3–0  Papua New Guinea
Sahib Goal 43'
Toma Goal 55'
Waqa Goal 76'
Report
27 May 2014
17:00 UTC+12
New Caledonia  3–1  Solomon Islands
Oiremon Goal 12'
Athale Goal 81'
Nyikeine Goal 89'
Report Kaua Goal 66'
27 May 2014
19:30 UTC+12
American Samoa  0–4  Vanuatu
Report Kalo Goal 15'
Saniel Goal 41'
Kalsong Goal 56'67'

29 May 2014
14:30 UTC+12
Solomon Islands  5–0  American Samoa
Bakale Goal 22'
Kaua Goal 35'47'77'
Rangosulia Goal 91'
Report
29 May 2014
17:00 UTC+12
Vanuatu  2–2  Fiji
Kalo Goal 22'
Iawak Goal 57'
Report Chand Goal 25'
Dreloa Goal 40'
29 May 2014
19:30 UTC+12
Papua New Guinea  1–5  New Caledonia
Awele Goal 82' Waru Goal 7'70'
Athale Goal 41'
Nemia Goal 53'
Nyikeine Goal 77'

31 May 2014
14:30 UTC+12
New Caledonia  9–0  American Samoa
Wathiepel Goal 9'
Jalabert Goal 23'
Athale Goal 35'
Nykeine Goal 38'50'
Oiremoin Goal 68'74'85'
Ouka Goal 77'
Report
31 May 2014
17:00 UTC+12
Papua New Guinea  2-4  Vanuatu
Donna Goal 15' (o.g.)
Awele Goal 62'
Report Kalsong Goal 42',Goal 63'
Kaltak Goal 89', Goal 90+'
31 May 2014
19:30 UTC+12
Fiji  2-1  Solomon Islands
Chand Goal 25'
Naidu Goal 26'
Report Kaua Goal 9'

Awards[edit]

The Golden Ball Award is awarded to the most outstanding player of the tournament. The Golden Glove Award is awarded to the best goalkeeper of the tournament. The Golden Boot Award is awarded to the top scorer of the tournament. The Fair Play Award is awarded to the team with the best disciplinary record at the tournament.

Award Recipient
Golden Ball Vanuatu Jacky Ruben
Golden Glove Fiji Misiwani Nairube
Golden Boot Solomon Islands Atkin Kaua (5 goals)
Fair Play Award Solomon Islands Solomon Islands

Goal scorers[edit]

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goals

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fiji to host U-20 World Cup Qualifying Tournament". Fiji One TV. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "OFC Executive meeting outcomes announced". Oceania Football Confederation. 2013-11-23. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  3. ^ "Pathway to FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 revealed". 7 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 

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