Football at the 1969 South Pacific Games

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Football at the 1969 South Pacific Games
Tournament details
Host country Papua New Guinea
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions  New Caledonia (2nd title)
Runners-up  Tahiti
Third place  Papua New Guinea
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 77 (4.81 per match)
1966
1971

The 1969 South Pacific Games was the third games where football was played. The tournament was held at Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea during August 1969. In the final, New Caledonia scored in the 88th minnute to defeat Tahiti 2–1 and claim the gold medal.[1]

Round robin stage[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 New Caledonia 9 5 4 1 0 18 2 +16
 Tahiti 7 5 3 1 1 15 4 +11
 Papua New Guinea 5 5 2 1 2 9 9 0
 Fiji 5 5 2 1 2 11 17 -6
 New Hebrides 3 5 1 1 3 9 19 -10
 Solomon Islands 1 5 0 1 4 8 19 -11
Correct as at: 20 August 1969

Source: rsssf.com[2]

 • Teams ranked 1st and 2nd (Green background) met in the Gold final.
 • Teams ranked 3rd and 4th (Blue background) met in the Bronze final.

Round 1[edit]

14 August 1969
Fiji  5 - 1  Solomon Islands
Germania Club, Port Moresby

14 August 1969
New Hebrides  3 - 3  Tahiti
Germania Club, Port Moresby

14 August 1969
New Caledonia  4 - 1  Papua New Guinea
Germania Club, Port Moresby

Round 2[edit]

15 August 1969
Solomon Islands  1 - 1  New Caledonia
[Germania Club, Port Moresby

15 August 1969
Fiji  5 - 2  New Hebrides
Germania Club, Port Moresby

15 August 1969
Tahiti  3 - 1  Papua New Guinea
Germania Club, Port Moresby

Round 3[edit]

16 August 1969
New Caledonia  2 - 0  New Hebrides
Germania Club, Port Moresby

16 August 1969
Papua New Guinea  4 - 0  Solomon Islands
Germania Club, Port Moresby

16 August 1969
Tahiti  2 - 0  Fiji
Germania Club, Port Moresby

Round 4[edit]

18 August 1969
New Caledonia  11 - 0  Fiji
Germania Club, Port Moresby

18 August 1969
Papua New Guinea  2 - 1  New Hebrides
Germania Club, Port Moresby

18 August 1969
Tahiti  7 - 0  Solomon Islands
Germania Club, Port Moresby

Round 5[edit]

20 August 1969
Solomon Islands  7 - 1  New Hebrides
Germania Club, Port Moresby

20 August 1969
Papua New Guinea  1 - 1  Fiji
Germania Club, Port Moresby

20 August 1969
New Caledonia  w/o*  Tahiti
Germania Club, Port Moresby
* Note: French Polynesia (Tahiti) forfeited the match as they were unable to field a team due to injuries to 11 of their 19-man squad.

Bronze medal match[edit]

22 August 1969
Papua New Guinea  2 - 1  Fiji
National Stadium, Port Moresby

Gold medal match[edit]

22 August 1969
New Caledonia  2 - 1  Tahiti
National Stadium, Port Moresby


 1969 South Pacific Games Winners 

New Caledonia
Second title

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Pipes and a song end games". The Canberra Times. 25 August 1969. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "South Pacific Games 1969 (Papua New Guinea)". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1969. Retrieved 16 May 2015.