Football at the 1979 South Pacific Games

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Football at the 1979 South Pacific Games
Tournament details
Host country Fiji
Teams 12 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions  Tahiti (3rd title)
Runners-up  Fiji
Third place  Solomon Islands
Tournament statistics
Matches played 20
Goals scored 148 (7.4 per match)

The 1979 South Pacific Games was the sixth edition where football was introduced and was held in Fiji during August and September 1979.

Group stage[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Fiji 3 2 1 1 0 24 0 +24
 Papua New Guinea 3 2 1 1 0 13 0 +13
 Kiribati 0 2 0 0 2 0 37 -37
28 August 1979
Papua New Guinea  0 - 0  Fiji

September 1979
Papua New Guinea  13 - 0  Kiribati

September 1979
Fiji  24 - 0  Kiribati

Group 2[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Tahiti 4 2 2 0 0 26 0 +26
 Tuvalu 2 2 1 0 1 5 21 -16
 Tonga 0 2 0 0 2 3 13 -10
26 August 1979
Tahiti  8 - 0  Tonga

28 August 1979
Tahiti  18 - 0  Tuvalu

Group 3[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Solomon Islands 4 2 2 0 0 18 0 +18
 Wallis and Futuna 2 2 1 0 1 3 7 -4
 Samoa 0 2 0 0 2 1 15 -14
September 1979
Solomon Islands  12 - 0  Samoa

September 1979
Solomon Islands  6 - 0  Wallis and Futuna

22 August 1979
Wallis and Futuna  3 - 1  Samoa

Group 4[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 New Caledonia 4 2 2 0 0 13 1 +12
 New Hebrides 2 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2
 Guam 0 2 0 0 2 1 15 -15
September 1979
New Caledonia  10 - 1 Kun Ho Rhee  Guam

September 1979
New Caledonia  3 - 0  New Hebrides

5 September 1979
New Hebrides  5 - 0  Guam

Quarter finals[edit]

3 September 1979
Fiji  5 - 0  Wallis and Futuna

3 September 1979
Tahiti  1 - 0  New Hebrides

3 September 1979
Solomon Islands  3 - 2  Papua New Guinea

3 September 1979
New Caledonia  10 - 2  Tuvalu

Semi finals[edit]

4 September 1979
Fiji  2 - 0  Solomon Islands

4 September 1979
Tahiti  3 - 2  New Caledonia

Bronze medal match[edit]

7 September 1979
New Caledonia  1 - 3  Solomon Islands

Gold medal match[edit]

7 September 1979
Fiji  0 - 3  Tahiti


 1979 South Pacific Games Winners 

Tahiti
Third title

Consolation Tournament (5th-12th place)[edit]

Quarter finals[edit]

5 September 1979
 Guam 5 - 2  Samoa

5 September 1979
 New Hebrides 2 - 0  Papua New Guinea

5 September 1979
 Tonga 1 - 0  Wallis and Futuna

5 September 1979
 Tuvalu 3 - 3 (7-5)  Kiribati

Semi finals[edit]

6 September 1979
 Guam 7 - 2  Tuvalu

6 September 1979
 New Hebrides 7 - 1  Tonga

Fifth Place Match[edit]

7 September 1979
 New Hebrides 5 : 1  Guam