Football at the 2011 Belau Games
|Dates||17 July - 18 July 2011|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Ngeremlengui (1st title)|
|Goals scored||63 (6.3 per match)|
The 2011 edition of the Belau Games was the first in which football was played. The tournament ran from 17 to 18 July 2011 and featured four teams from Palau. The teams that entered were not actual football clubs from Palau, but were instead teams representing four of the sixteen states of Palau.
The tournament featured a group stage which would determine which teams played each other in the semi-finals.
Teams representing the following four states entered the tournament:
The group stage matches were played from 17-18 July. The matches would determine whether each team would be in semi-final 1 or 2.
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Ngeremlengui (Q SF1)||3||2||0||1||12||4||+8||6|
|2||Ngardmau (Q SF2)||3||2||0||1||9||8||+1||6|
|3||Airai (Q SF2)||3||1||1||1||7||10||−3||4|
|4||Koror (Q SF1)||3||0||1||2||7||13||−6||1|
Source: Results of 8th Belau Games from Palau FA website
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
- note 1: The third place play-off is the Bronze Medal match.
- note 2: The final is the Gold Medal match.
All four teams qualified from the group stage, which was played simply to decide which teams would be in which semi-final. The semis both took place on 18 July.
Bronze Medal match
The Bronze Medal match (third place play-off) was played between the two losing semi-finalists on 18 July.
Gold Medal match
The Gold Medal match (the final) was played between the two semi final winners on 18 July. This would decide which team would win Gold, and which would win Silver.