Melanesia Cup

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The Melanesia Cup is a football (soccer) championship played between the Melanesian countries, it was used (along with the Polynesia Cup) for qualification to the Oceania Nations Cup. The last edition of the cup was in 2001. The tournament used a round-robin format involving every team playing each other once at the tournaments location.In 1994 Solomon Islands won the championship for the first and only time despite being stunned by Nauru 2-1 earlier in the year this was also the only international game Nauru have competed in.

In 2008, the Wantok Cup was established as a competition between Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. It was described by the Oceania Football Confederation as "a tournament reminiscent of the now defunct Melanesian Cup".[1]

Participants[edit]

Total wins[edit]

5  Fiji 1988, 1989, 1992, 1998, 2000
1  Vanuatu 1990
1  Solomon Islands 1994
1  Papua New Guinea 1996

Results[edit]

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Year Host Winner Runner-up 3rd Place 4th Place
1988
Details
Solomon Islands
Fiji

Solomon Islands

Vanuatu

New Caledonia
1989
Details
Fiji
Fiji

New Caledonia

Solomon Islands

Papua New Guinea
1990
Details
Vanuatu
Vanuatu

New Caledonia

Fiji

Solomon Islands
1992
Details
Vanuatu
Fiji

New Caledonia

Solomon Islands

Vanuatu
1994
Details
Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands

Fiji

Papua New Guinea

New Caledonia
1996
Details
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea

Solomon Islands

Vanuatu
1998
Details
Vanuatu
Fiji

Vanuatu

Solomon Islands

Papua New Guinea
2000
Details
Fiji
Fiji

Solomon Islands

Vanuatu

New Caledonia

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