1980 OFC Nations Cup

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1980 OFC Nations Cup
1980 Coupe d'Océanie des nations
1980 OFC Aibu te Fenua
Tournament details
Host countryNew Caledonia
Dates24 February – 1 March
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Australia (1st title)
Runners-up Tahiti
Third place New Caledonia
Fourth place Fiji
Tournament statistics
Matches played14
Goals scored94 (6.71 per match)
Top scorer(s)Australia Ian Hunter
Australia Eddie Krncevic
(5 goals each)
1973
1996

The 1980 OFC Nations Cup was held in Nouméa, New Caledonia. The eight participating teams were Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Tahiti. Australia defeated Tahiti 4-2 in the final to secure a championship title which would last for 16 years. The hosts, New Caledonia, defeated Fiji to finish third.

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Tahiti 3 3 0 0 21 5 +16 6
2  Fiji 3 2 0 1 10 7 +3 4
3  New Zealand 3 1 0 2 7 8 −1 2
4  Solomon Islands 3 0 0 3 3 21 −18 0
Fiji 3–1 Solomon Islands

Fiji 4–0 New Zealand
D. Chand Goal 10'39'
M. Vuilabasa Goal 31'63'
Tahiti 12–1 Solomon Islands

Tahiti 6–3 Fiji
New Zealand 6–1 Solomon Islands
Michael Groom Goal 6'
Mark Armstrong Goal 16'65'69'
Bill de Graaf Goal 24'39'
E. Karitea Goal 66'

Group B[edit]

Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Australia 3 3 0 0 20 2 +18 6
2  New Caledonia 3 2 0 1 12 11 +1 4
3  Papua New Guinea 3 1 0 2 6 22 −16 2
4  New Hebrides 3 0 0 3 6 9 −3 0
Papua New Guinea 4–3 New Hebrides
Australia 8–0 New Caledonia
Danny Moulis Goal ?'
Ian Hunter Goal ?'?'
Paul Kay Goal ?'?'
Eddie Krncevic Goal ?'?'?'

Australia 11–2 Papua New Guinea
Danny Moulis Goal ?'
Arno Bertogna Goal ?'
Vic Bozanic Goal ?'
Ian Hunter Goal ?'?'?'
Eddie Krncevic Goal ?'
Peter Sharne Goal ?'?'?'?'
Mouagi Goal ?'
Torea Goal ?'
New Caledonia 4–3 New Hebrides

Australia 1–0 New Hebrides
Eddie Krncevic Goal ?'
New Caledonia 8–0 Papua New Guinea

Knockout stage[edit]

Third place[edit]

New Caledonia 2–1 Fiji
Jean Xowi Goal 36'
Jacob Xowi Goal 62'
Mohamed Salim Goal 3'

Final[edit]


 1980 OFC Nations Cup 

Australia
1st title

Champions Squad[edit]

Coach: West Germany Rudi Gutendorf

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
2DF Alan Davidson (1960-06-01)1 June 1960 (aged 19) 1 Australia South Melbourne
3MF Arno Bertogna (1959-04-09)9 April 1959 (aged 20) 2 Australia Newcastle Australs
2DF Danny Moulis (1960-07-25)25 July 1960 (aged 19) 0 Australia Sydney Olympic
4FW Eddie Krnčević (1960-08-14)14 August 1960 (aged 19) 29 Australia Marconi
3MF George Christopoulos (1960-12-11)11 December 1960 (aged 19) 1 Australia South Melbourne
1GK Greg Woodhouse (1960-01-02)2 January 1960 (aged 20) 8 Australia APIA-Leichhardt
4FW Ian Hunter (1961-08-10)10 August 1961 (aged 18) 0 Australia Blacktown City
4FW Mark Brusasco (1960-08-24)24 August 1960 (aged 19) 0 Australia Brisbane City
3MF Paul Kay (1962-05-18)18 May 1962 (aged 17) 0 Australia St. George
3MF Peter Raskopoulos (1962-02-22)22 February 1962 (aged 18) 0 Australia Sydney Olympic
3MF Peter Sharne (1956-03-22)22 March 1956 (aged 23) 16 Australia Marconi
3MF Steve Blair (1961-12-28)28 December 1961 (aged 18) 0
2DF Steve Hogg (1960-02-14)14 February 1960 (aged 20) 1 Australia Brisbane Lions
3MF Theo Selemidis (1959-10-27)27 October 1959 (aged 20) 0 Australia Heidelberg United
2DF Vic Bozanic (1957-10-30)30 October 1957 (aged 22) 0 Australia West Adelaide
1GK Yakka Banovic (1956-11-12)12 November 1956 (aged 23) 0 England Derby County

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