1980 OFC U-20 Championship

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1980 OFC U-20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Fiji
Dates 7 December - 13 December
Teams 6
Final positions
Champions  New Zealand (1st title)
Runners-up  Australia
Third place  Fiji
Fourth place  New Caledonia
1978
1982

The OFC U-20 Championship 1980 was held in Fiji. It also served as qualification for the intercontinental play-off for the 1981 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Teams[edit]

The following teams entered the tournament:

Group Stage[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 New Zealand 2 1 1 0 7 2 +5 3
 Fiji 2 1 1 0 6 4 +2 3
 Papua New Guinea 2 0 0 2 2 9 –7 0


7 December Fiji  2–2  New Zealand
9 December New Zealand  5–0  Papua New Guinea
11 December Fiji  4–2  Papua New Guinea

Group 2[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Australia 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 4
 New Caledonia 2 1 0 1 3 7 –4 2
 Tahiti 2 0 0 2 1 3 –2 0


6 December Australia  1–0  Tahiti
9 December Tahiti  1–2  New Caledonia
11 December New Caledonia  1–6  Australia

Third Place Match[edit]

13 December 1980 (1980-12-13)
Fiji  4 – 3  New Caledonia

Final[edit]

13 December 1980 (1980-12-13)
New Zealand  2 – 0  Australia


 1980 OFC U-20 Championship 

New Zealand
First title

Qualification to World Youth Championship[edit]

Tournament winners New Zealand failed to qualify for the 1981 FIFA World Youth Championship. They did not win in an intercontinental play-off group with Argentina and Israel. Matches were played in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 4 4 0 0 7 0 +7 8
 New Zealand 4 1 1 2 2 5 –3 3
 Israel 4 0 1 3 1 5 –4 1


18 March New Zealand  0–0  Israel
20 March Argentina  1–0  Israel
22 March Argentina  1–0  New Zealand
25 March Israel  1–2  New Zealand
27 March Argentina  3–0  New Zealand
29 March Argentina  2–0  Israel

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