1996 OFC Nations Cup

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1996 OFC Nations Cup
Tournament details
Dates10 November 1995 – 1 November 1996
Teams4 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Australia (2nd title)
Runners-up Tahiti
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored18 (3 per match)
Top scorer(s)Australia Kris Trajanovski (7 goals)
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The 1996 OFC Nations Cup was not held as a cohesive tournament, but consisted of semi-finals and a final played on a two-legged basis, stretched out between November 1995 and November 1996.

The four participating teams were Australia and New Zealand who qualified as of right, Solomon Islands who qualified as Melanesia Cup holders, and Tahiti who qualified as Polynesia Cup holders.

The semifinals between Australia and New Zealand was also valid for the 1995 Trans-Tasman Cup.

Qualification[edit]

Melanesia Cup 1994[edit]

Team P W D L GF GA Pts
1  Solomon Islands 4 4 0 0 10 1 12
2  Fiji 4 3 0 1 8 4 9
3  Papua New Guinea 4 1 1 2 2 4 4
4  New Caledonia 4 1 0 3 5 9 3
5  Vanuatu 4 0 1 3 5 12 1

Solomon Islands qualified.

Polynesia Cup 1994[edit]

Team P W D L GF GA Pts
1  Tahiti 3 3 0 0 10 1 9
2  Tonga 3 1 1 1 4 4 4
3  Samoa 3 1 1 1 5 10 4
4  American Samoa 3 0 0 3 3 7 0

Tahiti qualified.

Final tournament[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

New Zealand 0–0 Australia
Australia 3–0 New Zealand
Damian Mori Goal 33'
Paul Wade Goal 45' (pen.)
Joe Spiteri Goal 51'

Australia won 3–0 on aggregate.


Solomon Islands 0–1 Tahiti
Jean-Loup Rousseau Goal 72'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Intaz Shah (Fiji)
Tahiti 2–1 Solomon Islands
Jean-Loup Rousseau Goal 46'
Macha Gatien Goal 88'
Robert Seni Goal 81'
Attendance: 15,000

Tahiti won 3–1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

Tahiti 0–6 Australia
Ernie Tapai Goal 5'
Paul Trimboli Goal 20'
Kris Trajanovski Goal 25'28'44'89'
Attendance: 5,000
Australia 5–0 Tahiti
Robbie Hooker Goal 11'
Kris Trajanovski Goal 21'36'54'
Rupena Raumati Goal 31' (o.g.)
Attendance: 9,421
Referee: Intaz Shah (Fiji)

Australia won 11–0 on aggregate.

Goalscorers[edit]

7 goals
2 goals
  • French Polynesia Jean-Loup Rousseau
1 goal
Own goal
  • French Polynesia Rupena Raumati (playing against Australia)

References[edit]

  • RSSF Accessed 21 February 2010.