1998 OFC Nations Cup

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1998 OFC Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host country Australia
Dates 25 September – 4 October
Teams 6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  New Zealand (2nd title)
Runners-up  Australia
Third place  Fiji
Fourth place  Tahiti
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Goals scored 52 (5.2 per match)
Top scorer(s) Australia Damian Mori (10 goals)
1996
2000

The 1998 OFC Nations Cup was held in Brisbane, Australia. The six participating teams were Australia and New Zealand who qualified as of right, Fiji and Vanuatu who qualified from the Melanesia Cup, and Tahiti and the Cook Islands who qualified from the Polynesia Cup. New Zealand beat an Australian team lacking most of their best internationals 1–0 in the final, while Fiji defeated Tahiti for third place.

Qualification[edit]

Melanesia Cup 1998[edit]

Team P W D L GF GA Pts
1  Fiji 4 3 1 0 8 2 10
2  Vanuatu 4 2 1 1 8 6 7
3  Solomon Islands 4 2 1 1 8 7 7
4  Papua New Guinea 4 1 1 2 3 6 4
5  New Caledonia 4 0 0 4 4 10 0

Fiji and Vanuatu qualified.

Polynesia Cup 1998[edit]

Team P W D L GF GA Pts
1  Tahiti 4 4 0 0 27 1 12
2  Cook Islands 4 2 1 1 8 11 7
3  Samoa 4 2 0 2 8 7 6
4  Tonga 4 1 1 2 5 9 4
5  American Samoa 4 0 0 4 3 23 0

Tahiti and Cook Islands qualified.

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  New Zealand 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8 6
2  Tahiti 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 3
3  Vanuatu 2 0 0 2 2 13 -11 0
New Zealand  1–0  Tahiti
Paama Goal 13' (o.g.) [1]
Attendance: 900

New Zealand  8–1  Vanuatu
Christie Goal 1'
Coveny Goal 11'25'39'40'
Ryan Goal 34'65'
Bunce Goal 65'
[2] Roronamahava Goal 45'
Attendance: 500

Tahiti  5–1  Vanuatu
Quennet Goal 9'10'74'
Zaveroni Goal 54'
Amaru Goal 75'
[3] Rarai Goal 82'
Attendance: 400

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Australia 2 2 0 0 19 1 +18 6
2  Fiji 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 3
3  Cook Islands 2 0 0 2 0 19 –19 0
Australia  3–1  Fiji
Mori Goal 2'25'44' [4] Masinisau Goal 62'
Attendance: 900

Australia  16–0  Cook Islands
Trimboli Goal 1'12'63'
Mori Goal 8'15'30'34'
Maloney Goal 17'89'
Ceccoli Goal 42'
Trajanovski Goal 48'68'76' (pen.)88'
Chipperfield Goal 66'
Halpin Goal 80'
[5]
Attendance: 600

Fiji  3–0  Cook Islands
Dickinson Goal 18' (o.g.)
Kilalwaca Goal 54'
Nasema Goal 85'
[6]
Attendance: 500

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
2 October 1998 – Brisbane
 
 
 New Zealand 1
 
4 October 1998 – Brisbane
 
 Fiji 0
 
 New Zealand 1
 
2 October 1998 – Brisbane
 
 Australia 0
 
 Australia 4
 
 
 Tahiti 1
 
Third place
 
 
4 October 1998 – Brisbane
 
 
 Fiji 4
 
 
 Tahiti 2

Semifinals[edit]

New Zealand  1–0  Fiji
Hay Goal 88' [7]
Attendance: 1,200
Australia  4–1  Tahiti
Mori Goal 1'32'81'
Veart Goal 86'
[8] Labaste Goal 55'
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Intaz Shah (Fiji)

Third place match[edit]

Fiji  4–2  Tahiti
Masi Goal 26'31'
Lal Goal 28'
Seruvatu Goal 43'
[9] Rousseau Goal 81'82'
Attendance: 2,000

Final[edit]

New Zealand  1–0  Australia
Burton Goal 24' [10]
Attendance: 12,000

Goalscorers[edit]

10 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal
  • French Polynesia Heimana Paama (playing against New Zealand)
  • Cook Islands Heath Dickinson (playing against Fiji)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°27′53″S 153°0′34″E / 27.46472°S 153.00944°E / -27.46472; 153.00944 (Suncorp Stadium)