1998 OFC U-20 Championship

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1998 OFC U-20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Samoa
Dates 15 August - 24 August
Teams 8
Final positions
Champions  Australia (9th title)
Runners-up  Fiji
Third place  New Zealand
Fourth place  Solomon Islands
1997
2001

The OFC U-20 Championship 1998 was held in Apia, Samoa. It also served as qualification for the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Teams[edit]

The following teams entered the tournament:

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Australia 3 3 0 0 18 0 +18 9
 Fiji 3 2 0 1 11 3 +8 6
 Samoa 3 1 0 2 1 12 –11 3
 Tonga 3 0 0 3 1 16 –15 0


15 August Australia  2–0  Fiji
Samoa  1–0  Tonga
18 August Australia  8–0  Tonga
Fiji  4–0  Samoa
20 August Samoa  0–8  Australia
Tonga  1–7  Fiji

Group B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Solomon Islands 3 2 1 0 24 0 +24 7
 New Zealand 3 2 1 0 16 0 +16 7
 Vanuatu 3 1 0 2 15 9 +6 3
 American Samoa 3 0 0 3 0 46 –46 0


15 August New Zealand  8–0  Vanuatu
American Samoa  0–23  Solomon Islands
17 August New Zealand  8–0  American Samoa
Vanuatu  0–1  Solomon Islands
19 August New Zealand  0–0  Solomon Islands
American Samoa  0–15  Vanuatu

Semifinals[edit]

Australia  3 – 2
(aet)
 New Zealand
Solomon Islands  1 – 2  Fiji

Third place match[edit]

New Zealand  2 – 1  Solomon Islands

Final[edit]

Australia  2 – 0  Fiji
Simon Colosimo Goal 39'78'


 1998 OFC U-20 Championship 

Australia
Ninth title

Qualification to World Youth Championship[edit]

The tournament winner qualified for the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship.

External links[edit]