2000 OFC Nations Cup

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2000 OFC Nations Cup
2000 Coupe d'Océanie des nations
2000 OFC Aibu te Fenua
Tournament details
Host countryTahiti
Dates19–28 June
Teams6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Australia (3rd title)
Runners-up New Zealand
Third place Solomon Islands
Fourth place Vanuatu
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored48 (4.8 per match)
Top scorer(s)Australia Craig Foster
Australia Clayton Zane
(5 goals each)
1998
2002

The 2000 OFC Nations Cup was held in Papeete, Tahiti. The six participating teams were Australia and New Zealand who qualified as of right, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu who qualified from the Melanesia Cup, the Cook Islands and Tahiti who qualified from the Polynesia Cup. Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 in the final. The Solomon Islands beat Vanuatu 2-1 for third place.

Fiji qualified to this edition but then withdrew due to the 2000 Fijian coup d'état and was replaced by Vanuatu.

Qualification[edit]

Melanesia Cup 2000[edit]

Team P W D L GF GA Pts
1  Fiji 4 3 1 0 13 4 10
2  Solomon Islands 4 2 1 1 10 9 7
3  Vanuatu 4 2 0 2 12 7 6
4  New Caledonia 4 2 0 2 11 11 6
5  Papua New Guinea 4 0 0 4 4 19 0

Solomon Islands and Vanuatu* qualified.

  • Fiji were replaced by Vanuatu due to civil unrest taking place in Fiji.

Polynesia Cup 2000[edit]

Team P W D L GF GA Pts
1  Tahiti 4 4 0 0 30 2 12
2  Cook Islands 4 3 0 1 8 5 9
3  Samoa 4 2 0 2 13 6 6
4  Tonga 4 1 0 3 4 15 3
5  American Samoa 4 0 0 4 2 29 0

Tahiti and Cook Islands qualified.

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Australia 2 2 0 0 23 0 +23 6
2  Solomon Islands 2 1 0 1 5 7 –2 3
3  Cook Islands 2 0 0 2 1 22 –21 0
Australia 17–0 Cook Islands
Agostino Goal 18'68'
Muscat Goal 21'45' (pen.)
Tiatto Goal 24'
Foster Goal 30'42'51'80'
Zdrilic Goal 35'65'
Lazaridis Goal 55'
Popovic Goal 60'
Corica Goal 70'
Zane Goal 82'87'89'
[1]
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Ronan Leaustic (Tahiti)

Solomon Islands 5–1 Cook Islands
Suri Goal 33'
Menapi Goal 47'
Samani Goal 63'
Omokirio Goal 74'
Kotto Goal 88'
[2] Shepherd Goal 55'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Harry Attison (Vanuatu)

Australia 6–0 Solomon Islands
Chipperfield Goal 6'
Zane Goal 13'35'
Omokirio Goal 36' (o.g.)
Muscat Goal 39' (pen.)
Cardozo Goal 43'
[3]
Attendance: 300
Referee: Joakim Sosongan (Papua New Guinea)

Group B[edit]

Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  New Zealand 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
2  Vanuatu 2 1 0 1 4 5 –1 3
3  Tahiti 2 0 0 2 2 5 –3 0
New Zealand 2–0 Tahiti
Kris Bouckenooghe Goal 27'
Chris Jackson Goal 78'
Attendance: 1,000

New Zealand 3–1 Vanuatu
Chris Killen Goal 47'84'
Jonathan Perry Goal 56'
Richard Iwai Goal 14'
Attendance: 500

Vanuatu 3–2 Tahiti
Jimmy Ben Goal 49'
Richard Iwai Goal 60'
Georgina Tura Goal 77'
Jean-Loup Rousseau Goal 2' (pen.)
Harold Amaru Goal 87'
Attendance: 300

Knockout stage[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Australia 1–0 Vanuatu
Kevin Muscat Goal 5' (pen.)
Attendance: 300
New Zealand 2–0 Solomon Islands
Simon Elliott Goal 51'55'
Attendance: 500

Third place match[edit]

Solomon Islands 2–1 Vanuatu
Commins Menapi Goal 53'
Gideon Omokirio Goal 69' (pen.)
Lexa Bibi 35'
Attendance: 300

Final[edit]

Australia 2–0 New Zealand
Shaun Murphy Goal 40'
Craig Foster Goal 66'
Attendance: 300

Goalscorers[edit]

5 goals
4 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

External links[edit]

  • RSSSF Accessed 21 February 2010.