2001 Oceania Club Championship

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2001 Oceania Club Championship
Tournament details
Dates 9 January 2001 – 22 January 2001
Teams 11 (from 11 associations)
Final positions
Champions Australia Wollongong Wolves (1st title)
Runners-up Vanuatu Tafea
Tournament statistics
Matches played 29
Goals scored 160 (5.52 per match)
1999
2005

The 2001 Oceania Club Championships was held in January 2001. The tournament was designed to decide the Oceania Football Confederation's entrant into the 2001 FIFA Club World Championship; however that Club World Championship tournament was cancelled by FIFA. The competition was held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, with all matches held at the Lloyd Robson Stadium. The tournament was won by Australian club Wollongong Wolves.

Participants[edit]

A total of 11 teams from 11 OFC member associations entered the competition.

Association Team Qualifying method
Teams entering the group stage
American Samoa American Samoa PanSa 2000 ASFA Soccer League champion
Australia Australia Wollongong Wolves 1999–2000 Australian National Soccer League champion
Cook Islands Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga 1999–2000 Cook Islands Cup winners
Fiji Fiji Foodtown Warriors Labasa 2000 Fiji National Football League champion
New Zealand New Zealand Napier City Rovers 2000 New Zealand National Soccer League champion
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Unitech 2000 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League champion
Samoa Samoa Titavi 2000 Samoa National League champion
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Laugu United 2000 Honiara FA League champion
French Polynesia Tahiti Vénus 1999–2000 Tahiti Ligue 1 champion
Tonga Tonga Lotoha'apai 2000 Tonga Club Championship champion
Vanuatu Vanuatu Tafea 2000 Vanuatu Port Vila Football League champion

Group stage[edit]

The eleven participants were placed in two groups, where each team played the other teams once. The group winners and second placed teams progressed to the semi-finals.

Group A[edit]

Results[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Australia Wollongong Wolves 5 5 0 0 38 0 +38 15
New Zealand Napier City Rovers 5 3 1 1 16 2 +14 10
Solomon Islands Laugu United 5 3 1 1 19 14 +5 10
Papua New Guinea Unitech 5 2 0 3 10 19 −9 6
Fiji Foodtown Warriors Labasa 5 1 0 4 7 17 −10 3
Tonga Lotoha'apai 5 0 0 5 4 42 −38 0

Match schedule[edit]

Date Match Result
Jan 9 Lotoha'apai – Wollongong Wolves 0–16
Jan 9 Foodtown Warriors Labasa – Laugu United 1–3
Jan 9 Unitech – Napier City Rovers 0–2
Jan 11 Napier City Rovers – Laugu United 1–1
Jan 11 Unitech – Lotoha'pai 5–2
Jan 11 Wollongong Wolves – Foodtown Warriors Labasa 5–0
Jan 13 Foodtown Warriors Labasa – Unitech 1–3
Jan 13 Lotoha'apai – Napier City Rovers 0–9
Jan 13 Laugu United – Wollongong Wolves 0–10
Jan 15 Foodtown Warriors Labasa – Napier City Rovers 0–4
Jan 15 Wollongong Wolves – Unitech 6–0
Jan 15 Laugu United – Lotoha'apai 7–0
Jan 17 Unitech – Laugu United 2–8
Jan 17 Lotoha'apai – Foodtown Warriors 2–5
Jan 17 Napier City Rovers – Wollongong Wolves 0–1

Group B[edit]

Results[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Vanuatu Tafea FC 4 4 0 0 22 1 +21 12
French Polynesia AS Vénus 4 3 0 1 18 7 +11 9
Samoa Titavi 4 2 0 2 5 11 −6 6
Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga 4 1 0 3 3 21 −18 3
American Samoa PanSa East FC 4 0 0 4 0 8 −8 0

Match schedule[edit]

Date Match Result
Jan 10 Vénus – PanSa Awarded 2–0 (orig 1–1)
Jan 10 Tafea – Titavi 5–1
Jan 12 Titavi – Vénus 0–6
Jan 12 PanSa – Tupapa Awarded 0–2 (orig 4–0)
Jan 14 Tafea – PanSa Awarded 2–0
Jan 14 Vénus – Tupapa 10–1
Jan 16 Tupapa – Tafea 0–9
Jan 16 PanSa – Titavi Awarded 0–2
Jan 18 Titavi – Tupapa 2–0
Jan 18 Tafea – Vénus 6–0

Note: The OFC disciplinary committee ruled that 7 of PanSa's 18 players were not registered according to international transfer rules, some of which had been fielded in their first two matches. The first two matches were thus awarded 2–0 to the opposition, whilst PanSa were unable to field a team in the 3rd match (which was not played, and subsequently awarded 2–0 to Tafea). PanSa then withdrew from the competition, causing their fourth match to be awarded 2–0 to Titavi.

Knockout Stage[edit]

Semi Finals[edit]

The top two teams from each group progressed to the semifinals.

January 22, 2001
13.00
Wollongong Wolves Australia 4–2 French Polynesia Vénus
Saso Petrovski Goal 28'
Jay Lucas Goal 43', Goal 63'
Scott Chipperfield Goal 45' pen
Report Djamali Goal 78'
Izal Goal 85'

January 20, 2001
15.30
Tafea Vanuatu 4–2 New Zealand Napier City Rovers
Richard Iwai Goal 36', Goal 89'
Etienne Mermer Goal 60'
Haitong Goal 88'
Report Chris McIvor Goal 45'
Rupert Ryan Goal 90'
Lloyd Robson Stadium, Port Moresby, PNG
Attendance: ?
Referee: S M Salle Malaysia

Third Place Playoff[edit]

January 22, 2001
13.00
Vénus French Polynesia 2–3 New Zealand Napier City Rovers
Soren Jacobsen Goal 44'
Jacques Ilengo Goal 74'
Report Rupert Ryan Goal 11'
Martin Akers Goal 23'
David Gearey Goal 86'
Lloyd Robson Stadium, Port Moresby, PNG
Attendance: ?
Referee: ?

Final[edit]

January 22, 2001
15.30
Wollongong Wolves Australia 1–0 Vanuatu Tafea
Scott Chipperfield Goal 62' Report
Lloyd Robson Stadium, Port Moresby, PNG
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: ?

Champion[edit]

FIFA Oceania Club Championship 2001 Winners
Australia
Wollongong Wolves
First title

Wollongong Wolves are the 2001 Oceania Club Champions and qualified for the 2001 FIFA Club World Championship. However, the Club World Championships were cancelled that year.

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