2002 OFC Nations Cup

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2002 OFC Nations Cup
2002 OFC Kapu o Kīngitanga
Tournament details
Host country New Zealand
Dates 5 July - 14 July
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  New Zealand (3rd title)
Runners-up  Australia
Third place  Tahiti
Fourth place  Vanuatu
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 64 (4 per match)
Top scorer(s) Australia Joel Porter (6)
2000
2004

The 2002 OFC Nations Cup took place in New Zealand, between July 5 and 14.

The competition was divided into two group stages, with a knockout tournament at the end. Before the tournament, 11 of the nations were seeded according to their 2001 FIFA ranking, while New Caledonia was placed last by default, as it was not a FIFA member.

The six lowest-ranked teams took part in the first stage of qualifying, in which the two highest placed teams at the end of the round-robin stage gained qualification to the second group stage, made up of the six highest-ranked teams. The remaining eight teams were then split into two groups of four, with the top two nations from each group progressing to the knockout stage.

Australia sent a severely weakened team (Scott Chipperfield was the only European-based player) and as a result failed to defend the title they won in 2000. They were beaten by New Zealand in the final, with Ryan Nelsen scoring the winning goal.

Qualification[edit]

See 2002 OFC Nations Cup qualification.

Final tournament[edit]

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Results[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Australia 9 3 3 0 0 21 0 +21
 Vanuatu 6 3 2 0 1 2 2 0
 Fiji 3 3 1 0 2 2 10 -8
 New Caledonia 0 3 0 0 3 1 14 -13

Match Schedule[edit]

6 July 2002
Fiji  2–1  New Caledonia
Toma Goal 23'
Bukaudi Goal 49'
(Report) Sinedo Goal 79'
Ericsson Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Rugg (New Zealand)

6 July 2002
Australia  2–0  Vanuatu
Mori Goal 69'
Despotovski Goal 85'
(Report)
Ericsson Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Ariiotima (Tahiti)

8 July 2002
Vanuatu  1–0  Fiji
Marango Goal 6' (Report)

8 July 2002
Australia  11–0  New Caledonia
Despotovski Goal 2'56' (pen.)76'77'
Horvat Goal 15'
Chipperfield Goal 22'35'
Mori Goal 34'
Costanzo Goal 83'
Porter Goal 86'
Trimboli Goal 90+'
(Report)
Ericsson Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 200
Referee: Rugg (New Zealand)

10 July 2002
Vanuatu  1–0  New Caledonia
Iwai Goal 76' (Report)
Ericsson Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 500
Referee: Ariiotima (Tahiti)

10 July 2002
Australia  8–0  Fiji
Milicic Goal 4'
Porter Goal 7'12'45'52'
Juric Goal 36'
Trimboli Goal 46'
De Amicis Goal 89'
(Report)
Ericsson Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Rugg (New Zealand)

 Australia and  Vanuatu progressed to the knockout tournament.

Group B[edit]

Results[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 New Zealand 9 3 3 0 0 19 2 +17
 Tahiti 6 3 2 0 1 6 7 -1
 Solomon Islands 1 3 0 1 2 3 9 -6
 Papua New Guinea 1 3 0 1 2 2 12 -10

Match Schedule[edit]


5 July 2002
New Zealand  4–0  Tahiti
Nelsen Goal 30'
Vicelich Goal 49'
Urlovic Goal 80'
Campbell Goal 88'
(Report)
North Harbour Stadium, Albany
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Attison (Vanuatu)

7 July 2002
Tahiti  3–2  Solomon Islands
Booene Goal 42'
Tagawa Goal 57'
Fatupua-Lecaill Goal 90+'
(Report) Daudau Goal 8'
Menapi Goal 25'
North Harbour Stadium, Albany
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Breeze (Australia)

7 July 2002
New Zealand  9–1  Papua New Guinea
Killen Goal 9'10'28'51'
Campbell Goal 27'85'
Nelsen Goal 54'
Burton Goal 87'
De Gregorio Goal 90+'
(Report) Aisa Goal 35' (pen.)
North Harbour Stadium, Albany
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Rakaroi (Fiji)

9 July 2002
Tahiti  3–1  Papua New Guinea
Garcia Goal 29'
Tagawa Goal 49'64'
(Report) Davani Goal 43'
North Harbour Stadium, Albany
Attendance: 800
Referee: Rakaroi (Fiji)

9 July 2002
New Zealand  6–1  Solomon Islands
Vicelich Goal 28'45'
Urlovic Goal 42'
Campbell Goal 50'75'
Burton Goal 88'
(Report) Fa'arodo Goal 73'
North Harbour Stadium, Albany
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Attison (Vanuatu)

 New Zealand and  Tahiti progressed to the knockout tournament.

Knockout Rounds[edit]

Semi-finals Final
12 July - Auckland
  Australia  2  
  Tahiti  1  
 
14 July - Auckland
      Australia  0
    New Zealand  1
Third place
12 July - Auckland 14 July - Auckland
  New Zealand  3   Tahiti  1
  Vanuatu  0     Vanuatu  0

Semi-Finals[edit]

12 July 2002
Australia  2–1
(AET)
 Tahiti
Porter Goal 88'
Mori Goal 96'
(Report) Zaveroni Goal 38'
Ericsson Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 400
Referee: Rugg (New Zealand)

12 July 2002
New Zealand  3–0  Vanuatu
Burton Goal 13'65'
Killen Goal 23'
(Report)
Ericsson Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Breeze (Australia)

Third Place[edit]

14 July 2002
Tahiti  1–0  Vanuatu
Auraa Goal 65' (Report)
Ericsson Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Rakaroi (Fiji)

Final[edit]

14 July 2002
New Zealand  1–0  Australia
Nelsen Goal 78' (Report)
Ericsson Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Ariiotima (Tahiti)

 New Zealand became the 2002 Oceania Nations Cup Champions.

Awards[edit]

 2002 OFC Nations Cup Winners 

New Zealand
Third title

External links[edit]

  • RSSF. Accessed 21 February 2010.