2012 Christmas Cup

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2012 Christmas Cup
Country  Tuvalu
Dates 3 November – 1 December
Teams 6
Champions Manu Laeva A
Runners-up Tofaga A
Matches played 8
Goals scored 31 (3.88 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Okilani Tinilau, Falefou Tapugao Jr (3 goals)

The 2012 Christmas Cup is the 3rd edition of national football knockout tournament. The tournament beginning on 3 November 2012 and finishes on 1 December 2012. Six clubs are participated. Rangers are a new combination team from the other teams Ha'apai United, FC Niutao and Nui. Defending champions were Lakena United. Tuvalu has a rough and unsuitable sport field to host any international tournament.

The winner Manu Laeva A, who 1–0 won against Tofaga A.

Clubs[edit]

Club Island
Lakena United A Nanumea
Manu Laeva A Nukulaelae
Nauti A Funafuti
Tamanuku A Nukufetau
Tofaga A Vaitupu
Rangers A Nanumanga, Niutao, Nui

Group stage[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Tofaga 2 2 0 0 6 3 +2 6
Manu Laeva 2 1 0 1 7 6 +1 3
Rangers 2 0 0 2 3 7 −4 0



Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Tamanuku 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6
Lakena United 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 3
Nauti 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2 0



Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
24 November – Funafuti
 Tamanuku    
  Manu Laeva    
 
1 December – Funafuti
     Tofaga  0
   Manu Laeva  1
Third place
24 November – Funafuti  
 Tofaga  4      
 Lakena United  1        

Semi-finals[edit]



1^ Manu Laeva win by default.

Final[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

# Player Club Goals
1 Tuvalu Okilani Tinilau Manu Laeva A 3
2 Tuvalu Falefou Tapugao Jr Tofaga A 3
3 Tuvalu Siopepa Tailolo Lakena United A 2
4 Tuvalu Kaumaile David Lakena United A 2
5 Tuvalu Uota Ale Tofaga A 2
6 Vanuatu Eric Kiki Tofaga A 2
7 Tuvalu Easter Tekafa Rangers 2
8 Tuvalu Felo Feoto Tamanuku A 2
9 Tuvalu Jelly Selau Manu Laeva A 2
10 Tuvalu Moeava Mausalii Manu Laeva A 1

Annual awards[edit]

The best player for the tournament[edit]

The best player for the tournament was Okilani Tinilau of Manu Laeva A.

External links[edit]