2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – OFC First Round

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This page provides the summaries of the Oceania Football Confederation First Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.

Format[edit]

In this round the four lowest ranked entrants played a single round-robin tournament from 22 to 26 November 2011, held in Apia, Samoa.[1]

The winner advanced to the 2012 OFC Nations Cup, scheduled for the Solomon Islands from 1–12 June 2012, to join the other seven teams which received a bye into the second round. The Nations Cup served as the second round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The qualification event was to be the football competition at the 2011 Pacific Games in Nouméa, New Caledonia. However, in June 2011, the format was amended, and the Pacific Games are no longer be part of the qualification process.

Participating teams[edit]

The July 2011 FIFA World ranking, as well as other "sporting considerations", was used to determine the teams that participated in the first round.[2]

Venues[edit]

All matches were held at the National Soccer Stadium Of Samoa in Apia

 Samoa
Apia
National Soccer Stadium (Samoa)
13°50′12″S 171°45′7″W / 13.83667°S 171.75194°W / -13.83667; -171.75194
Capacity: 3,500

Matches[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Samoa 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7
 Tonga 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 American Samoa 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Cook Islands 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1
  American Samoa Cook Islands Samoa Tonga
American Samoa  1–1 0–1 2–1
Cook Islands  2–3 1–2
Samoa  1–1
Tonga 
  Winner qualified for the 2012 OFC Nations Cup

22 November 2011
15:00 UTC−10
American Samoa  2–1  Tonga
Ott Goal 43'
Luani Goal 74'
Report Feao Goal 88'
National Soccer Stadium, Apia
Attendance: 150
Referee: Andrew Achari (Fiji)

22 November 2011
17:30 UTC−10
Cook Islands  2–3  Samoa
Best Goal 35'84' Report Gosche Goal 19'36'
Bell Goal 90+1'

24 November 2011
15:00 UTC−10
American Samoa  1–1  Cook Islands
Luani Goal 24' Report Luvu Goal 62' (o.g.)
National Soccer Stadium, Apia
Attendance: 300
Referee: Bruce George (Vanuatu)

24 November 2011
17:30 UTC−10
Samoa  1–1  Tonga
Easthope Goal 43' (pen.) Report Taufahema Goal 81'

26 November 2011
15:00 UTC−10[note 1]
Tonga  2–1  Cook Islands
Maamaaloa Goal 26'
Falatau Goal 90'
Report Harmon Goal 35'

26 November 2011
17:30 UTC−10[note 1]
Samoa  1–0  American Samoa
Malo Goal 89' Report

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 16 goals scored in 6 games, for an average of 2.67 goals per game.

2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal
  • American Samoa Tala Luvu (playing against the Cook Islands)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Order of matches of final day amended from original schedule.[3]

References[edit]

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