2018 OFC Champions League group stage

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The 2018 OFC Champions League group stage was played from 10 February to 3 March 2018.[1] A total of 16 teams competed in the group stage to decide the eight places in the knockout stage of the 2018 OFC Champions League.

Draw[edit]

The draw of the group stage was held on 15 September 2017 at the OFC Headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand.[2] For the group stage, the 16 teams (14 teams entering the group stage and two teams advancing from the qualifying stage) were drawn into four groups of four, with each group containing two teams from Pot B (which were drawn into positions 1–2 to determine the fixtures) and two teams from Pot C (which were drawn into positions 3–4 to determine the fixtures). Teams from the same association, as well as the two teams advancing from the qualifying stage, could not be drawn into the same group. The teams were seeded based on the following:[3]

  • Pot B contained the champions of the seven developed associations, and the runners-up of New Zealand, by virtue of having the best second team in the 2017 OFC Champions League.
  • Pot C contained the runners-up of the six developed associations apart from New Zealand, and the two teams advancing from the qualifying stage, whose identity was not known at the time of the draw.
Pot B Pot C

The following were the winners and runners-up of the qualifying stage which join the 14 direct entrants in the group stage.

Qualifying stage winners Qualifying stage runners-up
Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga Samoa Lupe o le Soaga

Format[edit]

In the group stage, the four teams in each group played each other on a round-robin basis at a centralised venue.. The winners and runners-up of each group advanced to the quarter-finals of the knockout stage.

Tiebreakers[edit]

The teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers were applied in the following order (Regulations Article 34):[citation needed]

  1. Goal difference in all group matches;
  2. Goals scored in all group matches;
  3. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  4. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  5. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  6. Disciplinary points;
  7. Coin toss or drawing of lots.

Schedule[edit]

The hosts of each group were announced by OFC on 31 October 2017.[4]

  • Group A matches were played between 10–16 February 2018 in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
  • Group B matches were played between 11–17 February 2018 in Pirae, Tahiti.
  • Group C matches were played between 25 February – 3 March 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Group D matches were played between 24 February – 2 March 2018 in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

The schedule was as follows.[1][5][6]

Matchday Dates Matches
Group A Group B Group C Group D
Matchday 1 10 February 2018 11 February 2018 25 February 2018 24 February 2018 Team 4 vs. Team 1, Team 2 vs. Team 3
Matchday 2 13 February 2018 14 February 2018 28 February 2018 27 February 2018 Team 1 vs. Team 3, Team 4 vs. Team 2
Matchday 3 16 February 2018 17 February 2018 3 March 2018 2 March 2018 Team 1 vs. Team 2, Team 3 vs. Team 4

Groups[edit]

Group A[edit]

All times were local, VUT (UTC+11).[6]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification NAL TOT BAF TUP
1 Vanuatu Nalkutan (H) 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 9 Quarter-finals 1–0
2 Papua New Guinea Toti City 3 2 0 1 9 6 +3 6 1–4 1–0
3 Fiji Ba 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 3 4–1
4 Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga 3 0 0 3 3 15 −12 0 0–4 2–7
Source: OFC
(H) Host.
Tupapa Maraerenga Cook Islands2–7Papua New Guinea Toti City
Report
Nalkutan Vanuatu1–0Fiji Ba
Report

Toti City Papua New Guinea1–0Fiji Ba
Report
Tupapa Maraerenga Cook Islands0–4Vanuatu Nalkutan
Report

Ba Fiji4–1Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga
Report
Toti City Papua New Guinea1–4Vanuatu Nalkutan
Report

Group B[edit]

All times were local, TAHT (UTC−10).[6]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification DRA SOL ERA LOS
1 French Polynesia Dragon (H) 3 2 0 1 9 5 +4 6 Quarter-finals 4–0
2 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6 2–1 6–1
3 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star 3 1 1 1 7 6 +1 4 3–4 2–0
4 New Caledonia Lössi 3 0 1 2 3 12 −9 1 2–2
Source: OFC
(H) Host.
Erakor Golden Star Vanuatu2–0Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
Report
Dragon French Polynesia4–0New Caledonia Lössi
Report
Attendance: 1,234

Solomon Warriors Solomon Islands6–1New Caledonia Lössi
Report
Attendance: 602
Referee: Sione Lelenga (Tonga)
Erakor Golden Star Vanuatu3–4French Polynesia Dragon
Report
Attendance: 602

Lössi New Caledonia2–2Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
Report
Attendance: 1,507
Solomon Warriors Solomon Islands2–1French Polynesia Dragon
Report

Group C[edit]

All times were local, NZDT (UTC+13).[6]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification AUC LAU VEN MAD
1 New Zealand Auckland City (H) 3 3 0 0 13 0 +13 9 Quarter-finals 1–0 5–0
2 Fiji Lautoka 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6 3–1
3 French Polynesia Vénus 3 1 0 2 3 10 −7 3 0–7 1–2
4 Papua New Guinea Madang 3 0 0 3 2 10 −8 0 1–2
Source: OFC
(H) Host.
Lautoka Fiji3–1Papua New Guinea Madang
Report
Vénus French Polynesia0–7New Zealand Auckland City
Report

Vénus French Polynesia1–2Fiji Lautoka
Report
Attendance: 250
Auckland City New Zealand5–0Papua New Guinea Madang
Report

Madang Papua New Guinea1–2French Polynesia Vénus
Report
Auckland City New Zealand1–0Fiji Lautoka
Report

Group D[edit]

All times were local, SBT (UTC+11).[6]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification WEL MAR MAG LUP
1 New Zealand Team Wellington 3 2 1 0 13 3 +10 7 Quarter-finals 5–1 7–1
2 Solomon Islands Marist (H) 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 5 1–1 1–1
3 New Caledonia Magenta 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 4 2–0
4 Samoa Lupe o le Soaga 3 0 0 3 2 12 −10 0 1–3
Source: OFC
(H) Host.
Magenta New Caledonia2–0Samoa Lupe o le Soaga
Report
Marist Solomon Islands1–1New Zealand Team Wellington
Report
Attendance: 12,000

Team Wellington New Zealand7–1Samoa Lupe o le Soaga
Report
Attendance: 3,000
Marist Solomon Islands1–1New Caledonia Magenta
Report

Team Wellington New Zealand5–1New Caledonia Magenta
Report
Attendance: 2,600
Lupe o le Soaga Samoa1–3Solomon Islands Marist
Report

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The identity of the teams from Solomon Islands was not known at the time of the draw.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Match Schedule 2018" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation.
  2. ^ "Groups confirmed for Champions League". Oceania Football Confederation. 15 September 2017.
  3. ^ "2018 OFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW". YouTube. 15 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Hosts announced for OFC Champions League 2018". Oceania Football Confederation. 31 October 2017.
  5. ^ "OFC Champions League schedule revealed". Oceania Football Confederation. 11 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e "OFC Champions League 2018 Match Schedule" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation.

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