Football at the 1966 South Pacific Games

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Football at the 1966 South Pacific Games
Tournament details
Host country New Caledonia
Dates October
Teams 6 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions  Tahiti (1st title)
Runners-up  New Caledonia
Third place  New Hebrides
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Goals scored 59 (5.9 per match)
1963
1969

The 1966 South Pacific Games was the second games where football was played and was held in New Caledonia during December 1966. In the final, Tahiti upset all predictions by defeating New Caledonia by 2-0.[1][2]

Group stage[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Tahiti 4 2 2 0 0 9 3 +6
 Papua New Guinea 2 2 1 0 1 12 5 +7
 Wallis and Futuna 0 2 0 0 2 1 14 -13

12 December 1966
Tahiti  4 - 3  Papua New Guinea

13 December 1966
Tahiti  5 - 0  Wallis and Futuna

Group 2[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 New Caledonia 4 2 2 0 0 13 0 +13
 New Hebrides 1 2 0 1 1 4 9 -5
 Solomon Islands 1 2 0 1 1 4 12 -8


Semi finals[edit]


15 December 1966
Tahiti  3 - 0  New Hebrides

Bronze medal match[edit]

Gold medal match[edit]

17 December 1966
New Caledonia  0 - 2  Tahiti


 1966 South Pacific Games Winners 

Tahiti
First title

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "South Pacific Games 1966 (Papua New Guinea)". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1966. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Pacific Games teams' title won by New Caledonia". The Canberra Times. 19 December 1966. Retrieved 16 May 2015.