Melanesia Cup

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The Melanesia Cup was an association football championship played between the Melanesian countries, it was used (along with the Polynesia Cup) for qualification to the Oceania Nations Cup. The last edition of the cup was in 2000. The tournament used a round-robin format involving every team playing each other once at the tournaments location.

In 2008, the Wantok Cup was established as a competition between Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. It was described by the Oceania Football Confederation as "a tournament reminiscent of the now defunct Melanesian Cup".[1]

Participants[edit]

Total wins[edit]

5  Fiji 1988, 1989, 1992, 1998, 2000
1  Vanuatu 1990
1  Solomon Islands 1994

Results[edit]

[2]

Year Host Winner Runner-up 3rd Place 4th Place
1988
Details
Solomon Islands
Fiji

Solomon Islands

Vanuatu

New Caledonia
1989
Details
Fiji
Fiji

New Caledonia

Solomon Islands

Papua New Guinea
1990
Details
Vanuatu
Vanuatu

New Caledonia

Fiji

Solomon Islands
1992
Details
Vanuatu
Fiji

New Caledonia

Solomon Islands

Vanuatu
1994
Details
Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands

Fiji

Papua New Guinea

New Caledonia
1998
Details
Vanuatu
Fiji

Vanuatu

Solomon Islands

Papua New Guinea
2000
Details
Fiji
Fiji

Solomon Islands

Vanuatu

New Caledonia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wantok Cup Honiara 2008 - Solomon Islands name 64-man squad" Archived 2008-09-05 at the Wayback Machine., Oceania Football Confederation, June 19, 2008
  2. ^ "Melanesian Cup". RSSSF. Retrieved 29 December 2014.