1998 Melanesia Cup

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1998 Melanesia Cup
Tournament details
Host country Vanuatu
Dates 5 September - 12 September
Teams 5 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions  Fiji (4th title)
Runners-up  Vanuatu
Third place  Solomon Islands
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Goals scored 31 (3.1 per match)

The Melanesia Cup 1998 was the sixth Melanesia-wide football tournament ever held. It took place in Santo, Vanuatu and five teams participated: Fiji, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu and served for the second time as Oceania Nations Cup qualifyer.

The teams played each other according to a round-robin format with Fiji winning the tournament for the third time and qualifying to the Oceania Nations Cup 1998 along with Vanuatu.

Results[edit]

  Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Fiji 4 3 1 0 8 2 10
 Vanuatu 4 2 1 1 8 6 7
 Solomon Islands 4 2 1 1 8 7 7
 Papua New Guinea 4 1 1 2 3 6 4
 New Caledonia 4 0 0 4 4 10 0

September 5, 1998
Fiji  3-0  New Caledonia


September 7, 1998
Fiji  2-1  Vanuatu


September 8, 1998
Vanuatu  1-1  Papua New Guinea


September 10, 1998
Vanuatu  3-1  Solomon Islands

September 10, 1998
Fiji  2-0  Papua New Guinea

September 12, 1998
New Caledonia  2-3  Vanuatu

September 12, 1998
Fiji  1-1  Solomon Islands

Fiji and Vanuatu qualified for Oceania Nations Cup 1998