OFC U-19 Championship

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OFC U-19 Championship
Founded1974
RegionOceania (OFC)
Number of teams8 (final stage)
11 (total)
Current champions New Zealand (6th title)
Most successful team(s) Australia (12 titles)
Websitehttp://www.oceaniafootball.com
2018 OFC U-19 Championship

The OFC U-19 Championship is a tournament held once every two years to decide the under-19 champions of Oceania and also decides who will represent Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) at the biennial FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Between 1974 and 2012, the competition was open to teams under 20 years of age and called the OFC U-20 Championship. Since 2014, the age limit was reduced to under 19 years of age,[1] and since 2018, the tournament name was changed to the OFC U-19 Championship.

Eligible teams[edit]

Fourteen nations are eligible to participate in the tournament, these are:

Former teams[edit]

Results[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Winners Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
1974 Tahiti
Tahiti
2–0
New Zealand

New Hebrides

New Caledonia
1978 New Zealand
Australia
Round Robin
Fiji

New Zealand
Round Robin
Papua New Guinea
1980 Fiji
New Zealand
2–0
Australia

Fiji
4–3
New Caledonia
1982 Papua New Guinea
Australia
4–3 (aet)
New Zealand

Fiji
2–1
Papua New Guinea
1985 Australia
Australia
Round Robin
Israel

New Zealand
Round Robin
Chinese Taipei
1986 New Zealand
Australia
Round Robin
Israel

New Zealand
Round Robin
Chinese Taipei
1988 Fiji
Australia
1–0
New Zealand

Chinese Taipei
2–0
Fiji
1990 Fiji
Australia
Round Robin
New Zealand

Vanuatu
Round Robin
Tahiti
1992 Tahiti
New Zealand
Round Robin
Tahiti

Fiji
Round Robin
Vanuatu
1994 Fiji
Australia
1–0
New Zealand

Solomon Islands
0–0 (4–2 on pen)
Vanuatu
1997 Tahiti
Australia
2–1
New Zealand

Fiji
1–1 (5–4 on pen)
Tahiti
1998 Samoa
Australia
2–0
Fiji

New Zealand
2–1
Solomon Islands
2001 New Caledonia & Cook Islands
Australia

New Zealand
No third place match
2002 Vanuatu & Fiji
Australia

Fiji
No third place match
2005 Solomon Islands
Australia
3–0
Solomon Islands

Vanuatu
4–1
Fiji
2007 New Zealand
New Zealand
Round Robin
Fiji

Solomon Islands
Round Robin
New Caledonia
2008 Tahiti
Tahiti
Round Robin
New Caledonia

New Zealand
Round Robin
Fiji
2011 New Zealand
New Zealand
3–1
Solomon Islands

Vanuatu
2–0
Fiji
2013 Fiji
New Zealand
Round Robin
Fiji

Vanuatu
Round Robin
New Caledonia
2014[nb 1] Fiji
Fiji
Round Robin
Vanuatu

New Caledonia
Round Robin
Solomon Islands
2016 Vanuatu
New Zealand
5–0
Vanuatu
No third place match
2018 Tahiti[2]
New Zealand
1–0
Tahiti

New Caledonia
4–1
Solomon Islands
Notes
  1. ^ The age restriction was reduced to 19 years of age to ensure those who entered were also eligible for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Performances by team[edit]

Team Champions Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place
 Australia 12 (1978, 1982, 1985*, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005) 1 (1980)
 New Zealand 7 (1980, 1992, 2007*, 2011*, 2013, 2016, 2018) 7 (1974, 1982, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1996, 2001) 5 (1978*, 1985, 1986*, 1998, 2008)
 Tahiti 2 (1974*, 2008*) 2 (1992*, 2018*) 2 (1990, 1997*)
 Fiji 1 (2014*) 5 (1978, 1998, 2002*, 2007, 2013*) 4 (1980*, 1982, 1992, 1997) 4 (1988*, 2005, 2008, 2011)
 Vanuatu 2 (2014, 2016*) 5 (1974[a], 1990, 2002*, 2007, 2013) 2 (1992, 1994)
 Solomon Islands 2 (2005*, 2011) 2 (1994, 2007) 3 (1998, 2014, 2018)
 Israel 2 (1985, 1986)
 New Caledonia 1 (2008) 2 (2014, 2018) 4 (1974, 1980, 2007, 2013)
 Chinese Taipei 1 (1988) 2 (1985, 1986)
 Papua New Guinea 2 (1978, 1982*)
* = As hosts
Notes
  1. ^ This 1974 third place was achieved by Vanuatu under its former name New Hebrides.

Participating nations[edit]

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • SF – Semi-finals
  • 5th–7th – Fifth to Seventh place
  • GS – Group stage
  • PR – Preliminary round
  • q – Qualified
  •     — Hosts
  •  ••  – Qualified but withdrew
  •  ×  – Did not enter
  •  •  – Did not qualify
  •  ×  – Withdrew / Banned / Entry not accepted by FIFA
  • XX — Country not affiliated to OFC at that time
  • XX — Country did not exist or national team was inactive
  •      – Not affiliated to FIFA
Team French Polynesia
1974
New Zealand
1978
Fiji
1980
Papua New Guinea
1982
Australia
1985
New Zealand
1986
Fiji
1988
Fiji
1990
French Polynesia
1992
Fiji
1994
French Polynesia
1997
Samoa
1998
New CaledoniaCook Islands
2001
VanuatuFiji
2002
Solomon Islands
2005
New Zealand
2007
French Polynesia
2008
New Zealand
2011
Fiji
2013
Fiji
2014
Vanuatu
2016
French Polynesia
2018
Years
 American Samoa × × × × × × × × × × × GS × × × × × GS × 6th PR PR 5
 Australia × 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st × 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st Part of AFC 13
 Chinese Taipei × × × × 4th 4th 3rd Part of AFC 3
 Cook Islands × × × × × × × × × × × × GS × × × × × × × GS PR 3
 Fiji × 2nd 3rd 3rd 5th 5th 4th 5th 3rd GS 3rd 2nd GS 2nd 4th 2nd 4th 4th 2nd 1st GS GS 21
 Israel × × × × 2nd 2nd × × Part of UEFA 2
 New Caledonia 4th × 4th × × × × × × × × × GS GS GS 4th 2nd GS 4th 3rd SF 3rd 12
 New Zealand 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd GS GS 1st 3rd 1st 1st × 1st 1st 21
 Papua New Guinea × 4th 6th 4th 6th × GS × 5th GS × × GS GS × × × GS 5th 5th GS GS 14
 Samoa × × × × × × GS × × GS × GS GS GS GS 7th × × × × PR PR 9
 Solomon Islands × × × × × × × × × 3rd × 4th GS × 2nd 3rd × 2nd × 4th SF 4th 9
 Tahiti 1st × 5th × × × × 4th 2nd GS 4th × GS × × 5th 1st × × × GS 2nd 11
 Tonga × × × × × × × × × × × GS GS GS GS × × × × × PR GS 6
 Vanuatu 3rd × × × × × GS 3rd 4th 4th × GS GS GS 3rd 6th × 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd GS 15

FIFA U-20 World Cup performances[edit]

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • R2 – Round 2
  • R1 – Round 1
  •      – Hosts
  •      – Not affiliated to OFC
  • q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
Team Tunisia
1977
Japan
1979
Australia
1981
Mexico
1983
Soviet Union
1985
Chile
1987
Saudi Arabia
1989
Portugal
1991
Australia
1993
Qatar
1995
Malaysia
1997
Nigeria
1999
Argentina
2001
United Arab Emirates
2003
Netherlands
2005
Canada
2007
Egypt
2009
Colombia
2011
Turkey
2013
New Zealand
2015
South Korea
2017
Poland
2019
Total
 Australia QF R1 R1 R1 4th 4th QF R2 R1 R2 R1 R1 AFC member 12
 Fiji R1 1
 New Zealand R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 q 5
 Tahiti R1 q 1
 Vanuatu R1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OFC Executive meeting outcomes announced". Oceania Football Confederation. 23 November 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  2. ^ "OFC Competition calendar set for 2018". Oceania Football Confederation. 31 October 2017.

External links[edit]