OFC U-17 Women's Championship

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OFC U-17 Women's Championship
Founded 2010
Region Oceania (OFC)
Number of teams varies
Current champions  New Zealand (3rd title)
Most successful team(s)  New Zealand (3 titles)
2016 OFC U-17 Women's Championship

The OFC U-17 Women's Championship (previously the OFC Women's Under 17 Qualifying Tournament) an Oceanic association football tournament held to determine the team that will appear in the Women's U-17 World Cup. The competition is organised by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) and was first held in 2010.

There was no OFC qualifying tournament to the first world cup in 2008, as New Zealand classified automatically as hosts.[1]

The inaugural edition, held in New Zealand from 12 to 14 April 2010, was a group stage contested by only 4 of OFC's 11 teams to fill the only spot for the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. It was won by New Zealand, who won all their games without conceding a goal.[2] The 2016 edition was the first to play a knock-out stage. New Zealand won its third title.[3]

The next edition is held in August 2017 as an under-16 edition.[4]


Tournaments[edit]

Because the 2014 World Cup was already held in March, no sufficient early date could be found for the OFC qualifier. The tournament was cancelled and New Zealand sent to the World Cup by default.

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
2010
details
Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand
Group Stage
Solomon Islands

Papua New Guinea
Group Stage
Tonga
2012
details
Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand
Group Stage
Papua New Guinea

Cook Islands
Group Stage
New Caledonia
2016
details
Matavera, Cook Islands
New Zealand
8–0
Papua New Guinea

Fiji
3–2
New Caledonia
2017
details
Apia, Samoa

Women's U-17 World Cup Qualifiers[edit]

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • SF – Semifinals
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • GS – Group Stage
Team New Zealand
2008
Trinidad and Tobago
2010
Azerbaijan
2012
Costa Rica
2014
Jordan
2016
Total
 New Zealand GS GS GS GS GS 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Zealand ready to welcome the world". FIFA. 8 March 2007. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kiwis stroll to Oceania crown". OFC. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "New Zealand qualify for Fifa under-17 World Women's Cup after winning Oceania title". stuff.co.nz. 24 January 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Lutu standing out for Tonga". oceaniafootball.com. 21 April 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2017. 

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