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Oceania Football Confederation
Oceania Football Confederation logo.svg
OFC.svg
AbbreviationOFC
Formation1966; 56 years ago (1966)
TypeSports organisation
HeadquartersAuckland, New Zealand
Region served
Oceania
Membership
13 member associations (11 full)
Official language
English
Lambert Maltock
Vice Presidents
Thierry Ariiotima
Kapi Natto John
Lord Ve'ehala
General Secretary
Franck Castillo
Parent organization
FIFA
Websiteoceaniafootball.com

The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is one of the six continental confederations of international association football. The OFC has 13 members, 11 of which are full members and two which are associate members not affiliated with FIFA. It promotes the game in Oceania and allows the member nations to qualify for the FIFA World Cup.

OFC is predominantly made up of island nations where association football is not the most popular sport, with low GDP and low population meaning very little money is generated by the OFC nations. The OFC has little influence in the wider football world, either in terms of international competition or as a source of players for high-profile club competitions. OFC is the only confederation to have not had at least one international title, the best result being Australia making the final of the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup.

In 2006, the OFC's largest and most successful nation, Australia, left to join the Asian Football Confederation, leaving New Zealand as the largest federation within the OFC.

The President of OFC until April 2018 is Lambert Maltock. The Vice Presidents are Thierry Ariiotima, Kapi Natto John and Lord Ve'ehala while Franck Castillo is the General Secretary.[1] The confederation is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand.

History[edit]

The confederation formed in 1966, as a result of Australia and New Zealand's failed attempts to join the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).[2] The founding OFC members were the following:[3]

Australia resigned as an OFC member in 1972 to again pursue membership with the AFC, but rejoined the OFC in 1978.[4][5] Their men's national team (nicknamed the Socceroos) became the first Oceanians to play at a FIFA World Cup in 1974, being drawn in the same group as Chile, East Germany and West Germany. They failed to score a goal, but were still competitive in all three of their matches.[6] New Zealand's national team the All Whites played in their first World Cup eight years later. At the 1982 tournament they suffered heavier defeats than Australia previously had.[7]

Chinese Taipei was an OFC member from 1975 to 1989. In 1996, FIFA confirmed OFC as a full confederation and granted it a seat on the FIFA executive.[8] In 1998 the OFC unveiled a new logo and an official magazine, entitled The Wave. Australia meanwhile lost several inter-confederation World Cup playoffs; first to Scotland in 1985, then Argentina in 1993 and then Iran in 1997.[9]

Australia's national team were long considered the biggest challenge in Oceania.[10] There were many highly uncompetitive matches involving them, particularly in the 1990s and 2000s. Their June 1997 second round qualification games for the 1998 FIFA World Cup included a 13–0 defeat of the Solomon Islands.[11] The following year they defeated the Cook Islands 16–0 at the 1998 OFC Nations Cup, while at the 2000 OFC Nations Cup they defeated them 17–0.[12][13] The uncompetitive results escalated in April 2001, during the first round of OFC qualifiers for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Australia beat Tonga 22–0, following this result up with a 31–0 defeat of American Samoa and an 11–0 defeat of Samoa.[14][15] The American Samoa game became the largest international victory in the history of the sport (breaking the previous record set in the Tonga game),[16] while Archie Thompson also broke the record for most goals in an international match, scoring 13.

Australia's record-breaking form in the early stages of qualifying ultimately couldn't be replicated in their inter-confederation playoff against Uruguay later that year. For the first leg, the Socceroos managed to defeat the South Americans 1–0 in front of a Melbourne crowd of 84,656, but they were overwhelmed 3–0 in the away leg. The away leg was marred by an incident at Montevideo's airport prior to the game itself, where the Australian players were spat on, punched and abused by a mob of Uruguayan fans.[17] On 24 May 2004, New Caledonia became the 12th member of the OFC.

Australia reached another inter-confederation playoff against Uruguay in 2005. Both sides won a game each over the two legs, which led to Australia finally ending their World Cup drought through a dramatic penalty shootout in Sydney. The Socceroos were granted increased security for the first away leg, as a response to the 2001 airport incident, and in the second leg the Uruguayan team were heavily booed while their national anthem played.[18] In the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Australia were eliminated by Italy during the Round of 16.[19] Their 3–1 group stage victory against Japan remains the only time a team representing OFC has won at the tournament. Australia left the OFC again that same year and joined the Asian Football Confederation.

In 2008, an associate member, the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association, also left the OFC and in 2009 joined the AFC as an associate member. In late 2009, the Palau Football Association, geographically a part of Oceania but with no official ties to the OFC, also applied for the same status with the AFC as the Northern Mariana Islands association but was not successful.[20] New Zealand ended their own World Cup drought in 2009 when they defeated Bahrain to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The tournament coincidentally also featured Australia, who were now representing the AFC. New Zealand were the only unbeaten team at the tournament, despite failing to advance past the group stage.[21] With Australia's absence, New Zealand now have a regular presence in World Cup inter-confederation playoffs. They were thrashed by Mexico over two legs in 2013, and narrowly missed out to Peru in 2017.[22]

Criticism[edit]

Throughout its history, there have been calls to disband the OFC, or to merge it with the AFC. The calls grew louder in 2003 when FIFA reversed a decision to grant Oceania an automatic spot at the World Cup.[23] Australia's lack of World Cup participation prior to 2006 has been blamed by many on the OFC qualification process, with football writer Matthew Hall stating in 2003, "For World Cup qualification, the Socceroos will win games by cricket scores and then face a sudden-death play-off against a desperate, battle-hardened opponent given a second, or even third, life."[23]

Presidents[edit]

Current leaders[edit]

Name Position
Vanuatu Lambert Maltock President
French Polynesia Thierry Ariiotima Vice President
Papua New Guinea Kapi Natto John Vice President
Tonga Lord Ve'ehala Vice President
France Franck Castillo General Secretary

Source:[24][25]

Member nations[edit]

Current members[edit]

OFC is made up of 11 full member associations and 2 associate members. Those two are associate members of the OFC, but are not FIFA members.[26]

Code Association National teams Founded Membership FIFA
affiliation
OFC
affiliation
IOC
member
ASA  American Samoa (M, W) 1984 Full 1998 1998 Yes [Note 1]
COK  Cook Islands (M, W) 1971 Full 1994 1994 Yes [Note 2]
FIJ  Fiji (M, W) 1938 Full 1964 1966 Yes
KIR  Kiribati (M, W) 1980 Associate 2007 Yes
NCL  New Caledonia (M, W) 1928 Full 2004 1999 No [Note 3]
NZL  New Zealand (M, W) 1891 Full 1948 1966 Yes
PNG  Papua New Guinea (M, W) 1962 Full 1966 1966 Yes
SAM  Samoa (M, W) 1968 Full 1986 1986 Yes
SOL  Solomon Islands (M, W) 1979 Full 1988 1988 Yes
TAH  Tahiti (M, W) 1989 Full 1990 1990 No [Note 4]
TGA  Tonga (M, W) 1965 Full 1994 1994 Yes
TUV  Tuvalu (M, W) 1979 Associate 2006 Yes
VAN  Vanuatu (M, W) 1934 Full 1988 1988 Yes

Notes[edit]

Former members[edit]

Association Membership Year
 Australia Full 1966–1972, 1978–2006[27]
 Chinese Taipei Full 1976–1978, 1982–1989
 Niue Associate 2006–2021[28]
 Northern Mariana Islands Associate 1998–2009

Note[edit]

Israel entered the FIFA World Cup OFC qualifying tournaments in 1986 and 1990 due to political reasons, though it never became a formal OFC member.

Non-members[edit]

Several sovereign states and dependencies in Oceania have national teams with no affiliation. All play infrequently and may have been inactive for several years. There are also some which do not have a national team.

There are four Oceanian sovereign states, each a member of the United Nations (UN), which are not affiliated with the OFC, FIFA or any other confederations:

There are also other associated state, dependencies or territories in Oceania that do not have affiliation with the OFC, FIFA or any other confederations:

Besides that, there are sovereign state, dependencies or territories in Oceania which are not affiliated with the OFC but are members of other confederations:

Competitions[edit]

National teams[edit]

Men's

Women's

Clubs[edit]

Men's

Former tournaments[edit]

National teams

Clubs

Current title holders[edit]

Competition Year Champions Title Runners-up Next edition
National teams
Nations Cup 2016 (Final)  New Zealand 5th  Papua New Guinea 2024 (Final)
Pacific Games 2019  New Zealand 1st  New Caledonia 2023
U-23 Championship 2019  New Zealand 1st  Solomon Islands 2023
U-19 Championship 2018  New Zealand 7th  Tahiti 2022
U-16 Championship 2018  New Zealand 7th  Solomon Islands 2022
Futsal Nations Cup 2019  Solomon Islands 5th  New Zealand 2022
Youth Futsal Tournament 2017  Solomon Islands 1st  New Zealand TBA
Beach Soccer Nations Cup 2019  Tahiti 2nd  Solomon Islands 2023
National teams (women)
Women's Nations Cup 2022 (Final)  Papua New Guinea 1st  Fiji 2026 (Final)
Pacific Games 2019  Papua New Guinea 5th  Samoa 2023
U-19 Women's Championship 2019  New Zealand 6th  Fiji 2023
U-16 Women's Championship 2017  New Zealand 4th  New Caledonia 2023
Youth Futsal Women's Tournament 2017  New Zealand 1st  Tonga TBA
Club teams
Champions League 2022 (Final) New Zealand Auckland City 10th French Polynesia Vénus 2023 (Final)
Futsal Champions League 2019 (Final) Solomon Islands Kooline 1st New Caledonia AS PTT 2022 (Final)

FIFA World Rankings[edit]

Overview[edit]

Historical leaders[edit]

Men's
New Zealand national football teamNew Caledonia national football teamFiji national football teamNew Zealand national football team

Major tournament records[edit]

Legend
  •  1st  – Champion
  •  2nd  – Runner-up
  •  3rd  – Third place
  •  4th  – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarter-finals (1934–1938, 1954–1970, and 1986–present: knockout round of 8)
  • R2 – Round 2 (1974–1978, second group stage, top 8; 1982: second group stage, top 12; 1986–2022: knockout round of 16)
  • R1 – Round 1 (1930, 1950–1970 and 1986–present: group stage; 1934–1938: knockout round of 16; 1974–1982: first group stage)
  •    — Did not qualify
  •  ×  — Did not enter / withdrawn / banned / disqualified
  •     — Hosts

For each tournament, the flag of the host country and the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

FIFA World Cup[edit]

Oceania has sent representatives to the FIFA World Cup four times: Australia in 1974 and 2006, and New Zealand in 1982 and 2010. (Australia has additionally qualified three times since leaving the OFC for the AFC following the 2006 FIFA World Cup: 2010, 2014 and 2018.) Neither Australia in 1974 nor New Zealand in 1982 and 2010 progressed beyond the first round. Of the four teams, only Australia in 2006 advanced to the second round.

The OFC is the only FIFA confederation that does not have a guaranteed spot in the World Cup finals (a major reason for the Australians leaving the confederation in 2006 to join Asia). Between 1966 and 1982, OFC teams joined the Asian zone qualification tournament, while from 1986 onwards, the winners of the Oceanian zone qualification tournament have to enter the intercontinental play-offs against teams from other confederations in order to gain a spot in the FIFA World Cup.

Beginning in 2026, the OFC will have a guaranteed spot in the FIFA World Cup for the first time in history, result of the competition's expansion from 32 to 48 teams.

FIFA World Cup record
Team 1930
Uruguay
(13)
1934
Kingdom of Italy
(16)
1938
French Third Republic
(15)
1950
Fourth Brazilian Republic
(13)
1954
Switzerland
(16)
1958
Sweden
(16)
1962
Chile
(16)
1966
England
(16)
1970
Mexico
(16)
1974
West Germany
(16)
1978
Argentina
(16)
1982
Spain
(24)
1986
Mexico
(24)
1990
Italy
(24)
1994
United States
(24)
1998
France
(32)
2002
Japan
South Korea
(32)
2006
Germany
(32)
2010
South Africa
(32)
2014
Brazil
(32)
2018
Russia
(32)
2022
Qatar
(32)
2026
Canada
Mexico
United States
(48)
Years inclusive
WC Qual.
 New Zealand × × × × × GS GS 2 14
 Australia GS R16 Part of AFC 2 11
Total (2 teams) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 TBD 4
FIFA World Cup record
Year Qualifier Round Position GP W D* L GS GA Format
1930 Uruguay (13) No teams from Oceania entered
1934 Kingdom of Italy (16)
1938 French Fourth Republic (15)
1950 Fourth Brazilian Republic (13)
1954 Switzerland (16)
1958 Sweden (16)
1962 Chile (16)
1966 England (16) No OFC team qualified Entered in Africa and Asia
1970 Mexico (16) Entered in Asia
1974 West Germany (16)  Australia Group stage 14th 3 0 1 2 0 5 Entered in Asia
1978 Argentina (16) No OFC team qualified Entered in Asia
1982 Spain (24)  New Zealand Group stage 23rd 3 0 0 3 2 12 Entered in Asia
1986 Mexico (24) No OFC team qualified Round-robin
Play-off
1990 Italy (24) First round
Second round
Play-off
1994 United States (24) First Round
Second Round
1st play-off
2nd play-off
1998 France (32) First Round
Second Round
Third Round
Play-off
2002 Japan South Korea (32) First Round
Second Round
Play-off
2006 Germany (32)  Australia Round of 16 16th 4 1 1 2 5 6 First Round
Second Round
Third Round
Play-off
2010 South Africa (32)  New Zealand Group stage 22nd 3 0 3 0 2 2 First Round
Second Round
Play-off
2014 Brazil (32) No OFC team qualified First Round
Second Round
Third Round
Play-off
2018 Russia (32) First Round
Second Round
Third Round
Play-off
2022 Qatar (32) 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (OFC)
Play-off
2026 Canada Mexico United States (48)
Total (2 teams) 4/23 Round of 16 13 1 5 7 9 25

OFC play-off record[edit]

1970 AFC–OFC Final Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Israel  2–1  Australia 1–0 1–1

1974 AFC–OFC Final Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Australia  (A) 2–2  South Korea 0–0 2–2

1986 UEFA–OFC play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Scotland  2–0  Australia 2–0 0–0

1990 CONMEBOL–OFC play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Colombia  1–0  Israel 1–0 0–0

Israel played in the OFC zone for political reasons.

1994 CONCACAF–OFC play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Canada  3–3 (P)  Australia 2–1 1–2

1994 CONMEBOL–OFC play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Australia  1–2  Argentina 1–1 0–1

1998 AFC–OFC play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Iran  (A) 3–3  Australia 1–1 2–2

2002 CONMEBOL–OFC play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Australia  1–3  Uruguay 1–0 0–3

2006 CONMEBOL–OFC play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Uruguay  1–1 (P)  Australia 1–0 0–1

2010 AFC–OFC play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bahrain  0–1  New Zealand 0–0 0–1

2014 CONCACAF–OFC play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mexico  9–3  New Zealand 5–1 4–2

2018 CONMEBOL–OFC play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
New Zealand  0–2  Peru 0–0 0–2

2022 CONCACAF–OFC play-off

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Costa Rica  1–0  New Zealand

FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Team 1991
China
(12)
1995
Sweden
(12)
1999
United States
(16)
2003
United States
(16)
2007
China
(16)
2011
Germany
(16)
2015
Canada
(24)
2019
France
(24)
2023
Australia
New Zealand
(32)
Years inclusive
W. WC Qual.
 Australia GS GS GS Part of AFC 3 4
 New Zealand GS GS GS GS GS Q 6 8
Total (2 teams) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0+1 9 12

Olympic Games For Men[edit]

Olympic Games (Men's tournament) record
Team
Total (3 teams)
1900
France
(3)
1904
United States
(3)
1908
United Kingdom
(6)
1912
Sweden
(11)
1920
Belgium
(14)
1924
France
(22)
1928
Netherlands
(17)
1936
Germany
(16)
1948
United Kingdom
(18)
1952
Finland
(25)
1956
Australia
(11)
1960
Italy
(16)
1964
Japan
(14)
1968
Mexico
(16)
1972
West Germany
(16)
1976
Canada
(13)
1980
Soviet Union
(16)
1984
United States
(16)
1988
South Korea
(16)
1992
Spain
(16)
1996
United States
(16)
2000
Australia
(16)
2004
Greece
(16)
2008
China
(16)
2012
United Kingdom
(16)
2016
Brazil
(16)
2020
Japan
(16)
Years
 Australia × × × × × × × × × × QF × × × × × × × QF 4th GS GS QF Part of AFC 6
 Fiji × × × × × × × × × × × × × × × × × × × GS 1
 New Zealand × × × × × × × × × × × × × × × × × GS GS QF 3

Olympic Games For Women[edit]

Olympic Games (Women's tournament) record
Team
Total (2 teams)
1996
United States
(8)
2000
Australia
(8)
2004
Greece
(10)
2008
China
(12)
2012
United Kingdom
(12)
2016
Brazil
(12)
2020
Japan
(12)
Years
 Australia GS QF Part of AFC 2
 New Zealand GS QF GS GS 4

OFC Nations Cup[edit]

OFC Nations Cup record
Team
(Total 15 teams)
1973
New Zealand
(5)
1980
New Caledonia
(8)
1996
Pacific Community
(4)
1998
Australia
(6)
2000
French Polynesia
(6)
2002
New Zealand
(8)
2004
Australia
(6)
2008
Pacific Community
(4)
2012
Solomon Islands
(8)
2016
Papua New Guinea
(8)
2024
TBD
TBD
Years
 New Zealand 1st GS SF 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 1st 10
 Tahiti 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th GS 3rd 5th 1st GS 9
 Vanuatu[a] 4th GS GS 4th 4th 6th 4th GS GS 9
 Fiji 5th 4th 3rd •• GS 4th 3rd GS GS 8
 Solomon Islands × GS SF 3rd GS 2nd 4th SF 7
 Australia × 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st Member of AFC 6
 New Caledonia 3rd 3rd GS 2nd 2nd SF 6
 Papua New Guinea × GS GS × GS 2nd 4
 Cook Islands × × × GS GS × 2
 Samoa[b] × × GS GS 2
 American Samoa × × 0
 Tonga × × 0
 Tuvalu × × × × × × × × × 0
 Kiribati × × × × × × × × × × 0
  1. ^ Includes results as New Hebrides.
  2. ^ Includes results as Western Samoa.

OFC Women's Nations Cup[edit]

OFC Women's Nations Cup record
Team
(Total 15 teams)
1983
New Caledonia
(4)
1986
New Zealand
(4)
1989
Australia
(5)
1991
Australia
(3)
1994
Papua New Guinea
(3)
1998
New Zealand
(6)
2003
Australia
(5)
2007
Papua New Guinea
(4)
2010
New Zealand
(8)
2014
Papua New Guinea
(4)
2018
New Caledonia
(8)
2022
Fiji
(9)
Years
 New Zealand 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st × 11
 Papua New Guinea × 5th 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd q 9
 Australia[a] 2nd 2nd 3rd[b] 2nd 1st 1st 1st Member of AFC 7
 Cook Islands 5th × 3rd 3rd GS QF 5
 Fiji 4th 4th × × GS 2nd q 4
 Tonga × 3rd GS 4th GS QF 5
 Samoa GS 4th × GS q 3
 Chinese Taipei[a] 1st 1st Member of AFC 2
 New Caledonia 3rd[c] × 4th QF 3
 Solomon Islands 4th 4th q 2
 Tahiti × × GS GS QF 3
 American Samoa GS × × 1
 Australia B[a][d] 4th[b] Member of AFC 1
 New Zealand B[d] 4th 1
 Vanuatu × × GS GS 2

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Former OFC member, but now a member of the Asian Football Confederation.
  2. ^ a b The third place play-off scheduled to take place between Australia and Australia B was cancelled due to waterlogged pitch, so their group standings are used.
  3. ^ New Caledonia participated and hosted the tournament in 1983, but were not a member of the OFC or FIFA until 2004.
  4. ^ a b Secondary national team.

FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Team 1977
Tunisia
(16)
1979
Japan
(16)
1981
Australia
(16)
1983
Mexico
(16)
1985
Soviet Union
(16)
1987
Chile
(16)
1989
Saudi Arabia
(16)
1991
Portugal
(16)
1993
Australia
(16)
1995
Qatar
(16)
1997
Malaysia
(24)
1999
Nigeria
(24)
2001
Argentina
(24)
2003
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2005
Netherlands
(24)
2007
Canada
(24)
2009
Egypt
(24)
2011
Colombia
(24)
2013
Turkey
(24)
2015
New Zealand
(24)
2017
South Korea
(24)
2019
Poland
(24)
2023
Indonesia
(24)
Years
 Australia[31] QF R1 R1 R1 4th 4th QF R2 R1 R2 R2 R1 Part of AFC 12
 Fiji R1 1
 New Zealand R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 R2 6
 Tahiti R1 R1 2
 Vanuatu R1 1
Total (5 teams) 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 24

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup record
Team 2002
Canada
(12)
2004
Thailand
(12)
2006
Russia
(16)
2008
Chile
(16)
2010
Germany
(16)
2012
Japan
(16)
2014
Canada
(16)
2016
Papua New Guinea
(16)
2018
France
(16)
2022
Costa Rica
(16)
Years
 Australia QF QF GS Part of AFC 3
 New Zealand GS GS GS GS QF GS GS 7
 Papua New Guinea GS 1
Total (3 teams) 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 12

FIFA U-17 World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cup record
Team 1985
China
(16)
1987
Canada
(16)
1989
Scotland
(16)
1991
Italy
(16)
1993
Japan
(16)
1995
Ecuador
(16)
1997
Egypt
(16)
1999
New Zealand
(16)
2001
Trinidad and Tobago
(16)
2003
Finland
(16)
2005
Peru
(16)
2007
South Korea
(24)
2009
Nigeria
(24)
2011
Mexico
(24)
2013
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2015
Chile
(24)
2017
India
(24)
2019
Brazil
(24)
2023
Peru
(24)
Years
 Australia QF QF R1 QF QF QF 2nd QF R1 R1 Part of AFC 10
 New Caledonia R1 1
 New Zealand R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 R1 R2 R1 R1 9
 Solomon Islands R1 1
Total (4 teams) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 23

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

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup record
Team 2008
New Zealand
(16)
2010
Trinidad and Tobago
(16)
2012
Azerbaijan
(16)
2014
Costa Rica
(16)
2016
Jordan
(16)
2018
Uruguay
(16)
2022
India
(16)
Years
 New Zealand R1 R1 R1 GS GS 3rd 6
Total (1 team) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7

FIFA Futsal World Cup[edit]

FIFA Futsal World Cup record
Team 1989
Netherlands
(16)
1992
Hong Kong
(16)
1996
Spain
(16)
2000
Guatemala
(16)
2004
Taiwan
(16)
2008
Brazil
(20)
2012
Thailand
(24)
2016
Colombia
(24)
2021
Lithuania
(24)
Years
 Australia R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 Part of AFC 5
 Solomon Islands R1 R1 R1 R1 4
Total (2 teams) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup[edit]

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup record
Team 2005[†]
Brazil
(12)
2006
Brazil
(16)
2007
Brazil
(16)
2008[†]
France
(16)
2009
United Arab Emirates
(16)
2011
Italy
(16)
2013
French Polynesia
(16)
2015[†]
Portugal
(16)
2017[†]
The Bahamas
(16)
2019
Paraguay
(16)
2021
Russia
(16)
Years
 Australia R1 Part of AFC 1
 Solomon Islands R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 5
 Tahiti R1 4th 2nd 2nd R1 QF 5
Total (3 teams) 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 11
Notes
  1. ^
    In 2005, 2008, 2015 and 2017, no OFC qualifiers for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup were held and teams were selected to represent OFC (2005: Australia; 2008: Solomon Islands; 2015 and 2017: Tahiti).

Former tournaments[edit]

FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Team 1992
Saudi Arabia
(4)
1995
Saudi Arabia
(6)
1997
Saudi Arabia
(8)
1999
Mexico
(8)
2001
South Korea
Japan
(8)
2003
France
(8)
2005
Germany
(8)
2009
South Africa
(8)
2013
Brazil
(8)
2017
Russia
(8)
Years
 Australia[note 1] × × 2nd 3rd GS Part of AFC 3
 New Zealand × × GS GS GS GS 4
 Tahiti × × GS 1
Total (3 teams) 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Notes
  1. ^ Australia was an OFC member until 2005, and played three times in the FIFA Confederations Cup as an OFC member (1997, 2001, 2005). They became an AFC member in 2006, and qualified in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup as an AFC member.

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