Wantok Cup

Short History

     The Wantok Cup was a football tournament between the national teams of three Melanesian countries: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu within the OFC. The Cup was to be a competition, to be held as part of independence commemoration celebrations in these countries. The first edition was held in 2008 during independence celebrations of Solomon Islands. But from the start, the competition was plagued by financial difficulties. Papua New Guinea's team withdrew from the inaugural edition, and actually, never competed in a Wantok Cup event. A few next editions of the Cup were cancelled due to the host's financial difficulties. In 2011 there were two editions, but these may not have been official editions of the Cup.

Tournaments

Editions

Edition Year Host Date Nations Matches Venues Cities
1. 2008 Solomon Islands 3 - 7 July 2008 3 nations 3 matches ? venues 1 cities
2. 2011 Solomon Islands 7 & 9 July 2011 2 nations 2 matches ? venues 1 cities
3. 2011 Vanuatu 27 & 30 July 2011 2 nations 2 matches ? venues 1 cities

Final positions

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Third place
1. 2008 Solomon Islands SOLOMON ISLANDS U23 Vanuatu Solomon Islands
2. 2011 Solomon Islands SOLOMON ISLANDS Vanuatu
3. 2011 Vanuatu VANUATU Solomon Islands

Results

Edition Year Host Final
1. 2008 Solomon Islands 1. Solomon Islands U23
2. Vanuatu, 3. Solomon Islands
2. 2011 Solomon Islands Solomon Islands - Vanuatu 2-1
Solomon Islands - Vanuatu 0-0
3. 2011 Vanuatu Vanuatu - Solomon Islands 0-0
Vanuatu - Solomon Islands 2-0

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