OFC Nations Cup

Short History

     The OFC Nations Cup is an international association football tournament held among the OFC member nations. It began as the Oceania Cup in 1973 in New Zealand, and after the second edition in 1980 the tournament was discontinued. In 1996, when OFC reached the official status of Confederation for FIFA, the tournament reappeared as the Oceania Nations Cup and served as a qualifier for the Confederations Cup. Between the years of absence the most important Oceanian tournament was the Trans-Tasman Cup played only between Australia and New Zealand. Starting with the 2004 edition some tournaments acted as a qualification tournament for play-off for the FIFA World Cup. In 2006 Australia left the OFC and joined the Asian AFC. The planned 2020 edition was cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic by OFC.

Tournaments

Editions

Edition Year Host Date Nations Matches Venues Cities
Oceania Cup
1. 1973 New Zealand 17 - 24 February 1973 5 nations 12 matches 1 venues 1 cities
2. 1980 New Caledonia 24 Feb - 1 Mar 1980 8 nations 14 matches 1 venues 1 cities
OFC Nations Cup
3. 1996 Home & Away basis 10 Nov 1995 - 1 Nov 1996 ? nations ? matches
4. 1998 Australia 25 Sep - 4 Oct 1998 6 nations 10 matches 1 venues 1 cities
5. 2000 Tahiti 19 - 28 June 2000 6 nations 10 matches 1 venues 1 cities
6. 2002 New Zealand 5 - 14 July 2002 8 nations 16 matches 2 venues 1 cities
7. 2004 Australia 29 May - 12 Oct 2004 6 nations 17 matches 4 venues 3 cities
8. 2008 Home & Away basis 17 Oct 2007 - 19 Nov 2008 4 nations 12 matches
9. 2012 Solomon Islands 1 - 10 June 2012 8 nations 16 matches 1 venues 1 cities
10. 2016 Papua New Guinea 28 May - 11 Jun 2016 8 nations 15 matches 1 venues 1 cities

Final positions

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Third place
Oceania Cup
1. 1973 New Zealand NEW ZEALAND Tahiti New Caledonia
2. 1980 New Caledonia AUSTRALIA Tahiti New Caledonia
OFC Nations Cup
3. 1996 Home & Away basis AUSTRALIA Tahiti
4. 1998 Australia NEW ZEALAND Australia Fiji
5. 2000 Tahiti AUSTRALIA New Zealand Solomon Islands
6. 2002 New Zealand NEW ZEALAND Australia Tahiti
7. 2004 Australia AUSTRALIA Solomon Islands New Zealand
8. 2008 Home & Away basis NEW ZEALAND New Caledonia Fiji
9. 2012 Solomon Islands TAHITI New Caledonia New Zealand
10. 2016 Papua New Guinea NEW ZEALAND Papua New Guinea

Results

Edition Year Host Final 3. place play-off Semi-finals
Oceania Cup
1. 1973 New Zealand New Zealand - Tahiti 2-0 New Caledonia - New Hebrides 2-1 Round-robin group
1. & 2. go to final, 3. & 4. go to 3P match
2. 1980 New Caledonia Australia - Tahiti 4-2 New Caledonia - Fiji 2-1 Round-robin 2 groups
1. go to final, 2. go to 3P match
OFC Nations Cup
3. 1996 Home & Away basis Tahiti - Australia 0-6
Australia - Tahiti 5-0
No third place play-off matches New Zealand - Australia 0-0, 0-3
Solomon Islands - Tahiti 0-1, 1-2
4. 1998 Australia New Zealand - Australia 1-0 Fiji - Tahiti 4-2 New Zealand - Fiji 1-0
Australia - Tahiti 4-1
5. 2000 Tahiti Australia - New Zealand 2-0 Solomon Islands - Vanuatu 2-1 Australia - Vanuatu 1-0
New Zealand - Solomon Islands 2-0
6. 2002 New Zealand New Zealand - Australia 1-0 Tahiti - Vanuatu 1-0 New Zealand - Vanuatu 3-0
Australia - Tahiti 2-1 (a.e.t.)
7. 2004 Australia H&A Solomon Islands - Australia 1-5
H&A Australia - Solomon Islands 6-0
Round-robin group
1. & 2. place advance to final
8. 2008 Home & Away basis 1. New Zealand, 2. New Caledonia 3. Fiji, 4. Vanuatu Round-robin group
9. 2012 Solomon Islands Tahiti - New Caledonia 1-0 New Zealand - Solomon Islands 4-3 Tahiti - Solomon Islands 1-0
New Caledonia - New Zealand 2-0
10. 2016 Papua New Guinea New Zealand - Papua New Guinea 0-0 (p 4-2) No third place play-off match New Zealand - New Caledonia 1-0
Papua New Guinea - Solomon Islands 2-1

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