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Encyclopedia > Oceania Nations Cup
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The OFC Nations Cup is the biennial football competition held among the Oceania Football Confederation member nations. It has been held every two years since 1996 by the OFC; before 1996 there were two other tournaments held at irregular intervals, under the name Oceania Nations Cup. Image File history File links OFCcup. ... Image File history File links OFCcup. ... Look up Biennial in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Biennial is a term referring to a period of two years, much in the same way centennial refers to 100 years. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Oceania Football Confederation logo since 1998 The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is one of the six continental confederations of international football. ...


Historically, a very large gulf separated Australia from the smaller island competitors. Little attention is paid to the tournament by the rest of the football world. Australia's top players, based in Europe, are generally not even selected on the basis that they would refuse to play in what they regard as a meaningless event - allowing New Zealand to occasionally embarrass its larger neighbour. The competition however has increased in importance due to the fact it now qualifies the winner for the lucrative Confederations Cup. The Confederations Cup The FIFA Confederations Cup is a football (soccer) tournament for national teams, held every four years (previously every two years) by FIFA. It is contested by the winners of each of the six FIFA confederation championships (CAF, CONMEBOL, UEFA, AFC, OFC, CONCACAF), along with the FIFA World...


Australia ceased to be a member of the OFC on January 1, 2006, having elected to join the Asian Football Confederation, and hence will no longer be involved in this competition. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Asian Football Confederation Logo The 45 member Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of football in Asia, excluding Israel. ...

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History

This tournament began in 1973 as the "Oceania Cup". A second edition took place in 1980, then the tournament was discontinued.


In the early editions non-FIFA members were allowed to participate such as New Hebrides, which became Vanuatu after gaining independence in 1980. The New Hebrides are an island group in the South Pacific that now form the nation of Vanuatu. ...


In 1996 it reappeared as the "Oceania Nations Cup" and served as a qualifier for the Confederations Cup, as the Oceania Football Confederation had recently become a separate FIFA confederation. Oceania is a geographical, often geopolitical, region consisting of numerous lands—mostly islands but sometimes including Australia—in the Pacific Ocean and vicinity. ... The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, known worldwide by its acronym FIFA, is the international governing body of Football (soccer) and the largest sporting organization in the world. ...


Format

For the first three tournaments, Australia and New Zealand were seeded into the tournament automatically, while the remaining ten nations played to qualify. The Polynesian and Melanesian Cups, each played between five nations grouped on a geographical basis, served as qualifications via a round-robin tournament, with the highest ranked two teams in each competition qualifying for the actual OFC Nations Cup, in a six-way round-robin tournament. A round-robin tournament or all-play-all tournament is a type of group tournament in which each participant plays every other participant an equal number of times. ...


With the postponement and then cancellation of the Melanesian Cup, and a similar fate befalling its Polynesian equivalent, the format of the tournament changed in 2002. FIFA rankings determined the seedings of all twelve teams, and the lower six teams played a group stage for two qualifier positions into the main tournament. The Actual 2002 Cup tournament was played with two groups of four teams (again in round-robin style), which led into a 4-way knockout stage, playing for the top four positions. The Final Tournament of 2002 Oceania Nations Cup was held in Auckland, New Zealand, from July 5, 2002 to July 15. ...


In 2004, the format changed once again, returning to a format similar to that of the 1996-2000 tournaments, with five teams each playing in two qualifying groups and Australia and New Zealand seeded to the actual tournament, played as a group stage of six, with a home and away Final played between the two highest-placed teams. The 2004 Oceania Nations Cup doubled as the qualification tournament to the 2006 Football World Cup, except the two-legged final (A separate playoff (between Australia and Solomon Islands) was held in September 2005, for World Cup Qualifying purposes). ... The Oceania Nations Cup 1996 was not held as a cohesive tournament, but consisted of semi-finals and a final played on a two-legged basis, stretched out between November 1995 and November 1996. ...


Future tournaments

With Australia now having withdrawn from the OFC to join the AFC, the format of the tournament is due to change once more. The final tournament is to be replaced with a home and away tournament involving the top five Oceania teams and the winner of the qualifying round - which will be contested by the weaker Oceania teams. The final tournament will consist of two groups of three teams each, with the winner of each group playing each other home and away for the Oceania Nations Cup and also to playoff against another confederation for a spot at the 2010 World Cup. OFC Link The 2010 Football World Cup will take place in South Africa. ...


Results

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
1973
Details
New Zealand
New Zealand
2 - 0
Tahiti

New Caledonia
2 - 1
New Hebrides
1980
Details
New Caledonia
Australia
4 - 2
Tahiti

New Caledonia
2 - 1
Fiji
1996
Details
Australia/
New Zealand/
Solomon Islands/
Tahiti

Australia
6 - 0
5 - 0

Tahiti

New Zealand
no match
Solomon Islands
1998
Details
Australia
New Zealand
2 - 0
Australia

Fiji
4 - 2
Tahiti
2000
Details
Tahiti
Australia
2 - 0
New Zealand

Solomon Islands
2 - 1
Vanuatu
2002
Details
New Zealand
New Zealand
1 - 0
Australia

Tahiti
1 - 0
Vanuatu
2004
Details
Australia
Australia
5 - 1
6 - 0

Solomon Islands

New Zealand
no match
Fiji

1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... The Oceania Cup 1973 was the first Oceania-wide tournament ever held. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_French_Polynesia. ... First International Tahiti 2 - 2 New Zealand (Papeete, Tahiti; September 21, 1952) Largest win Tahiti 30 - 0 Cook Islands (Papeete, Tahiti; September 2, 1971) Worst defeat New Zealand 10 - 0 Tahiti (Adelaide, Australia; June 4, 2004) World Cup Appearances none (First in -) Best result - OFC Nations Cup Appearances 7 (First... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Image File history File links New_Hebrides_flag. ... First international New Zealand 9 - 0 New Hebrides (Nouméa, New Caledonia; September 19, 1951) Vanuatu 2 - 3 Papua New Guinea (Honiara, Solomon Islands; July 7, 1981) Largest win Vanuatu 18 - 0 Kiribati (Lautoka, Fiji; July 7, 2003) Worst defeat New Zealand 9 - 0 New Hebrides (Nouméa, New Caledonia... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Oceanian Nations Cup Ocenia nations footbal Nations cup logo The cup itself This tournament began in 1973 as the Oceania Cup. A second edition took place in 1980, then the tournament was discontinued. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_French_Polynesia. ... First International Tahiti 2 - 2 New Zealand (Papeete, Tahiti; September 21, 1952) Largest win Tahiti 30 - 0 Cook Islands (Papeete, Tahiti; September 2, 1971) Worst defeat New Zealand 10 - 0 Tahiti (Adelaide, Australia; June 4, 2004) World Cup Appearances none (First in -) Best result - OFC Nations Cup Appearances 7 (First... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Fiji. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Oceania Nations Cup 1996 was not held as a cohesive tournament, but consisted of semi-finals and a final played on a two-legged basis, stretched out between November 1995 and November 1996. ... Map of French Polynesia Map of Tahiti and Moorea View of Raiatea Mountain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_French_Polynesia. ... First International Tahiti 2 - 2 New Zealand (Papeete, Tahiti; September 21, 1952) Largest win Tahiti 30 - 0 Cook Islands (Papeete, Tahiti; September 2, 1971) Worst defeat New Zealand 10 - 0 Tahiti (Adelaide, Australia; June 4, 2004) World Cup Appearances none (First in -) Best result - OFC Nations Cup Appearances 7 (First... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Solomon_Islands. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Fiji. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_French_Polynesia. ... First International Tahiti 2 - 2 New Zealand (Papeete, Tahiti; September 21, 1952) Largest win Tahiti 30 - 0 Cook Islands (Papeete, Tahiti; September 2, 1971) Worst defeat New Zealand 10 - 0 Tahiti (Adelaide, Australia; June 4, 2004) World Cup Appearances none (First in -) Best result - OFC Nations Cup Appearances 7 (First... This article is about the year 2000. ... Map of French Polynesia Map of Tahiti and Moorea View of Raiatea Mountain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Solomon_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vanuatu. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Final Tournament of 2002 Oceania Nations Cup was held in Auckland, New Zealand, from July 5, 2002 to July 15. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_French_Polynesia. ... First International Tahiti 2 - 2 New Zealand (Papeete, Tahiti; September 21, 1952) Largest win Tahiti 30 - 0 Cook Islands (Papeete, Tahiti; September 2, 1971) Worst defeat New Zealand 10 - 0 Tahiti (Adelaide, Australia; June 4, 2004) World Cup Appearances none (First in -) Best result - OFC Nations Cup Appearances 7 (First... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vanuatu. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2004 Oceania Nations Cup doubled as the qualification tournament to the 2006 Football World Cup, except the two-legged final (A separate playoff (between Australia and Solomon Islands) was held in September 2005, for World Cup Qualifying purposes). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Solomon_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Fiji. ...

Total Wins

4 Australia 1980, 1996, 2000, 2004
3 New Zealand 1973, 1998, 2002

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Total Hosts

3 Australia 1996^, 1998, 2004
3 New Zealand 1973, 1996^, 2002
2 Tahiti 1996^, 2000
1 New Caledonia 1980
1 Solomon Islands 1996^
  • ^ Australia, New Zealand, the Solomon Islands, and Tahiti four-way co-hosted the 1996 OFC Nations Cup.
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     Asia: AFCAsian Cup
     Africa: CAFAfrican Cup of Nations
     North America: CONCACAFGold Cup
     South America: CONMEBOLCopa América
     Oceania: OFCNations Cup
     Europe: UEFAEuropean Championship

 
 

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