1998 OFC Nations Cup


1998 OFC Nations Cup
1998 OFC Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host country  Australia
Dates 25 September - 4 October
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  New Zealand (2nd title)
Runners-up  Australia
Third place  Fiji
Fourth place  Tahiti
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Goals scored 51 (5.1 per match)

The 1998 OFC Nations Cup was held in Brisbane, Australia. The six participating teams were Australia and New Zealand who qualified as of right, Fiji and Vanuatu who qualified from the Melanesia Cup, and Tahiti and the Cook Islands who qualified from the Polynesia Cup. New Zealand beat an Australian team lacking most of their best internationals 1-0 in the final. Fiji defeated Tahiti for third place also.

The results were:

Contents

Qualifying tournament

Melanesia Cup 1998

  Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Fiji 4 3 1 0 8 2 10
 Vanuatu 4 2 1 1 8 6 7
 Solomon Islands 4 2 1 1 8 7 7
 Papua New Guinea 4 1 1 2 3 6 4
 New Caledonia 4 0 0 4 4 10 0

5 September 1998
Fiji  3-0  New Caledonia Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

5 September 1998
Papua New Guinea  1-3  Solomon Islands Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

7 September 1998
Fiji  2-1  Vanuatu Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

7 September 1998
Papua New Guinea  1-0  New Caledonia Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

8 September 1998
Vanuatu  1-1  Papua New Guinea Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

8 September 1998
Solomon Islands  3-2  New Caledonia Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

10 September 1998
Vanuatu  3-1  Solomon Islands Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

10 September 1998
Fiji  2-0  Papua New Guinea Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

12 September 1998
New Caledonia  2-3  Vanuatu Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

12 September 1998
Fiji  1-1  Solomon Islands Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Fiji and Vanuatu qualified for Oceania Nations Cup 1998

Polynesia Cup 1998

  Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Tahiti 4 4 0 0 27 1 12
 Cook Islands 4 2 1 1 8 11 7
 Samoa 4 2 0 2 8 7 6
 Tonga 4 1 1 2 5 9 4
 American Samoa 4 0 0 4 3 23 0

2 September 1998
Cook Islands  2-1  Samoa Cook Islands

2 September 1998
Tonga  3-0  American Samoa Cook Islands

3 September 1998
Tahiti  5-0  Tonga Cook Islands

3 September 1998
Cook Islands  4-3  American Samoa Cook Islands

5 September 1998
Tahiti  5-1  Samoa Cook Islands

5 September 1998
Cook Islands  2-2  Tonga Cook Islands

7 September 1998
Samoa  2-0  Tonga Cook Islands

7 September 1998
Tahiti  12-0  American Samoa Cook Islands

8 September 1998
Samoa  4-0  American Samoa Cook Islands

8 September 1998
Cook Islands  0-5  Tahiti Cook Islands

Tahiti and Cook Islands qualified for Oceania Nations Cup 1998

Final tournament

First round

Group A

Results

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 6 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8
Flag of French Polynesia.svg Tahiti 3 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3
Flag of Vanuatu.svg Vanuatu 0 2 0 0 2 2 13 -11

Match schedule

25 September 1998
New Zealand  1-0  Tahiti Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 900
Referee: Simon Micallef (Australia)
Paama 13' (og) (Report)

28 September 1998
New Zealand  8-1  Vanuatu Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 500
Christie 1'
Coveny 11', 25', 39', 40'
Ryan 34', 65'
Bunce 65'
(Report) Roronamahava 45'

30 September 1998
Tahiti  5-1  Vanuatu Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 400
Referee: Simon Micallef (Australia)
Quennet 9', 10', 74'
Zaveroni 54'
Amaru 75'
(Report) Rarai 82'

Group B

Results

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Australia.svg Australia 6 2 2 0 0 19 1 +18
Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji 3 2 1 0 1 4 3 -1
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg Cook Islands 0 2 0 0 2 0 19 -19

Match schedule

25 September 1998
Australia  3-1  Fiji Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 900
Referee: Bruce Grimshaw (New Zealand)
Mori 2', 25', 44' (Report) Masinisau 62'

28 September 1998
Australia  16-0  Cook Islands Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 600
Referee: Massimo Raveino (Tahiti)
Trimboli 1', 12', 63'
Mori 8', 15', 30', 34'
Maloney 17', 89'
Ceccoli 42'
Trajanovski 48', 68', 76' (pen), 88'
Chipperfield 66'
Halpin 80'
(Report)

30 September 1998
Fiji  3-0  Cook Islands Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 500
Referee: Bruce Grimshaw (New Zealand)
Dickinson 18' (og)
Kilalwaca 54'
Nasema 85'
(Report)

Knockout rounds

  Semifinals Final
2 October 1998 - Brisbane
  New Zealand  1  
  Fiji  0  
 
4 October 1998 - Brisbane
      New Zealand  1
    Australia  0
Third place
2 October 1998 - Brisbane 4 October 1998 - Brisbane
  Australia  4   Fiji  4
  Tahiti  1     Tahiti  2

Semifinals

2 October 1998
New Zealand  1-0  Fiji Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Massimo Raveino (Tahiti)
Hay 88' (Report)

2 October 1998
Australia  4-1  Tahiti Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Intaz Shah (Fiji)
Mori 1', 32', 81'
Veart 86'
(Report) Labaste 55'

Third place

4 October 1998
Fiji  4-2  Tahiti Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Simon Micallef (Australia)
Masi 26', 31'
Lal 28'
Seruvatu 43'
(Report) Rousseau 81', 82'

Final

4 October 1998
New Zealand  1-0  Australia Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Massimo Raveino (Tahiti)
Burton 24' (Report)

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