2000 OFC Nations Cup

2000 OFC Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host country  Tahiti
Dates 16 June - 28 June
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Australia (3rd title)
Runners-up  New Zealand
Third place  Solomon Islands
Fourth place  Vanuatu
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Goals scored 48 (4.8 per match)
Top scorer(s) Australia Craig Foster (5)
Australia Clayton Zane (5)

The 2000 OFC Nations Cup was held in Papeete, Tahiti. The six participating teams were Australia and New Zealand who qualified as of right, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu who qualified from the Melanesia Cup, the Cook Islands and Tahiti who qualified from the Polynesia Cup. Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 in the final. The Solomon Islands beat Vanuatu 2-1 for third place.

Fiji qualified to this edition but then withdrew due to the 2000 Fijian coup d'état and was replaced by Vanuatu.

The results were:

Contents

Qualifying Tournament

Melanesia Cup 2000

  Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Fiji 4 3 1 0 13 4 10
 Solomon Islands 4 2 1 1 10 9 7
 Vanuatu 4 2 0 2 12 7 6
 New Caledonia 4 2 0 2 11 11 6
 Papua New Guinea 4 0 0 4 4 19 0

April 8, 2000
Fiji  5-0  Papua New Guinea Suva, Fiji
Manoa Masi
Marika Namaqa
Esala Masi
Emoel B
K Doidoi

April 8, 2000
New Caledonia  4-2  Solomon Islands Suva, Fiji
Didler W
Marius M
Steve L
J Pibee
Batram Suri
Noel Berry

April 10, 2000
Solomon Islands  2-1  Vanuatu Suva, Fiji
Noel Berry
Patteson Daudau
V Noel

April 10, 2000
Fiji  2-1  New Caledonia Suva, Fiji
Manoa Masi
A Driu
Didier W

April 11, 2000
New Caledonia  6-1  Papua New Guinea Suva, Fiji
W Didler
M Patrice
M Marius
F Yues
P Joris
E Alexander
S Mali

April 11, 2000
Fiji  4-1  Vanuatu Suva, Fiji
Esala Masinisau 2
B Lorima 2
Richard Iwai

April 13, 2000
Vanuatu  6-0  New Caledonia Suva, Fiji
C Seimata
Hubert Reuben
Richard Iwai 2
H George 2

April 13, 2000
Solomon Islands  4-2  Papua New Guinea Suva, Fiji
Jack Samani
Noel Berry
Patteson Daudau 2
L Isalah
E Geoferey

April 15, 2000
Papua New Guinea  1-4  Vanuatu Suva, Fiji
P Paliwa C Berry
N Vari 2
Hubert Reuben

April 15, 2000
Fiji  2-2  Solomon Islands Suva, Fiji
Emosi Baleinuku
A Driu
Batram Suri
Patteson Daudau

Solomon Islands and Vanuatu* qualified for Oceania Nations Cup 2000

  • Fiji were replaced by Vanuatu (due to civil unrest taking place in Fiji).

Polynesia Cup 2000

  Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Tahiti 4 4 0 0 30 2 12
 Cook Islands 4 3 0 1 8 5 9
 Samoa 4 2 0 2 13 6 6
 Tonga 4 1 0 3 4 15 3
 American Samoa 4 0 0 4 2 29 0

June 6, 2000
Tonga  0-4  Samoa Paranuu Stadium
Papeete, Tahiti

June 6, 2000
Tahiti  18-0  American Samoa Paranuu Stadium
Papeete, Tahiti

June 8, 2000
Tahiti  2-1  Samoa Paranuu Stadium
Papeete, Tahiti

June 8, 2000
Cook Islands  2-1  Tonga Paranuu Stadium
Papeete, Tahiti
George Mani 32'
Niki Te Miha 91'
 ? 65' pen

June 10, 2000
Tahiti  8-1  Tonga Paranuu Stadium
Papeete, Tahiti

June 10, 2000
Cook Islands  3-0  American Samoa Paranuu Stadium
Papeete, Tahiti
Ine Mani
Mark Jamieson
Eddie Drollett 90'

June 12, 2000
Samoa  6-1  American Samoa Paranuu Stadium
Papeete, Tahiti

June 12, 2000
Tahiti  2-0  Cook Islands Paranuu Stadium
Papeete, Tahiti

June 14, 2000
Tonga  2-1  American Samoa Paranuu Stadium
Papeete, Tahiti

June 14, 2000
Cook Islands  3-2  Samoa Paranuu Stadium
Papeete, Tahiti

Tahiti and Cook Islands qualified for Oceania Nations Cup 2000

Final tournament

First round

Group A

Results

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Australia 6 2 2 0 0 23 0 +23
 Solomon Islands 3 2 1 0 1 5 7 -2
 Cook Islands 0 2 0 0 2 1 22 -21
19 June 2000
Australia  17–0  Cook Islands Stade Pater, Papeete, Tahiti
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Leaustic (Tahiti)
Agostino 18', 68'
Muscat 21', 45' (pen)
Tiatto 24'
Foster 30', 42', 51', 80'
Zdrilic 35', 65'
Lazaridis 55'
Popovic 60'
Corica 70'
Zane 82', 87', 89'
(Report)

21 June 2000
Solomon Islands  5–1  Cook Islands Stade Pater, Papeete, Tahiti
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Attison (Vanuatu)
Suri 33'
Menapi 47'
Samani 63'
Omokirio 74'
Kotto 88'
(Report) Shepherd 55'

23 June 2000
Australia  6–0  Solomon Islands Stade Pater, Papeete, Tahiti
Attendance: 300
Referee: Sosongan (Papua New Guinea)
Chipperfield 6'
Zane 13', 35'
Omokirio 36' (OG)
Muscat 39' (pen)
Cardozo 43'
(Report)

Group B

Results

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 New Zealand 6 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4
 Vanuatu 3 2 1 0 1 4 5 -1
 Tahiti 0 2 0 0 2 2 5 -3
19 Jun 2000
New Zealand  2 – 0  Tahiti Stade Pater
Papeete, Tahiti
Attendance: 1000
Kris Bouckenooghe 27'
Chris Jackson 78

21 Jun 2000
New Zealand  3 – 1  Vanuatu Stade Pater
Papeete, Tahiti
Chris Killen 47', 84'
Jonathan Perry 56
Richard Iwai 14'

22 Jun 2000
Vanuatu  3 – 2  Tahiti Stade Pater
Papeete, Tahiti
Attendance: 500
Jimmy Ben 49'
Richard Iwai 60'
Georgina Tura 77'
Jean-Loup Rousseau 2' pen
Harold Amaru 87'

Knockout stage

Semi-finals

25 Jun 2000
Australia  1 – 0  Vanuatu Stade Pater
Papeete, Tahiti
Attendance: 300
Kevin Muscat 5' pen

25 Jun 2000
New Zealand  2 – 0  Solomon Islands Stade Pater
Papeete, Tahiti
Attendance: 500
Simon Elliott Goal 51' Goal 55'

Third Place

28 Jun 2000
Solomon Islands  2 – 1  Vanuatu Stade Pater
Papeete, Tahiti
Attendance: 300
Commins Menapi 53'
Gideon Omokirio 69' pen
Lexa Bibi 35'

Final

28 Jun 2000
Australia  2 – 0  New Zealand Stade Pater
Papeete, Tahiti
Attendance: 300
Shaun Murphy 40'
Craig Foster 66'

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