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The 1980 OFC Nations Cup was held in Nouméa, New Caledonia. The eight participating teams were Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Tahiti. Australia defeated Tahiti 4-2 in the final to secure a championship title which would last for 16 years. The hosts, New Caledonia, defeated Fiji to finish third.

1980 OFC Nations Cup
1980 Coupe d'Océanie des nations
1980 OFC Aibu te Fenua
Tournament details
Host countryNew Caledonia
Dates24 February – 1 March
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Australia (1st title)
Runners-up Tahiti
Third place New Caledonia
Fourth place Fiji
Tournament statistics
Matches played14
Goals scored94 (6.71 per match)
Top scorer(s)Australia Ian Hunter
Australia Eddie Krncevic
(5 goals each)
1973
1996

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Tahiti 3 3 0 0 21 5 +16 6
2   Fiji 3 2 0 1 10 7 +3 4
3   New Zealand 3 1 0 2 7 8 −1 2
4   Solomon Islands 3 0 0 3 3 21 −18 0
Fiji  3–1  Solomon Islands
Tahiti  3–1  New Zealand
Alfred Wabealo   61'
Andre Wabealo   73'
Erroll Bennett   85'
Steve Sumner   47' (pen.)

Fiji  4–0  New Zealand
D. Chand   10'39'
M. Vuilabasa   31'63'
Tahiti  12–1  Solomon Islands

Tahiti  6–3  Fiji
New Zealand  6–1  Solomon Islands
Michael Groom   6'
Mark Armstrong   16'65'69'
Bill de Graaf   24'39'
E. Karitea   66'

Group BEdit

Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Australia 3 3 0 0 20 2 +18 6
2   New Caledonia 3 2 0 1 12 11 +1 4
3   Papua New Guinea 3 1 0 2 6 22 −16 2
4   New Hebrides 3 0 0 3 6 9 −3 0
Papua New Guinea  4–3  New Hebrides
Australia  8–0  New Caledonia
Danny Moulis   ?'
Ian Hunter   ?'?'
Paul Kay   ?'?'
Eddie Krncevic   ?'?'?'

Australia  11–2  Papua New Guinea
Danny Moulis   ?'
Arno Bertogna   ?'
Vic Bozanic   ?'
Ian Hunter   ?'?'?'
Eddie Krncevic   ?'
Peter Sharne   ?'?'?'?'
Mouagi   ?'
Torea   ?'
New Caledonia  4–3  New Hebrides

Australia  1–0  New Hebrides
Eddie Krncevic   ?'
New Caledonia  8–0  Papua New Guinea

Knockout stageEdit

Third placeEdit

New Caledonia  2–1  Fiji
Jean Xowi   36'
Jacob Xowi   62'
Mohamed Salim   3'

FinalEdit

Australia  4–2  Tahiti
Paul Kay   4'29'
Danny Moulis  
Vic Bozanic  
Andre Wabealo   11'
Erroll Bennett  


 1980 OFC Nations Cup 
 
Australia
1st title

Champions SquadEdit

Coach:   Rudi Gutendorf

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
2DF Alan Davidson (1960-06-01)1 June 1960 (aged 19) 1   South Melbourne
3MF Arno Bertogna (1959-04-09)9 April 1959 (aged 20) 2   Newcastle Australs
2DF Danny Moulis (1960-07-25)25 July 1960 (aged 19) 0   Sydney Olympic
4FW Eddie Krnčević (1960-08-14)14 August 1960 (aged 19) 29   Marconi
3MF George Christopoulos (1960-12-11)11 December 1960 (aged 19) 1   South Melbourne
1GK Greg Woodhouse (1960-01-02)2 January 1960 (aged 20) 8   APIA-Leichhardt
4FW Ian Hunter (1961-08-10)10 August 1961 (aged 18) 0   Blacktown City
4FW Mark Brusasco (1960-08-24)24 August 1960 (aged 19) 0   Brisbane City
3MF Paul Kay (1962-05-18)18 May 1962 (aged 17) 0   St. George
3MF Peter Raskopoulos (1962-02-22)22 February 1962 (aged 18) 0   Sydney Olympic
3MF Peter Sharne (1956-03-22)22 March 1956 (aged 23) 16   Marconi
3MF Steve Blair (1961-12-28)28 December 1961 (aged 18) 0
2DF Steve Hogg (1960-02-14)14 February 1960 (aged 20) 1   Brisbane Lions
3MF Theo Selemidis (1959-10-27)27 October 1959 (aged 20) 0   Heidelberg United
2DF Vic Bozanic (1957-10-30)30 October 1957 (aged 22) 0   West Adelaide
1GK Yakka Banovic (1956-11-12)12 November 1956 (aged 23) 0   Derby County

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