1988 Melanesia Cup

The 1988 Melanesia Cup was the first Melanesia Cup football tournament held. It took place in Solomon Islands and four teams participated in the tournament: Fiji, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

1988 Melanesia Cup
Tournament details
Host countrySolomon Islands
Dates21–26 October
Teams4 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Fiji (1st title)
Runners-up Solomon Islands
Third place Vanuatu
Tournament statistics
Matches played8
Goals scored30 (3.75 per match)
1989

The teams played each other according to a round-robin format, and the top two teams (Fiji and Solomon Islands) played off in a final to determine the winner. New Caledonia and Vanuatu also played each other, on the same day as the final, to determine third place.

Fiji won the tournament with a 3–1 victory in the final, while Vanuatu retained third place by defeating New Caledonia 1–0.

First roundEdit

Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Fiji 3 2 1 0 11 1 +10 5
  Solomon Islands 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 5
  New Caledonia 3 1 0 2 6 4 +2 2
  Vanuatu 3 0 0 3 1 19 −18 0

Fiji  1–1  Solomon Islands

New Caledonia  6–1  Vanuatu

New Caledonia  0–1  Solomon Islands

Fiji  8–0  Vanuatu

Vanuatu  0–5  Solomon Islands

Fiji  2–0  New Caledonia

3rd/4th placesEdit

Vanuatu  1–0  New Caledonia

FinalEdit

Solomon Islands  1–3  Fiji

ReferencesEdit

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