1996 OFC Nations Cup

The 1996 OFC Nations Cup 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.

1996 OFC Nations Cup
Tournament details
Dates10 November 1995 – 1 November 1996
Teams4 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Australia (2nd title)
Runners-up Tahiti
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored18 (3 per match)
Top scorer(s)Australia Kris Trajanovski (7 goals)
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The four participating teams were Australia and New Zealand who qualified as of right, Solomon Islands who qualified as Melanesia Cup holders, and Tahiti who qualified as Polynesia Cup holders.

The semifinals between Australia and New Zealand was also valid for the 1995 Trans-Tasman Cup.

QualificationEdit

Melanesia Cup 1994Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Solomon Islands (C, H) 4 4 0 0 10 1 +9 12 Advance to 1996 OFC Nations Cup
2   Fiji 4 3 0 1 8 4 +4 9
3   Papua New Guinea 4 1 1 2 2 4 −2 4
4   New Caledonia 4 1 0 3 5 9 −4 3
5   Vanuatu 4 0 1 3 5 12 −7 1
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (H) Host

Solomon Islands qualified.

Polynesia Cup 1994Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Tahiti (C) 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 9 Advance to 1996 OFC Nations Cup
2   Tonga 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3   Western Samoa (H) 3 1 1 1 5 10 −5 4
4   American Samoa 3 0 0 3 3 7 −4 0
Source: [1]
(C) Champion; (H) Host

Tahiti qualified.

Final tournamentEdit

SemifinalsEdit

New Zealand  0–0  Australia
Australia  3–0  New Zealand
Damian Mori   33'
Paul Wade   45' (pen.)
Joe Spiteri   51'

Australia won 3–0 on aggregate.


Solomon Islands  0–1  Tahiti
Jean-Loup Rousseau   72'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Intaz Shah (Fiji)
Tahiti  2–1  Solomon Islands
Jean-Loup Rousseau   46'
Macha Gatien   88'
Robert Seni   81'
Attendance: 15,000

Tahiti won 3–1 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Tahiti  0–6  Australia
Ernie Tapai   5'
Paul Trimboli   20'
Kris Trajanovski   25', 28', 44', 89'
Attendance: 5,000
Australia  5–0  Tahiti
Robbie Hooker   11'
Kris Trajanovski   21', 36', 54'
Rupena Raumati   31' (o.g.)
Attendance: 9,421
Referee: Intaz Shah (Fiji)

Australia won 11–0 on aggregate.

GoalscorersEdit

7 goals
2 goals
  •   Jean-Loup Rousseau
1 goal
Own goal
  •   Rupena Raumati (playing against Australia)

ReferencesEdit

  • RSSSF Accessed 21 February 2010.
  1. ^ Morrison, Neil. "Polynesian Cup 1994". www.rsssf.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 22 April 2020.