1998 OFC Women's Championship

The 1998 OFC Women's Championship, also known as the VI Ladies Oceania Nations Cup[1] was held in Auckland, New Zealand between 9 October & 17 October 1998. It was the sixth staging of the OFC Women's Championship. The 1998 OFC Women's Championship, like its previous edition, served as the OFC's qualifying tournament for the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup. OFC's only berth was given to the winner – Australia.

1998 OFC Women's Championship
Tournament details
Host countryNew Zealand
Dates9–17 October
Teams6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Australia (2nd title)
Runners-up New Zealand
Third place Papua New Guinea
Fourth place Fiji
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored112 (11.2 per match)
Top scorer(s)New Zealand Pernille Andersen
(15 goals)
1994
2003

Participating nationsEdit

Of the twelve nations affiliated to the Oceania Football Confederation, six entered the tournament.

Team Tournament
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
  American Samoa 1st
  Australia 6th 1994 Winners (1994)
  Fiji 2nd 1983 4th (1983)
  New Zealand 6th 1994 Winners (1983, 1991)
  Papua New Guinea 4th 1994 3rd (1991, 1994)
  Samoa 1st

Did not enterEdit

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  New Zealand 2 2 0 0 35 0 +35 6
  Fiji 2 1 0 1 5 14 −9 3
  Samoa 2 0 0 2 0 26 −26 0
New Zealand  21–0  Samoa
Andersen   9', 11', 18', 38', 45', ?'
Henderson   16', 75', 78', 86'
Haskell   12', 28', 40', 67'
Unknown   22' (o.g.)
Cox   52', 83'
Smith   62', 66'
Crawford   64'
Jackman   82'
Report

New Zealand  14–0  Fiji
Andersen   6', 9', ?', 45+?', 47', 77', ?'
Haskell   17', 29', 32'
Ruscoe   31'
Cox   45+?'
Crawford   65'
Smith   ?'
Report

Fiji  5–0  Samoa
Kubulala   ?'[2]

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Australia 2 2 0 0 29 0 +29 6
  Papua New Guinea 2 1 0 1 9 8 +1 3
  American Samoa 2 0 0 2 0 30 −30 0
Australia  21–0  American Samoa
Thomas   4', 35', 55'
Casagrande   19', 59'
Tann-Darby   28'
Salisbury   29', 58', 72', 81'
Black   37', 68', 88', 90+5'
Ferguson   44', 79'
Taylor   50'
Forman   66'
Peters   78'
Boyd   90+6'
Report

Australia  8–0  Papua New Guinea
Black   3', 18', 22'
Casagrande   28'
Salisbury   66', 67', 86'
Boyd   90+2'
Report

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
15 October
 
 
  New Zealand5
 
17 October – Auckland
 
  Papua New Guinea0
 
  New Zealand1
 
15 October
 
  Australia3
 
  Australia17
 
 
  Fiji0
 
Third place
 
 
17 October
 
 
  Papua New Guinea7
 
 
  Fiji1

Semi-finalsEdit

New Zealand  5–0  Papua New Guinea
Andersen   6', 55' (p)
Henderson   38'
Carlisle   ?'
Cox   40'
Report

Australia  17–0  Fiji
Murray   3', 23', 47'
Iannotta   7', 43'
Boyd   23', 39'
Black   33', 40', 55'
Peters   49', 53', 58', 81'
Ferguson   69', 72'
Salisbury   83'
Report

Third place playoffEdit

Papua New Guinea  7–1  Fiji

FinalEdit

New Zealand  1–3  Australia
Smith   77' Report Murray   2'
Starr   13'
Casagrande   66'
Attendance: 2000

Australia won the tournament and qualified for 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup.

AwardsEdit

 1998 OFC Women's Championship Winners 
 
Australia
Second title

GoalscorersEdit

15 goals
10 goals
8 goals
7 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goals
Unknown goalscorers
Own goal
  •   Unknown player (playing against New Zealand)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football VI Ladies Oceania Nations Cup 1998 - played in Auckland (NZL) +13 GMT - Winner Australia".
  2. ^ "11/10/98".
  3. ^ "11/10/98".

External linksEdit