2000 Melanesia Cup

The Melanesia Cup 2000 was the seventh and the last Melanesia-wide tournament ever held. It took place in Fiji and five teams participated: Fiji, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu and served for the third time as an Oceania Nations Cup qualifier.

2000 Melanesia Cup
Tournament details
Host countryFiji
Dates8–15 April
Teams5 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Fiji (5th title)
Runners-up Solomon Islands
Third place Vanuatu
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored50 (5 per match)
1998

The teams played each other according to a round-robin format with Fiji winning the tournament for the fifth time and qualifying to the Oceania Nations Cup 2000 along with Solomon Islands. However, 3rd place Vanuatu replaced Fiji at the latter Cup due to civil unrest in Fiji following a coup by George Speight, who overthrew Fiji's democratically elected government.

ResultsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Fiji (C, H) 4 3 1 0 13 4 +9 10
2   Solomon Islands 4 2 1 1 10 9 +1 7 Advance to 2000 OFC Nations Cup
3   Vanuatu 4 2 0 2 12 7 +5 6
4   New Caledonia 4 2 0 2 11 11 0 6
5   Papua New Guinea 4 0 0 4 4 19 −15 0
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (H) Host.
Fiji  5–0  Papua New Guinea
Manoa Masi
Marika Namaqa
Esala Masi
Emoel B
K Doidoi

New Caledonia  4–2  Solomon Islands
Didler W
Marius M
Steve L
J Pibee
Batram Suri
Noel Berry

Solomon Islands  2–1  Vanuatu
Noel Berry
Patteson Daudau
V Noel

Fiji  2–1  New Caledonia
Manoa Masi
A Driu
Didier W

New Caledonia  6–1  Papua New Guinea
W Didler
M Patrice
M Marius
F Yues
P Joris
E Alexander
S Mali

Fiji  4–1  Vanuatu
Esala Masinisau 2
B Lorima 2
Richard Iwai

Vanuatu  6–0  New Caledonia
C Seimata
Hubert Reuben
Richard Iwai 2
H George 2

Solomon Islands  4–2  Papua New Guinea
Jack Samani
Noel Berry
Patteson Daudau 2
L Isalah
E Geoferey

Papua New Guinea  1–4  Vanuatu
P Paliwa C Berry
N Vari 2
Hubert Reuben

Solomon Islands and Vanuatu* qualified for Oceania Nations Cup 2000

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

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