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The 2000 OFC Nations Cup was held in Papeete, Tahiti. The six participating teams were Australia and New Zealand who qualified as of right, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu who qualified from the Melanesia Cup, the Cook Islands and Tahiti who qualified from the Polynesia Cup. Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 in the final. The Solomon Islands beat Vanuatu 2-1 for third place.

2000 OFC Nations Cup
2000 Coupe d'Océanie des nations
2000 OFC Aibu te Fenua
Tournament details
Host countryTahiti
Dates19–28 June
Teams6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Australia (3rd title)
Runners-up New Zealand
Third place Solomon Islands
Fourth place Vanuatu
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored48 (4.8 per match)
Top scorer(s)Australia Craig Foster
Australia Clayton Zane
(5 goals each)
1998
2002

Fiji qualified to this edition but then withdrew due to the 2000 Fijian coup d'état and was replaced by Vanuatu.

QualificationEdit

2000 Melanesia CupEdit

Team P W D L GF GA Pts
1   Fiji 4 3 1 0 13 4 10
2   Solomon Islands 4 2 1 1 10 9 7
3   Vanuatu 4 2 0 2 12 7 6
4   New Caledonia 4 2 0 2 11 11 6
5   Papua New Guinea 4 0 0 4 4 19 0

Solomon Islands and Vanuatu* qualified.

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

2000 Polynesia CupEdit

Team P W D L GF GA Pts
1   Tahiti 4 4 0 0 30 2 12
2   Cook Islands 4 3 0 1 8 5 9
3   Samoa 4 2 0 2 13 6 6
4   Tonga 4 1 0 3 4 15 3
5   American Samoa 4 0 0 4 2 29 0

Tahiti and Cook Islands qualified.

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Australia 2 2 0 0 23 0 +23 6
2   Solomon Islands 2 1 0 1 5 7 –2 3
3   Cook Islands 2 0 0 2 1 22 –21 0
Australia  17–0  Cook Islands
Agostino   18'68'
Muscat   21'45' (pen.)
Tiatto   24'
Foster   30'42'51'80'
Zdrilic   35'65'
Lazaridis   55'
Popovic   60'
Corica   70'
Zane   82'87'89'
[1]
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Ronan Leaustic (Tahiti)

Solomon Islands  5–1  Cook Islands
Suri   33'
Menapi   47'
Samani   63'
Omokirio   74'
Koto   88'
[2] Shepherd   55'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Harry Attison (Vanuatu)

Australia  6–0  Solomon Islands
Chipperfield   6'
Zane   13'35'
Omokirio   36' (o.g.)
Muscat   39' (pen.)
Cardozo   43'
[3]
Attendance: 300
Referee: Joakim Sosongan (Papua New Guinea)

Group BEdit

Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   New Zealand 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
2   Vanuatu 2 1 0 1 4 5 –1 3
3   Tahiti 2 0 0 2 2 5 –3 0
New Zealand  2–0  Tahiti
Kris Bouckenooghe   27'
Chris Jackson   78'
Attendance: 1,000

New Zealand  3–1  Vanuatu
Chris Killen   47'84'
Jonathan Perry   56'
Richard Iwai   14'
Attendance: 500

Vanuatu  3–2  Tahiti
Jimmy Ben   49'
Richard Iwai   60'
Georgina Tura   77'
Jean-Loup Rousseau   2' (pen.)
Harold Amaru   87'
Attendance: 300

Knockout stageEdit

SemifinalsEdit

Australia  1–0  Vanuatu
Kevin Muscat   5' (pen.)
Attendance: 300
New Zealand  2–0  Solomon Islands
Simon Elliott   51'55'
Attendance: 500

Third place matchEdit

Solomon Islands  2–1  Vanuatu
Commins Menapi   53'
Gideon Omokirio   69' (pen.)
Lexa Bibi 35'
Attendance: 300

FinalEdit

Australia  2–0  New Zealand
Shaun Murphy   40'
Craig Foster   66'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Harry Attison (Vanuatu)

GoalscorersEdit

External linksEdit

  • RSSSF Accessed 21 February 2010.