2008 Oceanian Futsal Championship

The 2008 OFC Futsal Championship was the fifth edition of the main international futsal tournament of the Oceanian region. It took place in Suva, Fiji from 8 June to 14 June 2008.

2008 Oceanian Futsal Championship
Tournament details
Host countryFiji
Dates8–14 June 2008
Teams7 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Solomon Islands (1st title)
Runners-up Tahiti
Third place Vanuatu
Fourth place New Zealand
Tournament statistics
Matches played21
Goals scored163 (7.76 per match)
2004
2009
All statistics correct as of 28 August 2008.

The tournament also acted as a qualifying tournament for the 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Brazil. The Solomon Islands won the tournament, and qualified for the World Cup.

This was the first OFC Futsal Championship tournament not to include Australia as they left the OFC to join the Asian Football Confederation in 2006.

ChampionshipEdit

The seven participating teams played each on a single round-robin format. The top team of the group, the Solomon Islands, won the championship and got a ticket to 2008 Futsal World Cup in Brazil.

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Solomon Islands 6 5 0 1 41 19 +22 15
  Tahiti 6 4 1 1 21 12 +9 13
  Vanuatu 6 4 0 2 29 8 +21 12
  New Zealand 6 3 0 3 22 16 +6 9
  Fiji 6 3 0 3 31 31 0 9
  New Caledonia 6 1 1 4 22 30 -8 4
  Tuvalu 6 0 0 6 7 57 -50 0
Solomon Islands  5–1  New Zealand
Tuvalu  0–6  Vanuatu
Fiji  4–2  New Caledonia
New Zealand  2–1  Vanuatu
Solomon Islands  8–5  New Caledonia
Tuvalu  1–3  Tahiti
Vanuatu  11–1  New Caledonia
New Zealand  2–3  Tahiti
Solomon Islands  11–6  Fiji
New Caledonia  2–2  Tahiti
Vanuatu  5–2  Fiji
New Zealand  13–1  Tuvalu
Tahiti  9–2  Fiji
New Caledonia  10–2  Tuvalu
Vanuatu  5–2  Solomon Islands
Fiji  13–2  Tuvalu
Tahiti  2–4  Solomon Islands
New Caledonia  2–3  New Zealand
Tuvalu  0–12  Solomon Islands
Fiji  4–1  New Zealand
Tahiti  2–1  Vanuatu
Oceanian Futsal Championship
2008 Winners
 
Solomon Islands
1st Title

ReferencesEdit

OFC Releases Draw for 2008 OFC Futsal