2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – OFC First Round

This page provides the summaries of the Oceania Football Confederation First Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.

FormatEdit

In this round the four lowest ranked entrants played a single round-robin tournament from 22 to 26 November 2011, held in Apia, Samoa.[1]

The winner advanced to the 2012 OFC Nations Cup, scheduled for the Solomon Islands from 1–12 June 2012, to join the other seven teams which received a bye into the second round. The Nations Cup served as the second round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The qualification event was to be the football competition at the 2011 Pacific Games in Nouméa, New Caledonia. However, in June 2011, the format was amended, and the Pacific Games are no longer be part of the qualification process.

Participating teamsEdit

The July 2011 FIFA World ranking, as well as other "sporting considerations", was used to determine the teams that participated in the first round.[2]

VenuesEdit

All matches were held at the National Soccer Stadium of Samoa in Apia

National Soccer Stadium
  Apia, Samoa
13°50′12″S 171°45′7″W / 13.83667°S 171.75194°W / -13.83667; -171.75194
Capacity: 3,500

MatchesEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts        
  Samoa 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7 1–1
  Tonga 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  American Samoa 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 0–1 2–1 1–1
  Cook Islands 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1 2–3 1–2
  Winner qualified for the 2012 OFC Nations Cup
American Samoa  2–1  Tonga
Ott   43'
Luani   74'
Report Feao   88'
Cook Islands  2–3  Samoa
Best   35'84' Report Gosche   19'36'
Bell   90+1'

American Samoa  1–1  Cook Islands
Luani   24' Report Luvu   62' (o.g.)
Samoa  1–1  Tonga
Easthope   43' (pen.) Report Taufahema   81'
Attendance: 180
Referee: Averii Jacques (Tahiti)

Tonga  2–1  Cook Islands
Maamaaloa   26'
Falatau   90'
Report Harmon   35'
Attendance: 200
Referee: Isidore Assiene-Ambassa (New Caledonia)
Samoa  1–0  American Samoa
Malo   89' Report

GoalscorersEdit

There were 16 goals scored in 6 games, for an average of 2.67 goals per game.

2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Order of matches of final day amended from original schedule.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Men's Nations Cup Schedule & Results
  2. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil - Preliminary Competition Format and Draw Procedures - Oceanian Zone" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  3. ^ "Amendment to order of matches". Oceania Football Confederation. 26 November 2011. Archived from the original on 29 November 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2011.

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