2002 OFC Nations Cup
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2002 OFC Nations Cup

2002 OFC Nations Cup
2002 OFC Kapu o K?ngitanga
Tournament details
Host countryNew Zealand
Dates5-14 July
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions New Zealand
Runners-up Australia
Third place Tahiti
Fourth place Vanuatu
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored64 (4 per match)
Top scorer(s)Australia Bobby Despotovski
Australia Joel Porter
New Zealand Chris Killen
New Zealand Jeff Campbell (5 goals)
2000
2004

The 2002 OFC Nations Cup took place in New Zealand, between 5 and 14 July 2002.

The competition was divided into two group stages, with a knockout tournament at the end. Before the tournament, 11 of the nations were seeded according to their 2001 FIFA ranking, while New Caledonia was placed last by default, as it was not a FIFA member.

The six lowest-ranked teams took part in the first stage of qualifying, in which the two highest placed teams at the end of the round-robin stage gained qualification to the second group stage, made up of the six highest-ranked teams. The remaining eight teams were then split into two groups of four, with the top two nations from each group progressing to the knockout stage.

Australia failed to defend the title they won in 2000. They were beaten by New Zealand in the final, with Ryan Nelsen scoring the winning goal.

Qualification

See 2002 OFC Nations Cup qualification.

Squads

See 2002 OFC Nations Cup squads.

Group stage

Group A

Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Australia 3 3 0 0 21 0 +21 9
2  Vanuatu 3 2 0 1 2 2 0 6
3  Fiji 3 1 0 2 2 10 -8 3
4  New Caledonia 3 0 0 3 1 14 -13 0
Fiji 2-1 New Caledonia
Toma Goal 23
Bukaudi Goal 49
[1] Sinedo Goal 79
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Derek Rugg (New Zealand)
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Charles Ariiotima (Tahiti)

Attendance: 800
Referee: Joakim Sosongan (Papua New Guinea)
Australia 11-0 New Caledonia
Despotovski Goal 256 (pen.)7677
Horvat Goal 15
Chipperfield Goal 2235
Mori Goal 34
Costanzo Goal 83
Porter Goal 86
Trimboli Goal 90+
[4]
Attendance: 200
Referee: Derek Rugg (New Zealand)

Attendance: 500
Referee: Charles Ariiotima (Tahiti)
Australia 8-0 Fiji
Milicic Goal 4
Porter Goal 7124552
Juric Goal 36
Trimboli Goal 46
De Amicis Goal 89
[6]
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Derek Rugg (New Zealand)

Group B

Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 19 2 +17 9
2  Tahiti 3 2 0 1 6 7 -1 6
3  Solomon Islands 3 0 1 2 3 9 -6 1
4  Papua New Guinea 3 0 1 2 2 12 -10 1
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Harry Attison (Vanuatu)

New Zealand 9-1 Papua New Guinea
Killen Goal 9102851
Campbell Goal 2785
Nelsen Goal 54
Burton Goal 87
De Gregorio Goal 90+
[10] Aisa Goal 35 (pen.)
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Leone Rakaroi (Fiji)

Tahiti 3-1 Papua New Guinea
Garcia Goal 29
Tagawa Goal 4964
[11] Davani Goal 43
Attendance: 800
Referee: Leonie Rakaroi (Fiji)

New Zealand 6-1 Solomon Islands
Vicelich Goal 2845
Urlovic Goal 42
Campbell Goal 5075
Burton Goal 88
[12] Fa'arodo Goal 73
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Harry Attison (Vanuatu)

Knockout stage

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
12 July - Auckland
 
 
 Australia 2
 
14 July - Auckland
 
 Tahiti 1
 
 Australia 0
 
12 July - Auckland
 
 New Zealand 1
 
 New Zealand 3
 
 
 Vanuatu 0
 
Third place
 
 
14 July - Auckland
 
 
 Tahiti 1
 
 
 Vanuatu 0

Semifinals

Attendance: 400
Referee: Derek Rugg (New Zealand)
New Zealand 3-0 Vanuatu
Burton Goal 1365
Killen Goal 23
[14]
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Matthew Breeze (Australia)

Third place match

Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Leone Rakaroi (Fiji)

Final

Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Charles Ariiotima (Tahiti)


 2002 OFC Nations Cup Winners 

New Zealand
Third title

Goalscorers

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

External links

  • RSSF Accessed 21 February 2010.

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