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2012 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament

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2012 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
Tournament details
Host countryNew Zealand
CityTaupo
Dates16–25 March 2012
Teams7 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions New Zealand
Runners-up Fiji
Third place Vanuatu
Fourth place Papua New Guinea
Tournament statistics
Matches played13
Goals scored63 (4.85 per match)
Attendance4,250 (327 per match)
Top scorer(s)Solomon Islands Ian Paia (7 goals)
Best player(s)Fiji Esava Naqeleca
2008
2015

The 2012 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament was the qualifying tournament to the football competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London for the member nations of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC).[1] The tournament was played in New Zealand, after an OFC decision to strip Fiji of the rights to host the tournament was made in January 2012. It was announced on 7 February 2012 that Taupo would host the qualifiers, with the sole venue being Owen Delany Park.[2]

New Zealand won the tournament and qualified for the Olympic Games.

Participating teams

Squads

Group stage

The teams' paths to the Olympics were revealed on 17 February 2012.[3]

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Fiji 3 3 0 0 11 2 +9 9
 Vanuatu 3 2 0 1 10 2 +8 6
 Solomon Islands 3 1 0 2 16 4 +12 3
 American Samoa 3 0 0 3 2 31 −29 0
Solomon Islands 0–2 Fiji
Report Esava Naqeleca Goal 18'
Archie Watkins Goal 65'
Vanuatu 8–0 American Samoa
Roddy Lenga Goal 10'23'
Robert Tasso Goal 13' (pen.)21'
Silas Namatak Goal 81'83'86'
Barry Mansale Goal 89'
Report
Attendance: 200
Referee: Bertrand Billon (New Caledonia)

American Samoa 1–7 Fiji
Ailoa Tualaulelei Goal 66' Report Jone Salauneune Goal 12'
Misaele Draunibaka Goal 56'58'
Esava Naqeleca Goal 63'65'
Samuela Drudru Goal 72'
Archie Watkins Goal 88'
Attendance: 250
Referee: Isidore Assiene-Ambassa (New Caledonia)
Solomon Islands 0–1 Vanuatu
Report Jean Kaltack Goal 61'
Attendance: 400

American Samoa 1–16 Solomon Islands
Shalom Luani Goal 5' Report[permanent dead link] Ian Paia Goal 22'26'32' (pen.)58' (pen.)63'73'84'
Jerry Donga Goal 50'
Himson Teleda Goal 52'
Micah Lea'alafa Goal 55'69'74'
Chris Tafoa Goal 67'
Karol Kakate Goal 77'79'
Johan Doiwale Goal 89'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Bertrand Billon (New Caledonia)
Fiji 2–1 Vanuatu
Esava Naqeleca Goal 20'
Jone Salauneune Goal 41'
Report Jean Kaltack Goal 62'
Attendance: 150

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 New Zealand 2 2 0 0 11 0 +11 6
 Papua New Guinea 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2 3
 Tonga 2 0 0 2 0 13 −13 0
New Zealand 1–0 Papua New Guinea
Sean Lovemore Goal 73' Report
Attendance: 550
Referee: Gerald Oiaka (Solomon Islands)

Papua New Guinea 3–0 Tonga
Vanya Malagian Goal 6'
Nigel Dabinyaba Goal 47'
Jamal Seeto Goal 86'
Report
Attendance: 150
Referee: Bruce George (Vanuatu)

Tonga 0–10 New Zealand
Report Greg Draper Goal 23'
Jason Hicks Goal 33'
Daniel Saric Goal 43'
Louis Fenton Goal 52'54'
Ethan Gailbraith Goal 72'73'
Sean Lovemore Goal 77'90'
James Musa Goal 81'
Attendance: 200
Referee: Gerald Oiaka (Solomon Islands)

Knockout stage

Due to the delay in the final group matches, the knockout stage was postponed by one day from the original schedule.[5]

 
Semi finalsFinal
 
      
 
23 March
 
 
 Fiji3
 
25 March
 
 Papua New Guinea0
 
 Fiji0
 
23 March
 
 New Zealand1
 
 New Zealand3
 
 
 Vanuatu2
 
Third place play-off
 
 
25 March
 
 
 Papua New Guinea0
 
 
 Vanuatu1

Semi finals

Fiji 3–0 Papua New Guinea
Esava Naqeleca Goal 25' (pen.)60' (pen.)
Zibraaz Sahib Goal 71'
Report[permanent dead link]
Attendance: 200
Referee: Bertrand Billon (New Caledonia)
New Zealand 3–2 Vanuatu
Louis Fenton Goal 5'
James Musa Goal 8'
Greg Draper Goal 27'
Report Jean Kaltack Goal 74'
Kensi Tangis Goal 90+1'
Attendance: 400

Third place play-off

Papua New Guinea 0–1 Vanuatu
Report Jean Kaltack Goal 38'
Attendance: 400
Referee: Gerald Oiaka (Solomon Islands)

Final

Fiji 0–1 New Zealand
Report Greg Draper Goal 18' (pen.)
Attendance: 1,250

Awards

A number of awards were announced at the conclusion of the tournament.[6]

Player of the tournament Best goalkeeper Top scorer Fairplay Award
Fiji Esava Naqeleca New Zealand Jake Gleeson Solomon Islands Ian Paia (7 goals)  Tonga

Goal scorers

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Matches postponed from 20 March 2012 due to extreme weather conditions in Taupo.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Schedule set for key competitions". Oceania Football Confederation. 6 February 2012. Archived from the original on 7 February 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Taupo confirmed as host". Oceania Football Confederation. 7 February 2012. Archived from the original on 11 February 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Path to London unveiled". Oceania Football Confederation. 17 February 2012. Archived from the original on 4 June 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Day three matches postponed". Oceania Football Confederation. 20 March 2012. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Revised schedule for knock-out stage". Oceania Football Confederation. 20 March 2012. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Oly Whites book ticket to London". Oceania Football Confederation. 25 March 2012. Archived from the original on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
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