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2013 OFC U-20 Championship
Tournament details
Host countryFiji
Dates21–29 March
Teams5 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions New Zealand (5th title)
Runners-up Fiji
Third place Vanuatu
Fourth place New Caledonia
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored52 (5.2 per match)
Top scorer(s)Fiji Rusiate Matarerega
Best player(s)New Zealand Louis Fenton

The 2013 OFC U-20 Championship was the 19th edition of the OFC Under 20 Qualifying Tournament, the biennial football championship of Oceania (OFC). The competition was held at two venues in Fiji, from the 21 to 29 March, with the winner qualifying as Oceania's representative at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

New Zealand, the previous title holders, won this year's edition.

Participating teams


Four matchdays were held at Churchill Park in Lautoka with the last matchday being held at Govind Park in Ba.

Group stage

The competition draw was conducted on February 8 at the headquarters of the Oceania confederation in Auckland, New Zealand.[1]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 New Zealand 4 4 0 0 13 2 +11 12
 Fiji 4 3 0 1 8 8 0 9
 Vanuatu 4 2 0 2 12 7 +5 6
 New Caledonia 4 1 0 3 15 13 +2 3
 Papua New Guinea 4 0 0 4 4 22 −18 0
Fiji 3–2 Vanuatu
Rao Goal 58'
Qasevakatini Goal 68'
Matarerega Goal 84'
Report Damalip Goal 5'
Manuhi Goal 23'
Attendance: 2,000
Papua New Guinea 0–5 New Zealand
[1][permanent dead link] Fenton Goal 5' (pen.)11'
Watson Goal 44'
Higham Goal 79'
Boyd Goal 81' (pen.)
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Gerald Oiaka (Solomon Islands)

Vanuatu 0–1 New Zealand
[2] Elia Goal 23'
Attendance: 2,300
Referee: Bertrand Billon (New Caledonia)
Fiji 3–2 New Caledonia
Nakalevu Goal 9'
Matarerega Goal 33'43'
[3] Waelua Goal 28'
Wadriako Goal 88'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Kader Zitouni (Tahiti)

New Zealand 3–2 New Caledonia
Fenton Goal 29' (pen.)
Elia Goal 51'
Turner Goal 56'
[4][permanent dead link] Xalite Goal 17'
Wadriako Goal 25'
Attendance: 500
Referee: Salesh Sand (Fiji)
Vanuatu 6–1 Papua New Guinea
Damalip Goal 25'44'58'
Shem Goal 48'
Tasso Goal 64'
Tabilip Goal 88'
[5][permanent dead link] Aisa Goal 1'
Attendance: 500

New Caledonia 9–3 Papua New Guinea
Xalite Goal 24' (pen.)30'
Bob Goal 28'61'
Ranchain Goal 57'64'
Decoire Goal 71'
Nonmeu Goal 72'
Wadra Goal 77'
Report Awele Goal 4'
Komolong Goal 19'
Airem Goal 39'
Referee: Gerald Oiaka (Solomon Islands)
New Zealand 4–0 Fiji
Fenton Goal 48' (pen.)
Howieson Goal 67'
Watson Goal 69'
Thomas Goal 83'
Referee: Bertrand Billon (New Caledonia)

Papua New Guinea 0–2 Fiji
[7][permanent dead link] Matarerega Goal 13'39'
Referee: Kader Zitouni (Tahiti)
New Caledonia 2–4 Vanuatu
Waelua Goal 69'
Goal 84' (o.g.)
[8][permanent dead link] Kaltack Goal 9'51'64'
Tari Goal 73'
Referee: Salesh Sand (Fiji)


The Golden Ball Award was awarded to the most outstanding player of the tournament. The Golden Glove Award was awarded to the best goalkeeper of the tournament. The Golden Boot Award was awarded to the top scorer of the tournament. The Fair Play Award was awarded to the team with the best disciplinary record at the tournament.

Award Recipient [2]
Golden Ball New Zealand Louis Fenton
Golden Glove New Zealand Max Crocombe
Golden Boot Fiji Rusiate Matarerega (5 goals)
Fair Play Award Vanuatu Vanuatu


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-30. Retrieved 2014-10-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Oceania Football Confederation. "Kiwi duo add to accolades". oceaniafootball.com. Archived from the original on 2013-04-04.
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