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2016 OFC U-20 Championship

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2016 OFC U-20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Tonga (preliminary stage)
 Vanuatu (final stage)
Dates21–27 June 2016 (preliminary stage)
3–17 September 2016 (final stage)
Teams8 (final stage)
11 (total) (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions New Zealand (6th title)
Runners-up Vanuatu
Tournament statistics
Matches played21
Goals scored67 (3.19 per match)
Top scorer(s)Cook Islands Dwayne Tiputoa
New Zealand Myer Bevan
(5 goals each)
Best player(s)New Zealand Myer Bevan
Best goalkeeperNew Zealand Michael Woud
Fair play award Solomon Islands
2014
2018

The 2016 OFC U-20 Championship was the 21st edition of the OFC U-20 Championship, the biennial international youth football tournament organized by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) for players aged 19 and below (despite the name remaining as U-20 Championship). This year, the tournament was held in Vanuatu for the first time by itself (second time overall).

Despite the name remaining as U-20 Championship, the age limit was reduced by a year to 19 years of age. So players who wanted to participate in the tournament needed to be born on or after 1 January 1997. At an OFC Executive Committee meeting held at its Auckland headquarters in November 2013 the competition format was modified. The competition was brought forward a year and the age limit was lowered to 19 years of age. The changes were made in order to allow the winner of the competition plenty of time for preparation and player development for upcoming World Cups at Under 20 level.[1]

In March 2015, FIFA decided that the OFC gets two slots at every FIFA U-20 and U-17 World Cup.[2] So the top two teams qualified for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea.

Format

The qualification structure is as follows:[2]

Teams

All 11 FIFA-affiliated national teams from the OFC entered qualification.

Seeding Teams No. of teams
First round entrants 4
Second round entrants 7

Squads

Venues

Map all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap  Download coordinates as: KML
Port Vila Luganville
Port Vila Municipal Stadium Luganville Soccer City Stadium
17°43′51″S 168°18′56″E / 17.7308985°S 168.315498°E / -17.7308985; 168.315498 (Port Vila Municipal Stadium) 15°30′29″S 167°11′28″E / 15.5081004°S 167.1912408°E / -15.5081004; 167.1912408 (Luganville Soccer City Stadium)
Capacity:10,000 Capacity:7,000
Port Vila
Port Vila
Luganville
Luganville
2016 OFC U-20 Championship (Vanuatu)

First round

The preliminary tournament was hosted by Tonga between 21 and 27 June 2016. The winner qualified for the final tournament.

Four referees and four assistant referees were named for the preliminary round of the tournament.

Referees

  • Fiji Salesh Chand
  • Vanuatu Joel Hoppken
  • Solomon Islands Nelson Sogo
  • New Zealand Campbell-Kirk Waugh

Assistant referees

  • Fiji Ujwaal Mudliar
  • Fiji Phul Singh
  • Solomon Islands Jeffery Solodia
  • New Zealand Isaac Trevis

All times are local, TOT (UTC+13).

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Cook Islands 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 7 Second round
2  Samoa 3 1 1 1 8 4 +4 4
3  Tonga (H) 3 0 3 0 5 5 0 3
4  American Samoa 3 0 1 2 1 11 −10 1
Source: OFC
(H) Host
Tonga 1–1 Cook Islands
Po'oi Goal 51' Report C. Tiputoa Goal 77'
Attendance: 250[3]
Referee: Joel Hopkken (Vanuatu)
American Samoa 0–5 Samoa
Report Mariner Goal 12'
Malo Goal 30'
Hunt Goal 48'
Tunupopo Goal 64'75'
Attendance: 250[4]
Referee: Nelson Sogo (Solomon Islands)

Tonga 1–1 American Samoa
Likiliki Goal 10' Report Fiso Goal 6'
Attendance: 200[5]
Referee: Salesh Chand (Fiji)
Samoa 0–1 Cook Islands
Report D. Tiputoa Goal 85'
Attendance: 200[6]
Referee: Campbell-Kirk Waugh (New Zealand)

Cook Islands 5–0 American Samoa
Wood Goal 31'
Samuela Goal 38'
D. Tiputoa Goal 54'59'72'
Report
Attendance: 200[7]
Referee: Joel Hopkken (Vanuatu)
Samoa 3–3 Tonga
Tunupopo Goal 66'70'
Malo Goal 80'
Report Polovili Goal 10'40'73'
Attendance: 300[8]
Referee: Campbell-Kirk Waugh (New Zealand)

Second round

The final tournament was scheduled for 3–17 September 2016 (originally 19–26 September 2016).[9] Vanuatu were announced as the host in December 2015.[10]

The draw was held on 22 June 2016.[11] The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. There was no seeding, except that hosts Vanuatu were assigned to position A1 in the draw. The top two teams of each group advanced to the semi-finals.

All times are local, VUT (UTC+11).

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Vanuatu (H) 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 9 Knockout stage
2  New Caledonia 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
3  Fiji 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
4  Papua New Guinea 3 0 1 2 3 8 −5 1
Source: OFC
(H) Host
Papua New Guinea 1–4 New Caledonia
Awi Goal 34' Report Watrone Goal 56'
Gope-Fenepej Goal 68' (pen.)
Poma Goal 82'
Houala Goal 90+4'
Vanuatu 1–0 Fiji
Tenene Goal 61' Report

New Caledonia 1–1 Fiji
Gope-Fenepej Goal 68' Report Jennings Goal 25'
Vanuatu 3–1 Papua New Guinea
Wilkins Goal 50' (pen.)
Kalo Goal 56'
Thomas Goal 81'
Report Yanum Goal 77'
Referee: Campbell-Kirk Waugh (New Zealand)

Fiji 1–1 Papua New Guinea
Catarogo Goal 71' Report Dabinyaba Goal 35'
New Caledonia 0–1 Vanuatu
Report Wilkins Goal 90+1' (pen.)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  New Zealand 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 7 Knockout stage
2  Solomon Islands 3 1 2 0 5 2 +3 5
3  Tahiti 3 1 1 1 6 7 −1 4
4  Cook Islands 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0
Source: OFC
New Zealand 3–0 Cook Islands
Bevan Goal 30'76'90' Report
Tahiti 2–2 Solomon Islands
Siejidr Goal 13'
Salem Goal 34'
Report Witney Goal 50'
Raramo Goal 65'

Cook Islands 0–3 Solomon Islands
Report Waita Goal 54'
Witney Goal 56'83'
Tahiti 1–4 New Zealand
Petitgas Goal 27' Report Dyer Goal 39' (pen.)
Lewis Goal 61'
Imrie Goal 65'
Bevan Goal 87'

Solomon Islands 0–0 New Zealand
Report
Cook Islands 1–3 Tahiti
D. Tiputoa Goal 83' (pen.) Report Salem Goal 45+2'55'
Tau Goal 87'

Knockout stage

Bracket

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
13 September – Luganville
 
 
 New Zealand3
 
17 September – Port Vila
 
 New Caledonia1
 
 New Zealand5
 
13 September – Port Vila
 
 Vanuatu0
 
 Vanuatu2
 
 
 Solomon Islands1
 

Semi-finals

Winners qualified for 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

New Zealand 3–1 New Caledonia
Dyer Goal 23'30'
Cox Goal 71'
Report Nypie Goal 19'

Vanuatu 2–1 Solomon Islands
Tenene Goal 36'
Massing Goal 90+4'
Report Gise Goal 21'

Final

New Zealand 5–0 Vanuatu
Ashworth Goal 13'
Dyer Goal 34'
Bevan Goal 76'
Imrie Goal 88'90'
Report
Report (NZ Football)

Goalscorers

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Awards

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

Award Recipient
Golden Ball New Zealand Myer Bevan
Golden Glove New Zealand Michael Woud
Golden Boot New Zealand Myer Bevan
Fair Play Award Solomon Islands Solomon Islands

Qualified teams for FIFA U-20 World Cup

The following two teams from OFC qualified for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[12]

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament1
 New Zealand 13 September 2016 4 (2007, 2011, 2013, 2015)
 Vanuatu 13 September 2016 0 (Debut)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.

References

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  2. ^ a b "Competition calendar outlined". Oceania Football Confederation. 10 December 2013. Archived from the original on 2016-09-24. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  3. ^ "2016 OFC U-20 Championship Preliminary Match Summary: Tonga - Cook Islands" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-05.
  4. ^ "2016 OFC U-20 Championship Preliminary Match Summary: American Samoa - Samoa" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-05.
  5. ^ "2016 OFC U-20 Championship Preliminary Match Summary: Tonga - American Samoa" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-06.
  6. ^ "2016 OFC U-20 Championship Preliminary Match Summary: Samoa - Cook Islands" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-06.
  7. ^ "2016 OFC U-20 Championship Preliminary Match Summary: Cook Islands - American Samoa" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-07.
  8. ^ "2016 OFC U-20 Championship Preliminary Match Summary: Samoa - Tonga" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-07.
  9. ^ "OFC Executive Committee decisions". Oceania Football Confederation. 23 April 2014. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Competition calendar outlined". Oceania Football Confederation. 10 December 2015. Archived from the original on 2016-09-24. Retrieved 2015-12-10.
  11. ^ "U-20 journey outlined". Oceania Football Confederation. 22 June 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-12. Retrieved 2016-06-22.
  12. ^ "History-making Vanuatu join New Zealand on world stage". FIFA.com. 13 September 2016.
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