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|Host country|| Samoa (preliminary stage)|
Tahiti (final stage)
|Dates||4–8 July 2016 (preliminary stage)|
11–24 February 2017 (final stage)
|Teams||8 (final stage)|
11 (total) (from 1 confederation)
|Venue(s)||2 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||New Zealand (7th title)|
|Goals scored||91 (4.33 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Charles Spragg (7 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Charles Spragg|
|Best goalkeeper||Zac Jones|
|Fair play award||New Zealand|
The 2017 OFC U-17 Championship was the 17th edition of the OFC U-17 Championship, the biennial international youth football tournament organized by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) for players aged 17 and below. The tournament was held in Tahiti between 11 and 24 February 2017.
The qualification structure is as follows:
- First round: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga played a round-robin tournament in Samoa. The winner qualified for the tournament.
- Tournament (2017 OFC U-17 Championship): A total of eight teams (Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Vanuatu, and the first round winner) played the tournament in Tahiti. For the group stage, they were divided into two groups of four teams. The top two teams of each group advanced to the knockout stage (semi-finals and final) to decide the winner of the 2017 OFC U-17 Championship and the two teams that qualified for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
All 11 FIFA-affiliated national teams from the OFC entered qualification. It is only the third time all 11 OFC member associations have entered an Oceania competition since 2006.
|Seeding||Teams||No. of teams|
|First round entrants||4|
|Second round entrants||7|
Main article: 2017 OFC U-17 Championship squads
The final round of the tournament were played in two venues in Tahiti.
|Stade Pater||Stade Mahina|
2017 OFC U-17 Championship (Tahiti)
- Assistant Referees
- John Pareanga
- Noah Kusunan
- Tevita Makasini
- Folio Moeaki
- Sione Teu
- Marc Sinyeue
- Gareth Sheehan
- Wase Bafinu
- Malaetala Sofe
- Denson Sale
The preliminary tournament was hosted by Samoa between 2 and 8 July 2016. Due to unforeseen circumstances, matchday one was postponed from 2 to 4 July, and matchday 2 was postponed from 5 to 6 July. The winner qualified for the final tournament.
All times are local, WST (UTC+13).
|1||Samoa (H)||3||2||1||0||6||1||+5||7||Second round|
Tokotaha 90+1' (pen.)
|Report||Tomasi 19' (o.g.)
Tumua 68', 73'
|American Samoa||1–3||Cook Islands|
|Pouli 29'||Report||Tiputoa 21', 25'
|Kau 71'||Report||Mano 3'|
The draw was held on 18 July 2016. The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. There was no seeding, except that hosts Tahiti were assigned to position A1 in the draw. The top two teams of each group advanced to the semi-finals.
All times are local, TAHT (UTC−10).
|1||New Caledonia||3||2||1||0||7||5||+2||7||Knockout stage|
|2||Papua New Guinea||3||1||1||1||7||7||0||4|
|New Caledonia||3–2||Papua New Guinea|
|Gope-Fenepej 5', 31'
Iwa 90+3' (pen.)
|Papua New Guinea||3–3||Vanuatu|
Kerobin 45+4' (pen.), 81'
|Report||Ngwele 25', 55'
|Beaumert 45+3'||Report||Caihe 90+1'|
Napau 88' (pen.)
Iwa 75' (pen.)
|Papua New Guinea||2–1||Tahiti|
|J. Allen 71'
|1||New Zealand||3||3||0||0||18||1||+17||9||Knockout stage|
|Report||Spragg 5', 20', 40', 90+4'
Palmer 67', 70', 90+3'
|Dau 4'||Report||Mana 52'|
|New Zealand||2–1||Solomon Islands|
Dau 17', 62'
|Mekawir 9', 19', 30'
Kaoni 45+4', 67', 80', 88'
Keana 53', 65'
Allen 57', 79'
|21 February – Mahina|
|24 February – Pirae|
|21 February – Mahina|
|Papua New Guinea||1|
Winners qualified for 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
|New Caledonia||3–2||Solomon Islands|
|New Zealand||2–1||Papua New Guinea|
|Pukue 3' (o.g.)
- 7 goals
- 5 goals
- 4 goals
- 3 goals
- Conroy Tiputoa
- Ratu Dau
- Paul Gope-Fenepej
- Junior Allen
- Ali Mekawir
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Takai Pouli
- Semi Matalau
- Pierre Bako
- Robert Caihe
- Abiezer Jeno
- Vita Longue
- Lionel Thahnaena
- Liberato Cacace
- Matthew Conroy
- Willem Ebbinge
- Kingsley Sinclair
- Jake Williams
- Jonathan Allen
- Kimson Kapai
- Aben Pukue
- Emmanuel Simongi
- Lotial Mano
- Osa Savelio
- Elis Mana
- Kalahani Beaumert
- Eddy Kaspard
- Yann Vivi
- Kalakaua Faivailo
- Ofa Kite
- Petueli Tokotaha
- Zidane Maguekon
- Rhydley Napau
- Jayson Tari
- 1 own goal
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.
|Golden Ball||Charles Spragg|
|Golden Glove||Zac Jones|
|Golden Boot||Charles Spragg (7 goals)|
|Fair Play Award||New Zealand|
|Team||Qualified on||Previous appearances in tournament1|
|New Zealand||21 February 2017||7 (1997, 1999, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)|
|New Caledonia||21 February 2017||0 (Debut)|
- 1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.
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