2016 OFC Nations Cup Group A

Group A of the 2016 OFC Nations Cup took place from 29 May to 5 June 2016. The group consisted of New Caledonia, hosts Papua New Guinea, Samoa and defending champions Tahiti.[1]

TeamsEdit

Draw position Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
July 2015[nb 1] May 2016
A1   Tahiti Automatic 29 March 2014 9th 2012 Winners (2012) 188 196
A2   New Caledonia Automatic 29 March 2014 6th 2012 Runners-up (2008, 2012) 167 191
A3   Samoa Qualifying winner 4 September 2015 2nd 2012 Group stage (2012) 198 170
A4   Papua New Guinea (hosts) Automatic 29 March 2014 4th 2012 Group stage (1980, 2002, 2012) 202 198

Notes

  1. ^ The rankings of July 2015 were used for seeding for the final draw.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Papua New Guinea (H) 3 1 2 0 11 3 +8 5 Qualification to Nations Cup knockout stage
and World Cup qualifying third round
2   New Caledonia 3 1 2 0 9 2 +7 5
3   Tahiti 3 1 2 0 7 3 +4 5 Qualification to World Cup qualifying third round
4   Samoa 3 0 0 3 0 19 −19 0
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.

In the semi-finals:

  • The winners of Group A, Papua New Guinea, advanced to play the runners-up of Group B, Solomon Islands.
  • The runners-up of Group A, New Caledonia, advanced to play the winners of Group B, New Zealand.

MatchesEdit

Papua New Guinea vs New CaledoniaEdit

Papua New Guinea  1–1  New Caledonia
Report (FIFA)
Report (OFC)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Papua New Guinea[3]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Caledonia[3]

Assistant referees:[2]
Mark Rule (New Zealand)
Tevita Makasini (Tonga)
Fourth official:
Robinson Banga (Vanuatu)

Tahiti vs SamoaEdit

Tahiti  4–0  Samoa
Report (FIFA)
Report (OFC)
 
 
 
 
 
Tahiti[5]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samoa[5]

Assistant referees:[4]
Ravinesh Kumar (Fiji)
Johnny Erick Niabo (Solomon Islands)
Fourth official:
George Time (Solomon Islands)

Papua New Guinea vs TahitiEdit

Papua New Guinea  2–2  Tahiti
Report (FIFA)
Report (OFC)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Papua New Guinea[7]
 
 
 
 
 
Tahiti[7]

Assistant referees:[6]
Mark Rule (New Zealand)
Avinesh Narayan (Fiji)
Fourth official:
Matthew Conger (New Zealand)

New Caledonia vs SamoaEdit

New Caledonia  7–0  Samoa
Report (FIFA)
Report (OFC)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Caledonia[9]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samoa[9]

Assistant referees:[8]
Ravinesh Kumar (Fiji)
Hilmon Sese (Vanuatu)
Fourth official:
Joel Hopkken (Vanuatu)

Samoa vs Papua New GuineaEdit

Samoa  0–8  Papua New Guinea
Report (FIFA)
Report (OFC)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samoa[11]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Papua New Guinea[11]

Assistant referees:[10]
Hilmon Sese (Vanuatu)
Johnny Erick Niabo (Solomon Islands)
Fourth official:
George Time (Solomon Islands)

Tahiti vs New CaledoniaEdit

Tahiti  1–1  New Caledonia
Report (FIFA)
Report (OFC)
 
 
 
 
 
Tahiti[13]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Caledonia[13]

Assistant referees:[12]
Tevita Makasini (Tonga)
Avinesh Narayan (Fiji)
Fourth official:
Ravitesh Behari (Fiji)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Cup path laid out for Oceania". OFC. 26 July 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Match Summary, Group A: Papua New Guinea – New Caledonia" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. 29 May 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b "PNG 1–1 NCL". OceaniaFootball.com. Oceania Football Confederation. 29 May 2016. Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Match Summary, Group A: Tahiti – Samoa" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. 29 May 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  5. ^ a b "TAH 4–0 SAM". OceaniaFootball.com. Oceania Football Confederation. 29 May 2016. Archived from the original on 1 June 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Match Summary, Group A: Papua New Guinea – Tahiti" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. 1 June 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  7. ^ a b "PNG 2–2 TAH". OceaniaFootball.com. Oceania Football Confederation. 1 June 2016. Archived from the original on 1 July 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Match Summary, Group A: New Caledonia – Samoa" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. 1 June 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  9. ^ a b "NCL 7–0 SAM". OceaniaFootball.com. Oceania Football Confederation. 1 June 2016. Archived from the original on 1 July 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Match Summary, Group A: Samoa – Papua New Guinea" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. 5 June 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 June 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  11. ^ a b "SAM 0–8 PNG". OceaniaFootball.com. Oceania Football Confederation. 5 June 2016. Archived from the original on 3 August 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Match Summary, Group A: Tahiti – New Caledonia" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. 5 June 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 June 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  13. ^ a b "TAH 1–1 NCL". OceaniaFootball.com. Oceania Football Confederation. 5 June 2016. Archived from the original on 3 August 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.

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