2016 OFC Nations Cup Group B

Group B of the 2016 OFC Nations Cup took place from 28 May to 4 June 2016. The group consisted of Fiji, New Zealand, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.[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
B1   New Zealand Automatic 29 March 2014 10th 2012 Winners (1973, 1998, 2002, 2008) 136 161
B2   Solomon Islands Automatic 29 March 2014 7th 2012 Runners-up (2004) 191 192
B3   Fiji Automatic 29 March 2014 8th 2012 Third place (1998, 2008) 199 183
B4   Vanuatu Automatic 29 March 2014 9th 2012 Fourth place (1973, 2000, 2002, 2008) 197 181

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   New Zealand 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 9 Qualification to Nations Cup knockout stage
and World Cup qualifying third round
2   Solomon Islands 3 1 0 2 1 2 −1 3
3   Fiji 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3 Qualification to World Cup qualifying third round
4   Vanuatu 3 1 0 2 3 8 −5 3
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

In the semi-finals:

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

MatchesEdit

New Zealand vs FijiEdit

New Zealand  3–1  Fiji
Report (FIFA)
Report (OFC)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand[3]
 
 
 
 
 
Fiji[3]

Assistant referees:[4]
Philippe Revel (Tahiti)
Noah Kusunan (Papua New Guinea)
Fourth official:
Amos Anio (Papua New Guinea)

Vanuatu vs Solomon IslandsEdit

Vanuatu  0–1  Solomon Islands
Report (FIFA)
Report (OFC)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vanuatu[6]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solomon Islands[6]

Assistant referees:[5]
Folio Moeaki (Tonga)
Bertrand Brial (New Caledonia)
Fourth official:
Abdelkader Zitouni (Tahiti)

Vanuatu vs New ZealandEdit

Vanuatu  0–5  New Zealand
Report (FIFA)
Report (OFC)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vanuatu[8]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand[8]

Assistant referees:[7]
Norman Bafinu Sali (Papua New Guinea)
John Pareanga (Cook Islands)
Fourth official:
Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)

Solomon Islands vs FijiEdit

Solomon Islands  0–1  Fiji
Report (FIFA)
Report (OFC)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solomon Islands[10]
 
 
 
 
 
Fiji[10]

Assistant referees:[9]
Tevita Makasini (Tonga)
Folio Moeaki (Tonga)
Fourth official:
Médéric Lacour (New Caledonia)

Fiji vs VanuatuEdit

Fiji  2–3  Vanuatu
Report (FIFA)
Report (OFC)
 
 
 
 
 
Fiji[12]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vanuatu[12]

Assistant referees:[13]
Bertrand Brial (New Caledonia)
John Pareanga (Cook Islands)
Fourth official:
Médéric Lacour (New Caledonia)

New Zealand vs Solomon IslandsEdit

New Zealand  1–0  Solomon Islands
Report (FIFA)
Report (OFC)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand[15]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solomon Islands[15]

Assistant referees:[16]
Philippe Revel (Tahiti)
Folio Moeaki (Tonga)
Fourth official:
Amos Anio (Papua New Guinea)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Cup path laid out for Oceania". OFC. 26 July 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Match Report, Round 2: New Zealand – Fiji". FIFA. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 28 May 2016. Archived from the original on 13 August 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b "NZL 3–1 FIJ". OceaniaFootball.com. Oceania Football Confederation. 28 May 2016. Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Match Summary, Group B: New Zealand – Fiji" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. 28 May 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Match Summary, Group B: Vanuatu – Solomon Islands" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. 28 May 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  6. ^ a b "VAN 0–1 SOL". OceaniaFootball.com. Oceania Football Confederation. 28 May 2016. Archived from the original on 1 June 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Match Summary, Group B: Vanuatu – New Zealand" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. 31 May 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  8. ^ a b "VAN 0–5 NZL". OceaniaFootball.com. Oceania Football Confederation. 31 May 2016. Archived from the original on 4 June 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Match Summary, Group B: Solomon Islands – Fiji" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. 31 May 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  10. ^ a b "SOL 0–1 FIJ". OceaniaFootball.com. Oceania Football Confederation. 31 May 2016. Archived from the original on 5 November 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Match Report, Round 2: Fiji – Vanuatu". FIFA. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2016. Archived from the original on 13 August 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  12. ^ a b "FIJ 2–3 VAN". OceaniaFootball.com. Oceania Football Confederation. 4 June 2016. Archived from the original on 3 August 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Match Summary, Group B: Fiji – Vanuatu" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. 4 June 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 June 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Match Report, Round 2: New Zealand – Solomon Islands". FIFA. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2016. Archived from the original on 13 August 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  15. ^ a b "NZL 1–0 SOL". OceaniaFootball.com. Oceania Football Confederation. 4 June 2016. Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Match Summary, Group B: New Zealand – Solomon Islands" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. 4 June 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 June 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2019.

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