OFC U-19 Championship

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OFC U-19 Championship
Founded1974
Region Oceania (OFC)
Number of teams8 (final stage)
11 (total)
Current champions  New Zealand (6th title)
Most successful team(s)  Australia (12 titles)
Website http://www.oceaniafootball.com
2018 OFC U-19 Championship

The OFC U-19 Championship is a tournament held once every two years to decide the under-19 champions of Oceania and also decides who will represent Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) at the biennial FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Contents

Between 1974 and 2012, the competition was open to teams under 20 years of age and called the OFC U-20 Championship. Since 2014, the age limit was reduced to under 19 years of age, [1] and since 2018, the tournament name was changed to the OFC U-19 Championship.

Eligible teams

Fourteen nations are eligible to participate in the tournament, these are:

Former teams

Results

Summaries

YearHostWinnersScoreRunners-upThird placeScoreFourth place
1974 Tahiti
Tahiti
2–0
New Zealand

New Hebrides

New Caledonia
1978 New Zealand
Australia
Round Robin
Fiji

New Zealand
Round Robin
Papua New Guinea
1980 Fiji
New Zealand
2–0
Australia

Fiji
4–3
New Caledonia
1982 Papua New Guinea
Australia
4–3 (aet)
New Zealand

Fiji
2–1
Papua New Guinea
1985 Australia
Australia
Round Robin
Israel

New Zealand
Round Robin
Chinese Taipei
1986 New Zealand
Australia
Round Robin
Israel

New Zealand
Round Robin
Chinese Taipei
1988 Fiji
Australia
1–0
New Zealand

Chinese Taipei
2–0
Fiji
1990 Fiji
Australia
Round Robin
New Zealand

Vanuatu
Round Robin
Tahiti
1992 Tahiti
New Zealand
Round Robin
Tahiti

Fiji
Round Robin
Vanuatu
1994 Fiji
Australia
1–0
New Zealand

Solomon Islands
0–0 (4–2 on pen)
Vanuatu
1997 Tahiti
Australia
2–1
New Zealand

Fiji
1–1 (5–4 on pen)
Tahiti
1998 Samoa
Australia
2–0
Fiji

New Zealand
2–1
Solomon Islands
2001 New Caledonia & Cook Islands
Australia

New Zealand
No third place match
2002 Vanuatu & Fiji
Australia

Fiji
No third place match
2005 Solomon Islands
Australia
3–0
Solomon Islands

Vanuatu
4–1
Fiji
2007 New Zealand
New Zealand
Round Robin
Fiji

Solomon Islands
Round Robin
New Caledonia
2008 Tahiti
Tahiti
Round Robin
New Caledonia

New Zealand
Round Robin
Fiji
2011 New Zealand
New Zealand
3–1
Solomon Islands

Vanuatu
2–0
Fiji
2013 Fiji
New Zealand
Round Robin
Fiji

Vanuatu
Round Robin
New Caledonia
2014 [nb 1] Fiji
Fiji
Round Robin
Vanuatu

New Caledonia
Round Robin
Solomon Islands
2016 Vanuatu
New Zealand
5–0
Vanuatu
No third place match
2018 Tahiti [2]
New Zealand
1–0
Tahiti

New Caledonia
4–1
Solomon Islands
Notes
  1. The age restriction was reduced to 19 years of age to ensure those who entered were also eligible for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Performances by team

TeamChampionsRunners-upThird-placeFourth-place
  Australia 12 (1978, 1982, 1985*, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005)1 (1980)
  New Zealand 7 (1980, 1992, 2007*, 2011*, 2013, 2016, 2018)7 (1974, 1982, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1996, 2001)5 (1978*, 1985, 1986*, 1998, 2008)
  Tahiti 2 (1974*, 2008*)2 (1992*, 2018*)2 (1990, 1997*)
  Fiji 1 (2014*)5 (1978, 1998, 2002*, 2007, 2013*)4 (1980*, 1982, 1992, 1997)4 (1988*, 2005, 2008, 2011)
  Vanuatu 2 (2014, 2016*)5 (1974 [lower-alpha 1] , 1990, 2002*, 2007, 2013)2 (1992, 1994)
  Solomon Islands 2 (2005*, 2011)2 (1994, 2007)3 (1998, 2014, 2018)
  Israel 2 (1985, 1986)
  New Caledonia 1 (2008)2 (2014, 2018)4 (1974, 1980, 2007, 2013)
  Chinese Taipei 1 (1988)2 (1985, 1986)
  Papua New Guinea 2 (1978, 1982*)
* = As hosts
Notes
  1. This 1974 third place was achieved by Vanuatu under its former name New Hebrides.

Participating nations

Legend
Team French Polynesia
1974
New Zealand
1978
Fiji
1980
Papua New Guinea
1982
Australia
1985
New Zealand
1986
Fiji
1988
Fiji
1990
French Polynesia
1992
Fiji
1994
French Polynesia
1997
Samoa
1998
New Caledonia Cook Islands
2001
Vanuatu Fiji
2002
Solomon Islands
2005
New Zealand
2007
French Polynesia
2008
New Zealand
2011
Fiji
2013
Fiji
2014
Vanuatu
2016
French Polynesia
2018
Years
  American Samoa ×××××××××××GS×××××GS×6thPRPR5
  Australia ×1st2nd1st1st1st1st1st×1st1st1st1st1st1stPart of AFC 13
  Chinese Taipei ××××4th4th3rdPart of AFC 3
  Cook Islands ××××××××××××GS×××××××GSPR3
  Fiji ×2nd3rd3rd5th5th4th5th3rdGS3rd2ndGS2nd4th2nd4th4th2nd1stGSGS21
  Israel ××××2nd2nd××Part of UEFA 2
  New Caledonia 4th×4th×××××××××GSGSGS4th2ndGS4th3rdSF3rd12
  New Zealand 2nd3rd1st2nd3rd3rd2nd2nd1st2nd2nd3rd2ndGSGS1st3rd1st1st×1st1st21
  Papua New Guinea ×4th6th4th6th×GS×5thGS××GSGS×××GS5th5thGSGS14
  Samoa ××××××GS××GS×GSGSGSGS7th××××PRPR9
  Solomon Islands ×××××××××3rd×4thGS×2nd3rd×2nd×4thSF4th9
  Tahiti 1st×5th××××4th2ndGS4th×GS××5th1st×××GS2nd11
  Tonga ×××××××××××GSGSGSGS×××××PRGS6
  Vanuatu 3rd×××××GS3rd4th4th×GSGSGS3rd6th×3rd3rd2nd2ndGS15

FIFA U-20 World Cup performances

Legend
Team Tunisia
1977
Japan
1979
Australia
1981
Mexico
1983
Soviet Union
1985
Chile
1987
Saudi Arabia
1989
Portugal
1991
Australia
1993
Qatar
1995
Malaysia
1997
Nigeria
1999
Argentina
2001
United Arab Emirates
2003
Netherlands
2005
Canada
2007
Egypt
2009
Colombia
2011
Turkey
2013
New Zealand
2015
South Korea
2017
Poland
2019
Total
  Australia QFR1R1R14th4thQFR2R1R2R1R1 AFC member12
  Fiji R11
  New Zealand R1R1R1R2R2q5
  Tahiti R1q1
  Vanuatu R11

References

  1. "OFC Executive meeting outcomes announced". Oceania Football Confederation. 23 November 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  2. "OFC Competition calendar set for 2018". Oceania Football Confederation. 31 October 2017.