Oceania Football Confederation

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Oceania Football Confederation logo.svg
OFC.svg
AbbreviationOFC
Formation1966;53 years ago (1966)
TypeSports organisation
Headquarters Auckland, New Zealand
Region served
Oceania
(Australian continent)
Membership
14 member associations (11 full)
Official language
English
Lambert Maltock
Parent organization
FIFA
Website www.oceaniafootball.com

The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is one of the six continental confederations of international association football, consisting of New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, and other Pacific Island countries. It promotes the game in Oceania and allows the member nations to qualify for the FIFA World Cup.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

New Zealand Country in Oceania

New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country has two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. It has a total land area of 268,000 square kilometres (103,500 sq mi). New Zealand is about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, and its most populous city is Auckland.

Papua New Guinea Constitutional monarchy in Oceania

Papua New Guinea, officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea is a sovereign state in Oceania that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia. Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby. The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua. It is the world's 3rd largest island country with 462,840 km2 (178,700 sq mi).

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OFC is predominantly made up of island nations where association football is not the most popular sport. Consequently, the OFC has little influence in the wider football world,[ citation needed ] either in terms of international competition or as a source of players for high-profile club competitions. OFC is the only confederation to have not had at least one international title, the best result being Australia making the final of the 1997 Confederations Cup.

In 2006, the OFC's largest and most successful nation, Australia, left to join the Asian Football Confederation, leaving New Zealand as the largest federation within the OFC.

Australia Country in Oceania

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 26 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

Asian Football Confederation governing body of association football in Asia

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of association football in Asia and Australia. It has 47 member countries, mostly located on the Asian and Australian continent, but excludes the transcontinental countries with territory in both Europe and Asia – Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkey – which are instead members of UEFA. Three other states located geographically along the western fringe of Asia – Cyprus, Armenia and Israel – are also UEFA members. On the other hand, Australia, formerly in the OFC, joined the Asian Football Confederation in 2006, and the Oceanian island of Guam, a territory of the United States, is also a member of AFC, in addition to Northern Mariana Islands, one of the Two Commonwealths of the United States. Hong Kong and Macau, although not independent countries, are also members of the AFC.

New Zealand Football sports governing body

New Zealand Football is the governing body for the sport of association football in New Zealand. It oversees the seven New Zealand Football federations, as well as the New Zealand national football team, the national junior and women's teams, the men's and women's national Leagues ISPS Handa Premiership, National Women's League, and a number of tournaments, including the Chatham Cup and Women's Knockout Cup. A New Zealand team, Wellington Phoenix FC who plays in the Australian A-League also comes under New Zealand Football jurisdiction.

David Chung has been the President of OFC until April 2018. Rajesh Patel is the Senior Vice President, Lee Harmon is the Vice-President while Tai Nicholas is the General Secretary. [1]

Lee Harmon is a football executive from Cook Islands.

Member nations

Currentmembers

OFC is made up of 11 full member associations and 3 associate members. Those three are associate members of the OFC, but are not FIFA members. [2]

Code AssociationNational teamsFoundedMembershipFIFA
affiliation
OFC
affiliation
IOC
member
ASAFlag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa (M, W)1984Full19981998Yes [Note 1]
COKFlag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands (M, W)1971Full19941994Yes [Note 2]
FIJFlag of Fiji.svg  Fiji (M, W)1938Full19641966Yes
KIRFlag of Kiribati.svg  Kiribati (M, W)1980AssociateN/A2007Yes
NCLNew Caledonia flags merged (2017).svg  New Caledonia (M, W)1928Full20042004No [Note 3]
NZLFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (M, W)1891Full19481966Yes
NIUFlag of Niue.svg  Niue (M, W)1960AssociateN/A2006No [Note 2]
PNGFlag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea (M, W)1962Full19661966Yes
SAMFlag of Samoa.svg  Samoa (M, W)1968Full19861986Yes
SOLFlag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands (M, W)1979Full19881988Yes
TAHFlag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti (M, W)1989Full19901990No [Note 3]
TGAFlag of Tonga.svg  Tonga (M, W)1965Full19941994Yes
TUVFlag of Tuvalu.svg  Tuvalu (M, W)1979AssociateN/A2006Yes
VANFlag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu (M, W)1934Full19881988Yes

Notes

  1. Unincorporated territory of the United States
  2. 1 2 Free associated state with New Zealand
  3. 1 2 Collectivity of France

Former members

Football Federation Australia sports governing body

Football Federation Australia (FFA) is the governing body of soccer, futsal, and beach soccer within Australia. The FFA is headquartered in Sydney. Although the first governing body of the sport was founded in 1911, FFA in its current form was only established in 1963 as the Australian Soccer Federation. It was later reconstituted in 2003 as the Australian Soccer Association before adopting its current name in 2005.

Chinese Taipei Football Association

Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA) is the governing body for football in the Republic of China. Its official name in Chinese is the Football Association of the Republic of China, but it is billed as the "Chinese Taipei Football Association" abroad and uses the English initials on its badge.

Northern Mariana Islands Football Association

The Northern Mariana Islands Football Association is the governing body of football in the Northern Mariana Islands. It was founded in 2005 by US-Attorney Peter Coleman. The Association received full membership into the East Asian Football Federation in 2008. The association was admitted as a quasi-member of the Asian Football Confederation in July 2009.

Israel entered OFC World Cup qualification in 1986 and 1990 due to political reasons, though it never became a formal OFC member.

Non-members

Several sovereign states or dependencies in Oceania have national teams with no affiliation. All play infrequently and may have been inactive for several years. There are also some which do not have a national team.

Sovereign states and dependencies with territory in Oceania but are members of other federations:
Asian Football Confederation

History

The confederation formed in 1966 with the following as founding members [4] :

Australia resigned as an OFC member in 1972 to pursue membership with the AFC, but they rejoined in 1978. [5] [6] Chinese Taipei was an OFC member from 1975 to 1989. In 1996 FIFA confirmed the OFC as a full confederation and granted it a seat on the FIFA executive. [7] In 1998 the OFC unveiled a new logo and an official magazine, entitled The Wave. On 24 May 2004, New Caledonia became the 12th member of the OFC. On 1 January 2006, Australia left the OFC again and joined the Asian Football Confederation. In 2008 an associate member, the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association, also left the OFC and in 2009 joined the AFC as a quasi-member. In late 2009 the Palau Soccer Association also applied for the same status with the AFC. [8]

Presidents

Competitions

Current title holders

CompetitionsChampionTitleRunner-UpNext edition
Clubs
OFC Champions League Flags of New Caledonia.svg Hienghène Sport 1st Flags of New Caledonia.svg Magenta 2019–20
OFC Futsal Champions League First edition in 2019 2019
Nations men
OFC Nations Cup Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 5th Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea 2020
OFC Nations League 2019-20
OFC U-23 Championship [a] Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1stFlag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands 2019
OFC U-20 Championship Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 7thFlag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti 2020
OFC Youth Development Tournament 1st 2019
OFC U-17 Championship Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 7thFlag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands 2020
OFC Futsal Nations Cup [b] Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands 5thFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 2019
OFC Youth Futsal Tournament Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands 1stFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand TBA
OFC Beach Soccer Nations Cup [c] Flag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti 2ndFlag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands 2021
Nations women
OFC Women's Nations Cup Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 6thFlag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 2022
OFC U-20 Women's Championship Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 6thFlag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 2019
OFC U-17 Women's Championship Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 4thNew Caledonia flags merged (2017).svg  New Caledonia 2019
OFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament [d] Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 3rdFlag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea TBA
OFC Youth Futsal TournamentFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1stFlag of Tonga.svg  Tonga TBA

OFC Competitions

FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Oceania has sent representatives to the FIFA World Cup four times: Australia in 1974 and 2006, and New Zealand in 1982 and 2010. (Australia has additionally qualified three times since leaving the OFC for the AFC following the 2006 FIFA World Cup: 2010, 2014 and 2018.) Neither Australia in 1974 nor New Zealand in 1982 and 2010 progressed beyond the first round. Of the four teams, only Australia in 2006 advanced to the second round.

The OFC is the only FIFA confederation that does not have a guaranteed spot in the World Cup finals (a major reason for the Australians leaving the confederation in 2006 to join Asia). Between 1966 and 1982, OFC teams joined the Asian zone qualification tournament, while from 1986 onwards, the winners of the Oceanian zone qualification tournament have to enter the intercontinental play-offs against teams from other confederations in order to gain a spot in the FIFA World Cup finals.

Senior OFC teams record

OFC FIFA World Cup record
YearQualifierRoundPositionGPWD*LGSGAFormat
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1930 No teams from Oceania entered
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg 1934
Flag of France (1794-1815).svg 1938
Flag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg 1950
Flag of Switzerland.svg 1954
Flag of Sweden.svg 1958
Flag of Chile.svg 1962
Flag of England.svg 1966 No OFC team qualified Entered in Africa and Asia
Flag of Mexico.svg 1970 Entered in Asia
Flag of Germany.svg 1974 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Group stage14th301205 Entered in Asia
Flag of Argentina.svg 1978 No OFC team qualified Entered in Asia
Flag of Spain.svg 1982 Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Group stage23rd3003212 Entered in Asia
Flag of Mexico.svg 1986 No OFC team qualified Round-robin
Play-off
Flag of Italy.svg 1990 First round
Second round
Play-off
Flag of the United States.svg 1994 First Round
Second Round
1st play-off
2nd play-off
Flag of France.svg 1998 First Round
Second Round
Third Round
Play-off
Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of Japan.svg 2002 First Round
Second Round
Play-off
Flag of Germany.svg 2006 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia [n 1] Round of 1616th411256 First Round
Second Round
Third Round
Play-off
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Group stage22nd303022 First Round
Second Round
Play-off
Flag of Brazil.svg 2014 No OFC team qualified First Round
Second Round
Third Round
Play-off
Flag of Russia.svg 2018 First Round
Second Round
Third Round
Play-off
Flag of Qatar.svg 2022 To be determined
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2026
Total4/23Round of 1613157925
  1. Australia qualified through OFC qualifying competition however the Football Federation Australia officially left the OFC and joined the AFC on 1 January 2006.

OFC play-off record

1970 AFC–OFC Final Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Israel  Flag of Israel.svg2–1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1–01–1

1974 AFC–OFC Final Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg2–21Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg  South Korea 0–02–2

1 Australia beat South Korea 1–0 in a play-off to qualify for the FIFA World Cup.

1986 UEFA–OFC play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svg2–0Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2–00–0

1990 CONMEBOL–OFC play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Colombia  Flag of Colombia.svg1–0Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 1–00–0

Israel played in the OFC zone for political reasons.

1994 CONCACAF–OFC play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg3–3 (P)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2–11–2

1994 CONMEBOL–OFC play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg1–2Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 1–10–1

1998 AFC–OFC play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Iran  Flag of Iran.svg(A) 3–3Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1–12–2

2002 CONMEBOL–OFC play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg1–3Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 1–00–3

2006 CONMEBOL–OFC play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Uruguay  Flag of Uruguay.svg1–1 (P)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1–00–1

2010 AFC–OFC play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Bahrain  Flag of Bahrain.svg0–1Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 0–00–1

2014 CONCACAF–OFC play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Mexico  Flag of Mexico.svg9–3Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 5–14–2

2018 CONMEBOL–OFC play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand.svg0–2Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru 0–00–2

FIFA U-20 World Cup

FIFA U-17 World Cup

Women's World Cup Finals

Australia is no longer an OFC member since 2006, when they joined the AFC.

Team Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
1991
Flag of Sweden.svg
1995
Flag of the United States.svg
1999
Flag of the United States.svg
2003
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
2007
Flag of Germany.svg
2011
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
2015
Flag of France.svg
2019
Total
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia GSGSGSpart of AFC3
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand GSGSGSGSGS5

FIFA Confederations Cup

Legend
Team 1992
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
1995
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
1997
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
1999
Flag of Mexico.svg
2001
Flag of South Korea.svg
Flag of Japan.svg
2003
Flag of France.svg
2005
Flag of Germany.svg
2009
Flag of South Africa.svg
2013
Flag of Brazil.svg
2017
Flag of Russia.svg
Total
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia ××2nd3rdGS3
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand GSGSGSGS4
Flag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti GS1
Total00111111118

FIFA Futsal World Cup

Legend
Nation 1989
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
1992
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg
1996
Flag of Spain.svg
2000
Flag of Guatemala.svg
2004
Flag of the Republic of China.svg
2008
Flag of Brazil.svg
2012
Flag of Thailand.svg
2016
Flag of Colombia.svg
Years
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia R1R1R1R1R15
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands R1R1R13
Nations11111111

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

Legend
Nation Flag of Brazil.svg
1995
Flag of Brazil.svg
1996
Flag of Brazil.svg
1997
Flag of Brazil.svg
1998
Flag of Brazil.svg
1999
Flag of Brazil.svg
2000
Flag of Brazil.svg
2001
Flag of Brazil.svg
2002
Flag of Brazil.svg
2003
Flag of Brazil.svg
2004
Flag of Brazil.svg
2005
Flag of Brazil.svg
2006
Flag of Brazil.svg
2007
Flag of France.svg
2008
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
2009
Flag of Italy.svg
2011
Flag of French Polynesia.svg
2013
Flag of Portugal.svg
2015
Flag of the Bahamas.svg
2017
Years
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia R1
9th
1
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands R1
12th
R1
16th
R1
12th
R1
13th
R1
11th
5
Flag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti R1
12th
4th2nd2nd4
Nations0000000000111111211

Rankings

Men's & women's national teams

Top women's national teams
Rankings are calculated by FIFA.
Top men's national teams
Rankings are calculated by FIFA.
OFC FIFA Nation Points +/-OFC FIFA Nation Points+/-
123Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1766Decrease2.svg 41122Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1157Decrease2.svg 5
250Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea 1479Steady2.svg2141Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands 1073Increase2.svg 1
372Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 1355Decrease2.svg 13154New Caledonia flags merged (2017).svg  New Caledonia 1035Steady2.svg
487Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 1249Steady2.svg4159Flag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti 1014Decrease2.svg 1
591New Caledonia flags merged (2017).svg  New Caledonia 1239Steady2.svg5163Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 996Steady2.svg
697Flag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti 1218Decrease2.svg 15163Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu 996Steady2.svg
7119Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu 1161Decrease2.svg 17165Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea 991Increase2.svg 3
8110Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands 1159Decrease2.svg 18192Flag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa 900Increase2.svg 2
9111Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands 1153Decrease2.svg 19194Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 894Increase2.svg 3
10115Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 1130Decrease2.svg 110205Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 862Increase2.svg 2
11128Flag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa 1047Decrease2.svg 311999Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands 908Decrease2.svg 809


Leading Men's team:

New Zealand national football teamNew caledonia national football teamFiji national football teamNew Zealand national football teamOceania Football Confederation

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Beach soccer national teams

Last updates: 4 July 2019 [11]

Men's national beach soccer teams
Rankings are calculated by BSWW.
OFC BSWW Nation Points
17Flag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti 1890
235Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands 407
342Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu 323
445New Caledonia flags merged (2017).svg  New Caledonia 260
556Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 206
6117Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 0

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