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1980 OFC Nations Cup

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Host country  New Caledonia
Venue(s)  1 (in 1 host city)
Runners-up  Tahiti
Start date  1980
Goals scored  94
Dates  24 February - 1 March
Champions  Australia (1st title)
Fourth place  Fiji
Teams  8
Matches played  14
1980 OFC Nations Cup
Champion  Australia national soccer team
Third place  New Caledonia national football team
Similar  2001 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification, 1970 FIFA World Cup

The 1980 OFC Nations Cup was held in Nouméa, New Caledonia. The eight participating teams were Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Tahiti. Australia defeated Tahiti 4-2 in the final to secure a championship title which would last for 16 years. The hosts, New Caledonia, defeated Fiji 2-1 in third place playoff.

Champions Squad

Coach: Rudi Gutendorf


1980 OFC Nations Cup Wikipedia

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