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1988 Melanesia Cup

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Host country  Solomon Islands
Runners-up  Solomon Islands
Champions  Fiji (1st title)
Third place  Vanuatu
1988 Melanesia Cup
Dates  21 October - 26 October
Teams  4 (from 1 confederation)

The Melanesia Cup 1988 was the first Melanesia-wide football tournament ever held. It took place in Solomon Islands and four teams participated: Fiji, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

The teams played each other according to a round-robin format, and the top two teams (Fiji and Solomon Islands) played off in a final to determine the winner. New Caledonia and Vanuatu also played each other, on the same day as the final, to determine third place.

Fiji won the tournament with a 3-1 victory in the final, while Vanuatu retained third place by defeating New Caledonia 1-0.


1988 Melanesia Cup Wikipedia

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