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2000 Melanesia Cup

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Host country  Fiji
Champions  Fiji (5th title)
Third place  Vanuatu
Dates  April 8 - April 15
Runners-up  Solomon Islands
2000 Melanesia Cup
Teams  5 (from 1 confederation)

The Melanesia Cup 2000 was the seventh and the last Melanesia-wide tournament ever held. It took place in Fiji and five teams participated: Fiji, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu and served for the third time as an Oceania Nations Cup qualifier.

The teams played each other according to a round-robin format with Fiji winning the tournament for the fifth time and qualifying to the Oceania Nations Cup 2000 along with Solomon Islands. However, 3rd place Vanuatu replaced Fiji at the latter Cup due to civil unrest in Fiji following a coup by George Speight, who overthrew Fiji's democratically elected government.

Solomon Islands and Vanuatu* qualified for Oceania Nations Cup 2000

  • Fiji were replaced by Vanuatu (due to civil unrest taking place in Fiji).
  • References

    2000 Melanesia Cup Wikipedia

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