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2015 OFC U 17 Championship

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Host countries  American Samoa Samoa
Venue(s)  3 (in 2 host cities)
Dates  13–26 January
Runners-up  Tahiti
2015 OFC U-17 Championship
Teams  11 (from 1 confederation)
Champions  New Zealand (6th title)

The 2015 OFC U-17 Championship was the 15th edition of the biennial international youth football tournament organized by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) for players aged 17 and below. The tournament was held in American Samoa and Samoa from 13 to 26 January 2015.

Contents

New Zealand won the tournament and qualified as the OFC representative for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

Participating teams

All 11 eligible teams participated in the tournament. It is only the second time all 11 OFC member associations have entered an Oceania competition since 2006.

Group stage

The draw of the tournament was held on 18 November 2014, with each group played as a round-robin tournament. The top two teams from each group advance to the semi-finals.

Group A

All matches were played in Samoa.

Group B

All matches were played in American Samoa.

Note: The last round of matches were moved from Pago Park Soccer Stadium to Kanana Fou Theological Seminary due to wet weather and deteriorating pitch conditions.

Knock-out stage

All matches were played in American Samoa.

Final

No extra time was played. New Zealand won the fifth title in a row and qualified for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, while Tahiti lost for the final for the fourth time in five years.

Awards

The Golden Ball Award is awarded to the most outstanding player of the tournament. The Golden Glove Award is awarded to the best goalkeeper of the tournament. The Golden Boot Award is awarded to the top scorer of the tournament. The Fair Play Award is awarded to the team with the best disciplinary record at the tournament.

Goalscorers

13 goals
  • Larry Zama
  • 12 goals
  • Michel Maihi
  • 11 goals
    6 goals
  • Abednigo Sau
  • 5 goals
    4 goals
    3 goals
    2 goals
    1 goal
    Own goals
  • (2: 1 against and 1 against )
  • (2: Bronson Lotu-I'iga against and 1 against )
  • (1 against )
  • (Sam Tiaou against )
  • (Luke Johnson against )
  • (1 against )
  • (1 against )
  • (1 against )
  • References

    2015 OFC U-17 Championship Wikipedia


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