Australia beats Tahiti 5-0 to win 1996 OFC Nations Cup

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OFC Nations Cup 1996
OFC Nations Cup 1996

CANBERRA, Nov. 1, 1996 (AMP) — 1996 : Australia defeated Tahiti by a big score of 5-0 (halftime: 4-0), in a semifinals on Friday at the Bruce Stadium in Canberra.

Kris Trajanovski scored tripple goals

Australia dominated the first half thanks to goals from Robbie Hooker ('11), Kris Trajanovski ('21, '36) and Rupena Raumati ('31). Leading 4-0 at the break, the Australians further widened their lead in the second period with another goal by Kris Trajanovski in the 54th minute.

Australia won the 3rd edition of the OFC Nations Cup, their second title in history, Tahiti finished second.

Fixtures and Results : Final Tournament

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Overview

Australia at the OFC Nations Cup

  • 1 title (1980)
  • 2 appearance (1980)
  • 2 participations in the qualifications (first in 1980)
  • Statistics: Champions (1980)

Tahiti at the OFC Nations Cup

  • 3 appearances (first in 1973)
  • 3 participations in the qualifications (first in 1973)
  • Statistics: Runners-up (1973, 1980)
1996 OFC Nations Cup Poster
Australia
5:0
Tahiti
5:0 (4:0)
  • 1 November 1996
  • Canberra

OFC Nations Cup History

Oceania Nations Cup History

Read on to know more on the history and origin of the Oceania Nations Cup.

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