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
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)
- 1 November 1996
Read on to know more on the history and origin of the Oceania Nations Cup.