New Zealand beats Australia 1-0 to win 2002 OFC Nations Cup

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OFC Nations Cup 2002
OFC Nations Cup 2002

AUCKLAND, Jul. 14, 2002 (AMP) — New Zealand 2002 : New Zealand claimed a third OFC Nations Cup crown with a 1-0 win against Australia (halftime: 0-0) in the final on Sunday at the Ericsson Stadium in Auckland.

Both teams held off against each other during the first 45 minutes of the game. 0-0 at half time. Everything was decided in the second period with a saving goal by New Zealand defender Ryan Nelsen in the 78th minute.

Fixtures and Results : Second Round

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Overview

New Zealand at the OFC Nations Cup

  • 2 titles (1973, 1998)
  • 6 appearances (first in 1973)
  • 6 participations in the qualifications (first in 1973)
  • Statistics: Champions (1973, 1998) Runners-up (2000)

Australia at the OFC Nations Cup

  • 3 titles (1980, 1996, 2000)
  • 5 appearances (first in 1980)
  • 5 participations in the qualifications (first in 1980)
  • Statistics: Champions (1980, 1996, 2000) Runners-up (1998)
2002 OFC Nations Cup Poster
New Zealand
1:0
Australia
1:0 (0:0)
  • 14 July 2002
  • Auckland

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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