OFC Nations Cup 2016 : New Zealand beats Fiji 3-1

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OFC Nations Cup 2016
OFC Nations Cup 2016

PORT MORESBY, May. 28, 2016 (AMP) — Papua New Guinea 2016 : New Zealand defeated the Fiji by a score of 3-1 (halftime: 2-1), in a OFC Nations Cup group stage game on Saturday afternoon at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby.

New Zealand dominated the first half thanks to goals from Tzimopoulos ('16) and Fallon ('41). Leading 2-1 at the break, the New Zealanders further widened their lead in the second period with a goal by Wood on penalty in the 61st minute.

The result put the New Zealander top of Group B with 3 points. In their next game, New Zealand will meet Vanuatu at the Sir John Guise Stadium on May 31, while the Fiji will face the Solomon Islands.

Fixtures and Results : Group B

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Overview

New Zealand at the OFC Nations Cup

  • 4 titles (1973, 1998, 2002, 2008)
  • 10 appearances (first in 1973)
  • 10 participations in the qualifications (first in 1973)
  • Statistics: Champions (1973, 1998, 2002, 2008) Runners-up (2000) Third Place (2012)

Fiji at the OFC Nations Cup

  • 8 appearances (first in 1973)
  • 8 participations in the qualifications (first in 1973)
  • Statistics: Third Place (1998, 2008) Fourth Place (1980)
2016 OFC Nations Cup Poster
New Zealand
3:1
Fiji
3:1 (2:1)
  • 28 May 2016
  • 16:00
  • Port Moresby

Group B

TeamPts
New Zealand3
Solomon Islands0
Vanuatu0
Fiji0

Matches

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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