PORT MORESBY, Jun. 4, 2016 (AMP) — Papua New Guinea 2016 : New Zealand defeated the Solomon Islands by a score of 1-0 (halftime: 0-0), in a OFC Nations Cup group stage game on Saturday night at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby.
The Solomon Islands made the New Zealanders doubt themselves for forty-five minutes. 0-0 at half time. Everything was decided in the second period with a saving goal by Adams with just 10 minutes remaining in regulation time.New Zealand and Solomon Islands both advance to the Semifinals.
Fixtures and Results : Group B
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)
Solomon Islands at the OFC Nations Cup
- 7 appearances (first in 1980)
- 7 participations in the qualifications (first in 1980)
- Statistics: Runners-up (2004) Third Place (2000) Fourth Place (2012)
- 4 June 2016
- Port Moresby
Read on to know more on the history and origin of the Oceania Nations Cup.