PORT MORESBY, Jun. 8, 2016 (AMP) — Papua New Guinea 2016 : New Zealand reached the OFC Nations Cup final for the fifth time in their history with a 1-0 win against New Caledonia (halftime: 0-0) on Wednesday afternoon at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby.
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 forward Chris Wood in the 49th minute.
Fixtures and Results : Second Round
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)
New Caledonia at the OFC Nations Cup
- 6 appearances (first in 1973)
- 7 participations in the qualifications (first in 1973)
- Statistics: Runners-up (2008, 2012) Third Place (1973, 1980)
- 8 June 2016
- Port Moresby
Read on to know more on the history and origin of the Oceania Nations Cup.