Oceania Club Championship 2006

Oceania Club Championship 2006

The Oceania Club Championship is organised by the Oceania Football Confederation to ascertain the champions of Oceania. The 2006 event was held in Albany, New Zealand and was the final playing of the tournament before being replaced by the OFC Champions League. The tournament was held from 10-21 May, 2006. The winner of the tournament qualifies for a place in the 2006 FIFA Club World Cup.

Club World Cup qualification confusion

After some deliberation and mind-changing on FIFA's part, the winner of this tournament has earned a direct place in the 2006 FIFA Club World Cup, although this wasn't always going to be the case. In March 2006 it was reported that, due to the restructuring of football in the Oceania region (i.e. Australia leaving to become part of the Asian Football Confederation), the Oceania champions would have to play a Preliminary match against the J. League champions for a place in the main competition.

However, later that month, it was announced that FIFA president Sepp Blatter had been unable to get the necessary support for the new format and as a result Oceania will retain direct entry to 2006 FIFA Club World Cup. FIFA reviewed the format the following year.

Participants

 

Preliminary Round

The Preliminary Round was held at Govind Park, Ba, Fiji, from 6-10 February, 2006 to determine which team would progress to the final round in New Zealand. Only the winner of the Preiliminary Round goes through to the final round. The competing teams in this round were:

Preliminary Round results

Preliminary Round final table

Pos. Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1st Nokia Eagles 3 2 1 0 7 2 5 7
2nd Tuanaimato Breeze 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3rd Lotoha'apai 3 1 1 1 5 7

-2 4
4th Nikao Sokattak 3 0 1 2 2 5

-3 1
5th PanSa Soccer Club 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0

Final Round

The eight remaining teams were separated into two groups, each team playing the other teams once. The top two teams from each group progress to the semi-finals. This Final Round was held in Albany, New Zealand.

Group A

Results

Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Auckland City FC 3 3 0 0 11 1 9
2 AS Pirae 3 2 0 1 17 2 6
3 Marist F.C 3 1 0 2 9 14 3
4 Sobou FC 3 0 0 3 1 21 0

Match schedule

Date Match Result
May 10 Marist F.C. - AS Pirae 1 - 10
May 10 Auckland City FC - Sobou FC 7 - 0
May 13 Auckland City - Marist F.C. 3 - 1
May 14 AS Pirae - Sobou FC 7 - 0
May 16 Sobou FC - Marist F.C 1 - 7
May 16 AS Pirae - Auckland City FC 0 - 1

Group B

Results

Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1 YoungHeart Manawatu 3 1 2 0 8 5 5
2 Nokia Eagles 3 1 1 1 6 3 4
3 Tafea FC 3 1 1 1 4 7 4
4 AS Magenta 3 1 0 2 1 4 3

Match Schedule

Date Match Result
May 11 AS Magenta - Tafea FC 0 - 1
May 11 Nokia Eagles - YoungHeart Manawatu 2 - 2
May 13 AS Magenta - YoungHeart Manawatu 0 - 3
May 14 Tafea FC - Nokia Eagles 0 - 4
May 16 Tafea FC - YoungHeart Manawatu 3 - 3
May 16 Nokia Eagles - AS Magenta 0 - 1

Semifinals

The top two teams from both groups progressed to the semifinals.

Third Place Playoff

Final

Auckland City FC are the 2006 Oceania Club Champions and qualify for the 2006 FIFA Club World Cup.

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