OFC U-16 Women's Championship

The OFC U-16 Women's Championship (previously the OFC U-17 Women's Championship or OFC Women's Under 17 Qualifying Tournament) an Oceanic association football tournament held to determine the team that will appear in the Women's U-17 World Cup. The competition is organised by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) and was first held in 2010.

OFC U-16 Women's Championship
Founded2010
RegionOceania (OFC)
Number of teamsvaries
Current champions New Zealand (4th title)
Most successful team(s) New Zealand (4 titles)
2019 OFC U-16 Women's Championship

There was no OFC qualifying tournament to the first world cup in 2008, as New Zealand classified automatically as hosts.[1]

The inaugural edition, held in New Zealand from 12 to 14 April 2010, was a group stage contested by only 4 of OFC's 11 teams to fill the only spot for the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. It was won by New Zealand, who won all their games without conceding a goal.[2] The 2016 edition was the first to play a knock-out stage. New Zealand won its third title.[3]

The most recent edition held in August 2017 was an under-16 edition,[4] and the tournament was called the OFC U-16 Women's Championship.

Tournaments

Because the 2014 World Cup was already held in March, no sufficient early date could be found for the OFC qualifier. The tournament was cancelled and New Zealand sent to the World Cup by default.

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
2010
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 New Zealand  New Zealand Group Stage  Solomon Islands  Papua New Guinea Group Stage  Tonga
2012
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 New Zealand  New Zealand Group Stage  Papua New Guinea  Cook Islands Group Stage  New Caledonia
2016
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 Cook Islands  New Zealand 8–0  Papua New Guinea  Fiji 3–2  New Caledonia
2017
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 Samoa  New Zealand 6-0  New Caledonia  Fiji Semi-finals  Cook Islands
2019
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TBC

Performances by countries

Team Titles Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place Semi-finals
 New Zealand 4 (2010, 2012, 2016, 2017)
 Papua New Guinea 2 (2012, 2016) 1 (2010)
 New Caledonia 1 (2017) 2 (2012, 2016)
 Solomon Islands 1 (2010)
 Fiji 1 (2016) 1 (2017)
 Cook Islands 1 (2012) 1 (2017)
 Tonga 1 (2010)

Champion's U-17 World Cup record

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • SF – Semifinals
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • GS – Group Stage
  • R1 – Round 1, Group stage
  •    – Hosts
Team
2008

2010

2012

2014

2016

2018
Total
 New ZealandR1R1R1GSGS3rd6

References

  1. "New Zealand ready to welcome the world". FIFA. 8 March 2007. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  2. "Kiwis stroll to Oceania crown". OFC. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  3. "New Zealand qualify for Fifa under-17 World Women's Cup after winning Oceania title". stuff.co.nz. 24 January 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  4. "Lutu standing out for Tonga". oceaniafootball.com. 21 April 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2017.

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