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2018 FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION 2018 QUALIFIERS
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2018 QUALIFIERS - OFC  
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Oceania (OFC): 0.5 spots. 11 teams will compete for 0.5 direct places. The winner of the 0.5 place would progress to the Inter-confederation playoff.

 
                                           
                                           
  FIRST ROUND: Single round-robin format  
                                           
                                           

A total of 4 teams, as determined by the OFC in March 2014, will play a single round-robin tournament held in Tonga.

The match schedule was revealed in 30 July 2015, following a draw held at OFC Headquarters in New Zealand.

 
     
     
 
Flag
Team
  American Samoa
  Cook Islands
  Samoa
  Tonga
 
     
     
Standings
   
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
  Samoa
3
2
0
1
6
3
3
6
2
  Cook Islands
3
2
0
1
4
2
2
6
3
  American Samoa
3
2
0
1
6
4
2
6
4
  Tonga
3
0
0
3
1
8
-7
0
     
 
Samoa qualified to the next stage
 
     
         
  Schedule  
     
     
 
31 Aug 15
Cook Islands
3-0
  Tonga
31 Aug 15
Samoa
3-2
  American Samoa
     
 
2 Sep 15
Cook Islands
1-0
  Samoa
2 Sep 15
American Samoa
2-1
  Tonga
     
 
4 Sep 15
Tonga
0-3
  Samoa
4 Sep 15
American Samoa
2-0
  Cook Islands
     
                                           
  SECOND ROUND: Round-robin Format  
                                           
     

A total of eight teams (the seven highest ranked team and the first round winner) will play the tournament at a single country. For the group stage, they will be divided into two groups of four teams. The top three teams of each group will advance to the third round of World Cup qualifying.

The draw for the second round, i.e. 2016 OFC Nations Cup, was held as part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Preliminary Draw on 25 July 2015, in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

 
   
         
         
Pot 1
Pos
Rank
Flag
Team
1
136
 New Zealand
2
167
 New Caledonia
3
188
 Tahiti
4
191
 Solomon Islands
 
Pot 2
Pos
Rank
Flag
Team
5
197
 Vanuatu
6
199
 Fiji
7
202
 Papua New Guinea
 
         
 
First match(es) will be played on 28 May 2016.
 
         
         
Group A
   
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Papua New Guinea
3
1
2
0
11
3
8
5
2
 New Caledonia
3
1
2
0
9
2
7
5
3
 Tahiti
3
1
2
0
7
3
4
5
4
  Samoa
3
0
0
3
0
19
-19
0
         
         
  Schedule  
     
     
 
29 May 16
Papua New Guinea
1-1
New Caledonia
29 May 16
Tahiti
4-0
Samoa
     
 
1 Jun 16
Papua New Guinea
2-2
Tahiti
1 Jun 16
New Caledonia
7-0
Samoa
     
 
5 Jun 16
Samoa
0-8
Papua New Guinea
5 Jun 16
Tahiti
1-1
New Caledonia
     
 
Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Tahiti qualified for the next stage.
 
     
     
Group B
   
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 New Zealand
3
3
0
0
9
1
8
9
2
 Solomon Islands
3
1
0
2
1
2
-1
3
3
 Fiji
3
1
0
2
3
6
-3
3
4
 Vanuatu
3
1
0
2
3
8
-5
3
         
         
  Schedule  
     
     
 
28 May 16
New Zealand
3-1
Fiji
28 May 16
Vanuatu
0-1
Solom Islands
     
 
31 May 16
Vanuatu
0-5
New Zealand
31 May 16
Solom Islands
0-1
Fiji
     
 
4 Jun 16
Fiji
2-3
Vanuatu
4 Jun 16
New Zealand
1-0
Solom Islands
     
 
New Zealand, Solomon Islands and Fiji qualified for the next stage.
 
     
                                           
  THIRD ROUND: Round-robin format  
                                           
     

A total of six teams will play the tournament. For the group stage, they will be divided into two groups of three teams. The two group winners will meet in a two-legged match with the winner advancing to the inter-confederation play-offs.

The draw for the third round will be held after the second round is completed.

First match(es) will be played on November 2016.

The final will be played on 2-10 October 2017.

 
     
 
Flag
Qualified teams
 Papua New Guinea
 New Caledonia
 Tahiti
 New Zealand
 Solomon Islands
 Fiji
 
                                           
         
Group A
   
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 New Zealand
4
3
1
0
6
0
6
10
2
 New Caledonia
2
0
1
1
0
2
-2
1
3
 Fiji
2
0
0
2
0
4
-4
0
         
         
  Schedule  
     
     
 
12 Nov 16
New Zealand
2-0
New Caledonia
15 Nov 16
New Caledonia
0-0
New Zealand
     
 
25 Mar 17
Fiji
0-2
New Zealand
28 Mar 17
New Zealand
2-0
Fiji
     
 
5 Jun 17
Fiji
New Caledonia
13 Jun 17
New Caledonia
Fiji
         
         
Group B
   
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Tahiti
4
2
0
2
5
4
1
6
2
 Solomon Islands
2
1
0
1
1
1
0
3
3
 Papua New Guinea
2
1
0
1
3
4
-1
3
         
         
  Schedule  
     
     
 
7 Nov 16
Tahiti
1-0
Solomon Islands
13 Nov 16
Solomon Islands
1-0
 Tahiti
     
 
23 Mar 17
Papua New Guinea
1-3
 Tahiti
28 Mar 17
Tahiti
1-2
 Papua New Guinea
     
 
9 Jun 17
Solomon Islands
 Papua New Guinea
13 Jun 17
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands
         
                                           
  FOURTH ROUND: Playoff format  
                                           
     

The draw for the inter-confederations playoff was held on 25 July 2015 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The fifth-placed team from CONMEBOL was drawn against the first-placed team from OFC, with the CONMEBOL team hosting the second leg.

The inter-confederations playoff was held on 6-14 November 2017.

 
                                           
 
 
  GOALSCORERS  
   
   
   
 
   
 
 
  TOURNAMENT STATISTICS  
   
   
   
Round
Matches played
Goals scored
Average
First round
6
17
2.83
Second round
12
44
3.67
Third round
8
15
1.87
Fourth round
Total
26
76
2.92
 
   
   

Notes and References

 
   
   
  
          Last updated: 29 March 2017
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