South Pacific Games 1983 (Western Samoa)

Played in Apia, Western Samoa

Pool A
      Western Samoa   3-1 American Samoa  [opening match]
      Western Samoa   3-3 Tonga
      Tonga           3-2 American Samoa  
      Wallis & Futuna 3-0 Tonga
      Western Samoa   1-2 Wallis & Futuna
14- 9 Wallis & Futuna 0-3 American Samoa  

 1.WALLIS AND FUTUNA  3  2  0  1  5- 4  4
 2.WESTERN SAMOA      3  1  1  1  7- 6  3
 3.Tonga              3  1  1  1  6- 8  3
 4.American Samoa     3  1  0  2  6- 6  2

Pool B
 ?- 9 Tahiti         14-0 Niue            [first ever 'international' Niue]
 ?- 9 Papua N Guinea 19-0 Niue
13- 9 Papua N Guinea  1-2 Tahiti

 1.TAHITI             2  2  0  0 16- 1  4
 2.PAPUA NEW GUINEA   2  1  0  1 20- 2  2
 3.Niue               2  0  0  2  0-33  0
 -.Northern Marianas  withdrew before start of competition

Pool C
      Fiji           10-0 Solomon Islands
      New Caledonia   6-2 Vanuatu
      Fiji            6-0 Vanuatu
      New Caledonia   1-0 Solomon Islands
13- 9 Fiji            5-1 New Caledonia   [!]
14- 9 Solomon Islands bt  Vanuatu
[!] the groups runners-up (so the losers of the Fiji vs New Caledonia
    match) were assured to play Wallis and Futuna in the quarterfinals, 
    supposedly the easiest possible draw; apparently both teams were
    considering throwing the match but Fiji decided to play for keeping
    their unbeaten record; as the losing quarterfinalists with the best
    overall goal record would also qualify for the semifinal, Fiji's 
    big win over New Caledonia virtually assured them of a place in
    the semifinals irrespective of their result in the quarterfinals

 1.FIJI               3  3  0  0 21- 1  6
 2.NEW CALEDONIA      3  2  0  1  8- 7  4
 3.Solomon Islands    3  1  0  2  0-11  2  [*]
 4.Vanuatu            3  0  0  3  2-12  0  [*]
[*] missing goals of one match


Quarterfinals
14- 9 Western Samoa   0-2 Tahiti
14- 9 Papua N Guinea  0-2 Fiji 
 ?- 9 Wallis & Futuna 0-4 New Caledonia

NB: Papua New Guinea qualified as losing quarterfinalists with 
    the best goal record overall 

Semifinals
      Papua N Guinea  1-6 Tahiti
      Fiji            3-2 New Caledonia

Third Place Match
      New Caledonia   2-1 Papua New Guinea

Final
15- 9 Tahiti          1-0 Fiji

NB: after the winning goal was scored in the last minute, a fight broke
    out between players; a Fijian player was arrested for striking a
    police officer, and the referee was injured and had to be carried off
    the field.

Overview File

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