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2013 OFC Beach Soccer Championship

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2013 OFC Beach Soccer Championship
2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualification (OFC)
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Tournament details
Host countryNew Caledonia
Dates31 August – 2 September 2013
Teams3 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Solomon Islands (4th title)
Runners-up New Caledonia
Third place Vanuatu
Tournament statistics
Matches played3
Goals scored30 (10 per match)
Top scorer(s)Solomon Islands Joseph Luwi (5 goals)
Best player(s)Solomon Islands Samson Takayama
Best goalkeeperSolomon Islands Fred Hale
2011
2019

The 2013 OFC Beach Soccer Championship took place from 31 August to 2 September 2013 on the grounds of the University of New Caledonia in Nouméa, New Caledonia.[1] It acted as a qualifier for the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. This time around, a second OFC team qualified alongside Tahiti for the World Cup, due to the facts that Tahiti is the host of the World Cup and that the OFC is only supposed to have one representative.

The tournament was originally scheduled to take place in Papeete, Tahiti from August 4 – 9 however due to the Tahitian national squad being involved in a European tour it was decided that the competition would be moved to New Caledonia.[2]

Participating teams

Three teams have been confirmed to be participating in the tournament

Group stage

Due to numerous delays in the tournament's administration, the official schedule was not released until 22 August 2013, when the draw was conducted. The first-place finisher was declared the winner of the tournament.

All kickoff times are listed as local time in New Caledonia, (UTC+11:00).

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA +/- Pts
 Solomon Islands 2 2 0 0 14 3 +11 6
 New Caledonia 2 1 0 1 7 12 −5 3
 Vanuatu 2 0 0 2 9 15 −6 0
Solomon Islands 8–3 Vanuatu
J. Luwi 7', 30'
R. Laua 15'
J. Naka 20' (pen.), 22', 26'
M. Aisa 21'
A. Talo 24'
Report 5' A. Malapa
35' I. Wilson
36' D. Natou
Referee: Fiji Rajinesh Dave



Vanuatu 6–7 New Caledonia
A. Malapa 15', 34'
D. Mansale 21'
D. Michel 22'
R. Tom 36', 36'
Report 2' O. Dokunengo
10', 27' K. Dokunengo
25', 35', 35' R. Djamali
34' J.-P. Ayawa



New Caledonia 0–6 Solomon Islands
Report 16', 33', 35' J. Luwi
30' A. Talo
33' S. Takayama
36' R. Laua
Referee: Fiji Rajinesh Dave

Winners

 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Qualification (OFC) Winners: 

Solomon Islands
Fourth title

Awards

[3]

Best Player (MVP)
Solomon Islands Samson Takayama
Top Scorer(s)
Solomon Islands Joseph Luwi (5 goals)
Best Goalkeeper
Solomon Islands Fred Hale
FIFA Fair Play Award

Teams qualifying

Team
1st Place  Solomon Islands

Top scorers

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Final standings

Rank Team
1  Solomon Islands
2  New Caledonia
3  Vanuatu

References

  1. ^ "Path to Tahiti 2013 revealed". oceaniafootball.com. Archived from the original on 2013-09-15. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  2. ^ "RNZ Pacific".
  3. ^ "Bilikiki reclaim beach soccer crown". OFC. September 2, 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-10-26. Retrieved 2014-10-26.
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