2006 OFC U-20 Women’s Championship

The 2006 OFC Women’s U-20 Championship was the 3rd edition of the OFC U-20 Women’s Championship, a biennial international football competition for women’s under-20 national teams organised by Oceania Football Confederation. The final tournament was hosted for the first time in Samoa from 31 March–8 April 2006.

2006 OFC Women’s U-20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Samoa
Dates 31 March–8 April 2006
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  New Zealand (1st title)
Runners-up  Tonga
Third place  Papua New Guinea
Fourth place  Samoa
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 74 (4.63 per match)
Top scorer(s) Suitupe Tafafa
Kirsty Yallop
(6 goals)
International football competition

Players born on or after 1 January 1986 were eligible to participate in the competition. Holders Australia were not eligible to defend their title after moving into the Asian Football Confederation.

In the final, New Zealand defeated Tonga 6–0. In doing so, the New Zealand team won their first title in this competition, having previously lost the 2002 final to Australia.

By winning the title, New Zealand also qualified for the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Championship in Russia.

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All members of the Oceania Football Confederation qualified automatically, however, Cook Islands and Tahiti withdrew before the tournament began.[1]

The following teams participated in the 2006 OFC U-20 Women’s Championship tournament:

Country Previous appearances1
 Fiji 1 (2002)
 New Caledonia 0 (debut)
 New Zealand 1 (2002)
 Papua New Guinea 1 (2004)
 Samoa 1 (2002)
 Solomon Islands 1 (2004)
 Tonga 1 (2002)
 Vanuatu 0 (debut)
1Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.

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