World Cup Qualifying
FIFA Region
OFC
Season
2018
Location
Oceania (SW Pacific)
Abbreviation
OFC

Summary

August 2015, all 11 FIFA affiliated national teams from the OFC (Oceania Football Confederation) started qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. Seedings (2015 OFC Seedings table) were based on FIFA World Rankings (6 August 2015). Unlike all other World Cup qualifying, all matches for each of the first 2 rounds of were played in one location; no Home/Away matches.

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2015 OFC Seedings
CountryOFC
Rank
FIFA
Rank
New Zealand1351
New Caledonia1672
Tahiti1863
Solomon Islands1914
Vanuatu1965
Samoa1976
Tonga1987
Fiji1988
American Samoa2009
Papua New Guinea20110
Cook Islands20611

Competition Structure

World Cup Qualifying - OFC
Stage# TeamsNew Teams Entering This RoundTeams From Previous RoundFormat
1st Round4national teams ranked 8-11 in OFC 1 group of 4 with 1 match played against each team in group, team with most points (win = 3 pts, draw = 1 pt) advances, all matches played at Loto-Tonga Soka Centre (Nuku'alofa, Tonga)
2nd Round8national teams ranked 1-7 in OFCwinner from 1st Round2 groups of 4 with 1 match played against each team in group, top 3 teams with most points (win = 3 pts, draw = 1 pt) in each group advance, all matches played at Sir John Guise Stadium (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea)
3rd Round6 1st-3rd place teams from each 2nd Round group2 groups of 3 with Home/Away matches against each team in group, teams with most points (win = 3 pts, draw = 1 pt) in each group advance
Finals2 1st place teams from each 3rd Round groupHome/Away matches, highest aggregate goals advances to the FIFA Inter-Confederation Playoff against the 5th place team from CONMEBOL (Peru) winner

Finals

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregateNew Zealand () 83 Solomon Islands () 
01.09.17New Zealand 61 Solomon IslandsQBE Stadium
04.09.17Solomon Islands 22 New ZealandLawson Tama Stadium

3rd Round

 Group ALeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Solomon Islands 43 -0-19-64222 -0-0642221 -0-13220
2Tahiti 42 -0-26-54121 -0-1322021 -0-13321
3Papua New Guinea 41 -0-33-69-320 -0-2025-321 -0-13440
Advances to OFC Final
DateHome Status RoadVenue
08.11.16Tahiti 10 Solomon IslandsStade Pater Te Hono Nui
12.11.16Solomon Islands 10 TahitiLawson Tama Stadium
23.03.17Papua New Guinea 13 TahitiSir John Guise Stadium
29.03.17Tahiti 12 Papua New GuineaStade Pater Te Hono Nui
09.06.17Solomon Islands 32 Papua New GuineaLawson Tama Stadium
13.06.17Papua New Guinea 12 Solomon IslandsPNG Football Stadium
 Group BLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1New Zealand 43 -1-010-60622 -0-0640421 -1-04202
2New Caledonia 41 -1-24-46-221 -1-0421120 -0-2025-3
3Fiji 41 -0-33-48-421 -0-1334-120 -0-2014-3
Advances to OFC Final
DateHome Status RoadVenue
11.11.16New Zealand 20 New CaledoniaQBE Stadium
15.11.16New Caledonia 00 New ZealandStade Lucien Yoshida
24.03.17Fiji 02 New ZealandChurchill Park (Lautoka)
28.03.17New Zealand 20 FijiWestpac Stadium
07.06.17Fiji 32 New CaledoniaChurchill Park (Lautoka)
11.06.17New Caledonia 21 FijiStade Numa-Daly Magenta

2nd Round

 Group ALeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Papua New Guinea 31 -2-05-113820 -2-0233011 -0-03808
2New Caledonia 31 -2-05-92711 -0-0370720 -2-02220
3Tahiti 31 -2-05-73421 -1-0451410 -1-01220
4Samoa 30 -0-30-019-1910 -0-1008-820 -0-20011-11
3rd Round, 2016 OFC Nations Cu
3rd Round
DateHome Status RoadVenue
29.05.16Papua New Guinea 11 New CaledoniaSir John Guise Stadium
 Tahiti 40 SamoaSir John Guise Stadium
01.06.16Papua New Guinea 22 TahitiSir John Guise Stadium
 New Caledonia 70 SamoaSir John Guise Stadium
05.06.16Samoa 08 Papua New GuineaSir John Guise Stadium
 Tahiti 11 New CaledoniaSir John Guise Stadium
 Group BLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1New Zealand 33 -0-09-91822 -0-0641311 -0-03505
2Solomon Islands 31 -0-23-12-110 -0-1001-121 -0-13110
3Fiji 31 -0-23-46-210 -0-1023-121 -0-1323-1
4Vanuatu 31 -0-23-38-520 -0-2006-611 -0-03321
3rd Round, 2016 OFC Nations Cu
3rd Round
DateHome Status RoadVenue
28.05.16New Zealand 31 FijiSir John Guise Stadium
 Vanuatu 01 Solomon IslandsSir John Guise Stadium
31.05.16Vanuatu 05 New ZealandSir John Guise Stadium
 Solomon Islands 01 FijiSir John Guise Stadium
04.06.16Fiji 23 VanuatuSir John Guise Stadium
 New Zealand 10 Solomon IslandsSir John Guise Stadium

1st Round

 Group ALeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Samoa 32 -0-16-63311 -0-0332121 -0-13312
2Cook Islands 32 -0-16-42211 -0-0310121 -0-13321
3American Samoa 32 -0-16-64211 -0-0320221 -0-13440
4Tonga 30 -0-30-18-730 -0-3018-700 -0-00000
2nd Round, 2016 OFC Nations Cu
DateHome Status RoadVenue
30.08.15Tonga 03 Cook IslandsLoto-Tonga Centre
 Samoa 32 American SamoaLoto-Tonga Centre
01.09.15Cook Islands 10 SamoaLoto-Tonga Centre
 Tonga 12 American SamoaLoto-Tonga Centre
03.09.15Tonga 03 SamoaLoto-Tonga Centre
 American Samoa 20 Cook IslandsLoto-Tonga Centre