Football at the 1963 South Pacific Games

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Football at the 1963 South Pacific Games
Tournament details
Host country Fiji
Dates 29 August – 7 September
Teams 6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Fiji (1st title)
Runners-up  French Polynesia
Third place  New Caledonia
Fourth place  Papua New Guinea
Tournament statistics
Matches played 9
1966

The first edition of the football at the South Pacific Games is held in Fiji from August 29 to September 7. Six teams competed in the tournament with them competing in two groups of three with the winning team of each group qualifying through to the gold medal match while second plays in the bronze.

Group Stage[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Fiji 2 2 0 0 7 3 +4 4
 Papua New Guinea 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 2
 Solomon Islands 2 0 0 2 2 7 –5 0
29 August 1963
Fiji  4–1  Solomon Islands
Buckhurst Park


31 August 1963
Solomon Islands  1–3  Papua New Guinea
Buckhurst Park


2 September 1963
Papua New Guinea  2–3  Fiji
Buckhurst Park

Group B[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Tahiti 2 1 1 0 9 2 +7 3
 New Caledonia 2 1 1 0 7 2 +5 3
 New Hebrides 2 0 0 2 0 12 –12 0
30 August 1963
New Hebrides  0–5  New Caledonia
Buckhurst Park


1 September 1963
New Caledonia  2–2  Tahiti
Buckhurst Park


3 September 1963
Tahiti  7–0  New Hebrides
Buckhurst Park

Placement Matches[edit | edit source]

Fifth place[edit | edit source]

6 September 1963
Solomon Islands  2–0  New Hebrides
Churchill Park

Bronze Medal[edit | edit source]

6 September 1963
Papua New Guinea  1–2  New Caledonia
Buckhurst Park

Gold Medal[edit | edit source]

7 September 1963
Fiji  1–0  Tahiti
Buckhurst Park

Sources[edit | edit source]

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