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Game Two - Full Match Summary

Australia wins 6-0 and were never in doubt from the start. Harry Kewell played the first half after recovering from injury but was replaced at half time.

Australia now qualify for the Confederations Cup in Germany next year.more

Game One - Full Match Summary

Australia wins 5-1 in Honiara in front of a very large, supportive Solomon Islands crowd.

The return match will be played at Stadium Australia on Tuesday Evening at 7.30pm - tickets through Soccer Austrtalia.more

Gillet disappointed over loss

By Francis Pituvaka

Solomon Islands late rally could not stop the Aussie onlaught as they took out the first leg by 5-1.
It was a bitter blow to the Solomon's campaign said National coach Alan Gillett in an interview straight after the match.more

Australia Wins Game One

Australia never looked in doubt and claimed victory 5-1 at the Tama Lawson Stadium in Honiara this afternoon. Despite a small fight back in the form of a Batram Suri goal, the Solomon team never looked like threatening the power of the Qantas Socceroos.more

Nations Cup Final - Pre Match News

Solomon Islands striker Commins Menapi has been cleared to play by OFC, despite picking up two yellow cards in the preliminary games.

Its hot but rain has held off and the humidity is not as bad as it could be.more

Match 15: Solomons, Socceroos Stage 3 bound

ADELAIDE, 6 June 2004: The Solomon Islands have pulled off an unlikely 2-2 draw against Oceania heavyweights Australia tonight at Hindmarsh Stadium.more

Match 14: All Whites comfortable winners over Fiji

ADELAIDE, 6 June 2004: New Zealand has comfortably beaten Fiji 2-0 in their last match of the Stage 2 qualifiers at Hindmarsh Stadium.more

Match 13: Tahiti shocks Vanuatu with late goal

ADELAIDE, 6 June 2004: After pulling of a historic upset against New Zealand just days earlier, it was Vanuatu's turn to suffer a surprise loss when they went down to a late goal against Tahiti.more

Match 12: Socceroos defeat gutsy Vanuatu

ADELAIDE, 4 June 2004: The Australian Socceroos have beaten a determined Vanuatu side 3-0 in the final match of round four at Hindmarsh Stadium tonight.more

Match 11: Solomons edges Fiji in thriller

ADELAIDE, 4 June 2004: The Solomon Islands have secured their third win of the Stage 2 qualifiers edging Fiji 2-1 in a closely fought match at Hindmarsh Stadium tonight.more

Match 10: All Whites thrash Tahiti 10-0

ADELAIDE, 4 June 2004: Bottom placed Tahiti has felt the backlash of the New Zealanders going down 10-0 in their worst ever international loss today at Marden Sports Complex.more

Match 9: Vanuatu causes huge upset beating NZ 4-2

ADELAIDE, 2 June 2004: Vanuatu has caused a huge upset in beating New Zealand 4-2 in the final match of round three at Hindmarsh Stadium tonight.
Photo: Vanuatu team line-upmore

Match 8: Solomons back to winning ways

ADELAIDE, 2 June 2004: After an impressive, but ultimately disappointing loss to New Zealand in the second round, the Alan Gillett coached Solomon Islands team got back to winning ways with an emphatic 4-0 win over Tahiti at Hindmarsh Stadium tonight.more

Match 7: Socceroos qualify after beating Fiji

ADELAIDE, 2 June 2004: Australia has booked their place for Stage 3 of the OFC Nations Cup/FIFA World Cup preliminaries after a fiery 6-1 win over Fiji at Marden Sports Complex today.more

Match 6: Fiji avenges defeat to Vanuatu

ADELAIDE, 31 May 2004: A late second half goal from Fijian striker Veresa Toma has ended Vanuatu's World Cup qualifying hopes in the final match of round two at Hindmarsh Stadium tonight.more

Match 5: Socceroos cruise past Tahiti

ADELAIDE, 31 May 2004: Australia has comfortably beaten Tahiti 9-0 in the second match of round two at Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide tonight.more

Match 4: New Zealand survives Solomons scare

ADELAIDE, 31 May 2004: New Zealand overcame a spirited and entertaining Solomon Islands unit but the 3-0 scoreline did not reflect the competitive nature of the round two contest played at Marden Sports Complex.more

Match 3: Bresciano goal hands 1-0 win to Australia

ADELAIDE, 29 May 2004: The Qantas Socceroos have opened their OFC Nations Cup campaign with a dogged 1-0 victory over Trans Tasman rivals New Zealand.more

Match 2: Scoreless draw between Fiji and Tahiti

ADELAIDE, 29 May 2004: Fiji and Tahiti have played out an entertaining, yet goal less draw in the curtain raiser fixture at Hindmarsh Stadium.more

Match 1: Solomons defeat Vanuatu 1-0

ADELAIDE, 29 May 2004: ADELAIDE: The Solomons Islands have prevailed 1-0 over Melanesian rivals Vanuatu at the Marden Sports Complex today in what was a fairly listless encounter.more

Match Officials announced for Stage 2

OFC Auckland, 27th May 2004: The Oceania Football Confederation is pleased to announce the match officials for Stage 2 of the 2004 OFC Nations Cup/FIFA World Cup preliminary competition to be held in Adelaide, Australia from 29 May - 6 June.more

All eyes fixed on Adelaide

OFC Auckland, 26th May 2004: With just days to go until the opening match of Stage 2 this weekend, all eyes are now fixed on Adelaide as Oceania's top six soccer nations vie for two berths to the OFC Nations Cup & FIFA World Cup Oceania Zone final playoffmore

Stage 2 teams for Adelaide confirmed

OFC Auckland, 20th May 2004: The teams for Stage 2 of the 2004 OFC Nations Cup/2006 FIFA World Cup Oceania Preliminaries have been confirmed after today's final group results from Stage 1 in Samoa.more
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