Oceania Football Confederation The is one of the six continental confederations of international Oceania Football Confederation association football. Its members consisting of New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and several Pacific Island countries. It promotes the game in Oceania and allows the member nations to qualify for the FIFA World Cup. OFC is predominantly made up of island nations where association football is not the most popular sport. Consequently, the OFC has little influence in the wider football world, either in terms of international competition or as a source of players for high-profile club competitions. OFC is the only confederation to have not had at least one international title, the best result being Australia making the final of the 1997 Confederations Cup. In 2006, the OFC's largest and most successful nation, Australia, left to join the Asian Football Confederation, leaving New Zealand as the largest federation within the OFC. David Chung has been the President of OFC until April 2018. Rajesh Patel is the Senior Vice President, Lee Harmon is the Vice-President while Tai Nicholas is the General Secretary. HistoryThe confederation formed in 1966 with the following as founding members: Australia resigned as an OFC member in 1972 to pursue membership with the Asian Football Confederation, but rejoined the OFC in 1978. Chinese Taipei was an OFC member from 1975 to 1989. In 1996, FIFA confirmed OFC as a full confederation and granted it a seat on the FIFA executive. In 1998 the OFC unveiled a new logo and an official magazine, entitled The Wave. On 24 May 2004, New Caledonia became the 12th member of the OFC. On 1 January 2006, Australia left the OFC again and joined the Asian Football Confederation. In 2008, an associate member, the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association, also left the OFC and in 2009 joined the AFC as an associate member. In late 2009, the Palau Football Association, geographically a part of Oceania but with no official ties to the OFC, also applied for the same status with the AFC as the Northern Mariana Islands association but was not successful. Presidents Member nations Current membersOFC is made up of 11 full member associations and 3 associate members. Those three are associate members of the OFC, but are not FIFA members.
FIFA country code| Association National teams Founded Membership FIFA affiliation OFC affiliation IOC member ASA 1984 Full 1998 1998 COK 1971 Full 1994 1994 FIJ 1938 Full 1964 1966 KIR 1980 Associate 2007 NCL 1928 Full 2004 2004 NZL 1891 Full 1948 1966 NIU 1960 Associate 2006 PNG 1962 Full 1966 1966 SAM 1968 Full 1986 1986 SOL 1979 Full 1988 1988 TAH 1989 Full 1990 1990 TGA 1965 Full 1994 1994 TUV 1979 Associate 2006 VAN 1934 Full 1988 1988 Former members Australia Chinese Taipei Northern Mariana Islands Israel entered OFC World Cup qualification in 1986 and 1990 due to political reasons, though it never became a formal OFC member. Non-membersSeveral sovereign states and dependencies in Oceania have national teams with no affiliation. All play infrequently and may have been inactive for several years. There are also some which do not have a national team. Sovereign states and dependencies with territory in Oceania but are members of other federations. Australia Guam Northern Mariana Islands Competitions OFC competitions National teams Men's OFC Nations Cup OFC U-23 Championship OFC U-20 Championship OFC U-17 Championship OFC Futsal Championship OFC Beach Soccer Championship Women's Men's OFC Champions League OFC Futsal Champions League Women's OFC Women's Champions League Former tournaments National teams Clubs Rankings Men's & women's national teams Last updates: * Men's national teams – 19 September 2019 * Women's national teams – 7 June 2018 * – Provisionally listed due to not having played more than five matches against officially ranked teams ** – Inactive for more than 18 months and therefore not ranked Top ranked men's national teams ImageSize = width:150 height:500 PlotArea = left:40 right:0 bottom:5 top:10 DateFormat = dd/mm/yyyy Period = from:01/01/2006 till:24/10/2019 ScaleMajor = unit:year increment:1 start:2006 TimeAxis = orientation:vertical format:yyyy Colors = id:FIJ value:white id:NZL value:red id:NCL value:green PlotData= bar:Leaders width:25 mark: align:left fontsize:S from:01/01/2006 till:19/09/2007 shift: text:"New Zealand" color:NZL from:19/09/2007 till:24/10/2007 shift: text:"Fiji" color:FIJ from:24/10/2007 till:22/11/2007 shift: text:"New Caledonia" color:NCL from:22/11/2007 till: end shift: text:"New Zealand" color:NZL Beach soccer national teams Last updates: 4 July 2019 Major tournament records;Legend For each tournament, the flag of the host country and the number of teams in each finals tournament are shown.has sent representatives to the FIFA World Cup four times: Australia in 1974 and 2006, and New Zealand in 1982 and 2010. Neither Australia in 1974 nor New Zealand in 1982 and 2010 progressed beyond the first round. Of the four teams, only Australia in 2006 advanced to the second round. ' – Champion ' – Runner-up ' – Third place ' – Fourth place QF – Quarterfinals R16 – Round of 16 GS – Group stage 1S – First knockout stage — Did not qualify — Did not enter / withdrawn / banned / disqualified — Hosts The OFC is the only FIFA confederation that does not have a guaranteed spot in the World Cup finals. Between 1966 and 1982, OFC teams joined the Asian zone qualification tournament, while from 1986 onwards, the winners of the Oceanian zone qualification tournament have to enter the intercontinental play-offs against teams from other confederations in order to gain a spot in the FIFA World Cup finals. OFC play-off record 1970 AFC–OFC Final Round 1974 AFC–OFC Final Round 1986 UEFA–OFC play-off 1990 CONMEBOL–OFC play-off Israel played in the OFC zone for political reasons. 1994 CONCACAF–OFC play-off 1994 CONMEBOL–OFC play-off 1998 AFC–OFC play-off 2002 CONMEBOL–OFC play-off 2006 CONMEBOL–OFC play-off 2010 AFC–OFC play-off 2014 CONCACAF–OFC play-off 2018 CONMEBOL–OFC play-off Olympic Games For Men Olympic Games For Women OFC Nations Cup OFC Women's Nations Cup Notes FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup;Notes Former tournament FIFA Confederations Cup;Notes
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