Women's Soccer Oceania Championship
|Women's Soccer Oceania Championship|
|abbreviation||Women's Oceania Cup|
|Game mode||Round tournament (2 groups of 4 teams each) / knockout system from the semi-finals|
|Title holder||New Zealand|
|Record winner||New Zealand (6 wins)|
|Qualification for||Women's soccer World Cup|
The OFC Nations Cup Women ( Engl. : OFC Women's Nations Cup ) is the oceanic continental championship in women's football, which is discharged from the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC). The tournament took place for the first time in 1983 and has been played at irregular intervals since then. Until 1989 the tournament was called the Women's Oceania Cup. In 1991 and 1995 the tournament was only qualifying for the women's soccer world championship. Oceania is entitled to a launch site there.
The record winner is New Zealand with six wins. Australia has not participated since 2007 after switching to the Asian Football Association (AFC) . Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) took part in 1986 and 1989 for (sport) political reasons. Due to the small number of women's national teams within Oceania, no qualifying rounds were played up to and including 2014, but all teams entered were qualified directly for the final round. Seven teams were automatically qualified for the 2018 championship, the remaining four OFC members played in a qualification for eighth place in the final round.
The mode of the tournament depends on the number of participants. With a small number, it was mostly played in the league system, in which each team played once against each other team. In the case of a higher number - as last in 2018 - there is initially a group stage followed by semi-finals and placement games.
The tournaments at a glance
Ranking list of winners
|1||New Zealand||6th||1983, 1991, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2018|
|2||Australia||3||1994, 1998, 2003|
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