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Solomons inch closer to usurping Tahiti

FIFA.com: After some dramatic rises in June due to the stunning results from the OFC Nations Cup in Adelaide, there were only minor movements in the latest FIFA rankings for July 2004.

Only Solomon Islands and Fiji moved up, two places each to 128 and 131 respectively and inching closer to Tahiti on 122 and usurping the french territory as the top island nation in Oceania for the first time in years.

After breaking back into the top fifty in June, Oceania’s top ranked nation Australia slumped three places to 52. New Zealand, Tahiti and Papua New Guinea each dropped a few places while Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga, New Caledonia, Cook Islands and American Samoa remained unchanged from the June rankings.

FIFA RANKING - JULY 2004 - OCEANIA

Rank Team Pts: Rank: Jun 04 Change since Jun 04

52 Australia 556 49 -3

83 New Zealand 510 80 -3

122 Tahiti 390 117 -5

128 Solomon Islands 367 130 2

131 Fiji 362 133 2

142 Vanuatu 315 142 0

164 Papua New Guinea 228 160 -4

177 Samoa 178 177 0

182 Tonga 145 182 0

186 New Caledonia 119 186 0

190 Cook Islands 101 190 0

203 American Samoa 19 203 0

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