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Doors Open For Selection: Reddy

Doors Open For Selection: Reddy
Water park being set up. Photo: Name Phographer
October 29
12:42 2016

The Vodafone national football side has started preparations for the third stage of the World Cup qualifications.

National team director Tarunesh Reddy said they still have rooms for more players if they impress in the upcoming Pacific Cup and the remaining Vodafone Premier League games.

“We’ve a squad of 30 players and we would be reducing it further in our next camp,” he said.

“If the coaches find players who deserved to be included, they will be given a chance.”

The squad returns to camp on November 28 for three weeks followed by a camp in Sigatoka on January 9-21.

They will move back to Fiji FA Academy in Ba on February 6-11 before their second camp in Sigatoka a week later on Feb 20-25. This will be followed by a 23-day camp in Ba in March where they will be playing their first home and away qualifier.

The final two camps is scheduled from May 8-15 in Sigatoka before rounding off with camp on May 22-June 13.

Reddy said they are negotiating with Myanmar Football Federation for international friendlies which are likely to be played in the third week of December.

“There are a couple of things to be finalized that is the dates and the number of matches we want to play. They have also shown interest to play Fiji.”

There will be a tough competition among the players as only 20 will be selected to travel with the squad for the international friendly.

The Vodafone national football side plays New Zealand in its first qualifier on March 25 next year at home before traveling to Wellington on March 28.-Vodafone Fiji

Edited by Osea Bola


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