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More Friendly Matches Later This Year

Building on from the friendly matches against Solomon Islands last week, Vodafone Fiji national team have lined up more friendly matches later this year. After Fiji’s impressive results against their
01 Jun 2017 11:00
More Friendly Matches Later This Year

Building on from the friendly matches against Solomon Islands last week, Vodafone Fiji national team have lined up more friendly matches later this year.

After Fiji’s impressive results against their fellow Oceania opponents – drawing 1-1 in their first match then winning 1-0 in their second match – Fiji Football Association president Rajesh Patel believes the two clashes against teams from outside the region will contribute to the national team’s continuing development.

Fiji Football Association president Rajesh Patel said there was good news for Fiji FA and football fans in general.

“Fiji will play New Caledonia on a home and away basis in the 2018 FIFA stage three Oceania qualifiers next week and then we will play Indonesia in Jakarta and then Singapore and most likely Hong Kong as well in August, “ Patel said.

Patel said Fiji Football would host 100th ranked Estonia in November and was also likely to play Thailand.

“Estonia is a team from Europe and it has been finalised and they have responded positively to play and they’re willing to come here and play.”

Following the two matches, Patel plans to keep the momentum of the national team, working with sponsors to line up more international fixtures.

“We will try to get more international friendly matches,” he said.

Fiji FA he said would continue to work with sponsors to give the fans what they deserved in terms of the skills the players were showing and the facilities.

The Vodafone Fiji national side will face New Caledonia next Wednesday at 4pm at Churchill Park in Lautoka.



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