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Roy Confident Of Doing Well In Qatar

Digicel Fijian football captain, Roy Krishna, believes they have a good chance of beating New Zealand in this morning’s FIFA World Cup 2022 Oceania qualifying clash in Doha, Qatar.
22 Mar 2022 09:00
Roy Confident Of Doing Well In Qatar
Roy Krishna

Digicel Fijian football captain, Roy Krishna, believes they have a good chance of beating New Zealand in this morning’s FIFA World Cup 2022 Oceania qualifying clash in Doha, Qatar.

The Fijians need a win to keep their winning record intact after they beat New Caledonia 2-1 in their Group B opener.

The Siberia, Labasa, native said the team are good spirits.

 

“We are very proud to fly the Fiji flag and beat a strong team. We are preparing hard for this match,” he told SUNsports.

“It is going to be a difficult match but we will give it our all. New Zealand has also won their first match so it won’t be easy as our group is a tough one.

“It would be important for us to win every match to secure a place in the semifinals.”

 

Krishna who plays for ATK Mohun Bagan in the Indian Super League said they have worked on their game strategy.

“I’m very happy with the win against New Caledonia. Even though we couldn’t have a clean sheet, the win meant a lot to the boys,” he said.

“The national team has not played for more than two years so the win really boosted the morale of the players.”

 

Fiji can upset All Whites: Patel

Fiji Football Association president Rajesh Patel has praised the Bula Boys for their fine performance in winning their opening game.

“You can see it, new players and a very good young team. There were some players who were unsettled and that’s going away,” he said.

“It is a very good win and I congratulate the boys, the coach and our team, The butterflies will go away.”

 

They look forward to playing New Zealand so let’s see what happens but we are hoping for the best. We know the team will perform well.”

Patel added that he received good reports from the OFC technical team that the Fijians are very professional.

“The only fear that everyone has is COVID-19. Vanuatu has withdrawn.”

 

“This is something that we have to make sure that our boys are tested.”

“Rapid test is performed every second and third day and that result is going to the Ministry of Health in Qatar and they are approving and clearing the team to participate.”

 

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