Fiji national football team

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Fiji
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Bula Boys
Association Fiji Football Association
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach Juan Carlos Buzzetti
Home stadium Post Fiji Stadium
FIFA code FIJ
FIFA ranking 190 Decrease 1 (18 September 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 94 (July 1994)
Lowest FIFA ranking 191 (July 2013)
Elo ranking 128
Highest Elo ranking 71 (17 September 1991)
Lowest Elo ranking 150 (July/August 1979)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Fiji Fiji 4–6 New Zealand 
(Suva, Fiji; 7 October 1951)
Biggest win
Fiji Fiji 24–0 Kiribati 
(Suva, Fiji; 24 August 1979)
Biggest defeat
 New Zealand 13–0 Fiji Fiji
(Auckland, New Zealand; 16 August 1981)
OFC Nations Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1973)
Best result Third place, 1998, 2008

The Fiji national football team is the national team of Fiji and is controlled by the Fiji Football Association. Their best finish in the OFC Nations Cup was third in 1998 and 2008.

World Cup record[edit]

Oceania Nations Cup record[edit]

OFC Nations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
New Zealand 1973 Group Stage 5th 4 0 0 4 2 13
New Caledonia 1980 Fourth Place 4th 4 2 0 2 11 9
1996 Did not qualify
Australia 1998 Third Place 3rd 4 2 0 2 8 6
French Polynesia 2000 Withdrew
New Zealand 2002 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 2 10
Australia 2004 Fourth Place 4th 5 1 1 3 3 10
2008 Third Place 3rd 6 2 1 3 8 11
Solomon Islands 2012 Group stage 6th 3 0 2 1 1 2
2016 To Be Determined
Total 7/9 0 Titles 29 8 4 17 35 61

South Pacific Games record[edit]

  • 1963 – Second place
  • 1966Did not enter
  • 1969 – Fourth place
  • 1971 – Round 1
  • 1975 – Fourth place
  • 1979 – Second place
  • 1983 – Second place
  • 1987Did not enter
  • 1991First place
  • 1995 – Third place
  • 2003First place
    • 1963 – Second place2007 – Second place

Coaches[edit]


Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players were named for friendly matches against Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea in the on May 30 and June 6 2014. Caps and goals as of June 6 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Simione Tamanisau (1982-06-05) 5 June 1982 (age 32) 32 0 Fiji Lautoka
13 1GK Zachary Vakalataseu (1993-01-01) 1 January 1993 (age 21) 9 0 Australia Richmond Rattlesnakes
23 1GK Beniamino Mateinaqara (1987-08-18) 18 August 1987 (age 27) 2 0 Fiji Nadi
2 2DF Avinesh Waran Suwamy (1986-02-22) 22 February 1986 (age 28) 14 3 Fiji Ba
3 2DF Paulo Posiano (1988-04-07) 7 April 1988 (age 26) 3 0 Fiji Rewa
4 2DF Samuela Vula (1984-08-22) 22 August 1984 (age 30) 12 0 Fiji Suva
5 2DF Taniela Waqa (1983-06-22) 22 June 1983 (age 31) 37 4 Papua New Guinea Hekari United
6 2DF Alvin Singh (1988-06-09) 9 June 1988 (age 26) 15 0 Australia Sydney Vatukoula Sanatan Club
12 2DF Remueru Tekiate (1990-08-07) 7 August 1990 (age 24) 5 0 Fiji Ba
14 2DF Ilaitia Tuilau (1987-05-08) 8 May 1987 (age 27) 2 0 Vanuatu Amicale
7 3MF Pita Bolatoga (1984-01-30) 30 January 1984 (age 30) 1 0 Papua New Guinea Hekari United
20 3MF Zibraaz Sahib (1989-09-09) 9 September 1989 (age 25) 2 0 Fiji Lautoka
8 3MF Malakai Tiwa (1986-10-03) 3 October 1986 (age 27) 17 4 Australia Yoogali
10 3MF Alvin Avinesh (1982-04-06) 6 April 1982 (age 32) 24 3 Fiji Lautoka
17 3MF Apisai Smith (1983-08-25) 25 August 1983 (age 31) 4 0 New Zealand Wairarapa United
19 3MF Peni Lesubulamailepanoni (1981-08-05) 5 August 1981 (age 33) 1 0 Fiji Lautoka
21 3MF Ilisoni Tuinawaivuvu (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 23) 4 0 Fiji Rewa
22 4FW Misaele Draunibaka (1992-04-06) 6 April 1992 (age 22) 3 1 Fiji Rewa
9 4FW Osea Vakatalesau (1986-01-15) 15 January 1986 (age 28) 17 13 Vanuatu Amicale
11 4FW Roy Krishna (1987-08-20) 20 August 1987 (age 27) 24 16 New Zealand Wellington Phoenix FC
15 4FW Maciu Dunadamu (1986-06-14) 14 June 1986 (age 28) 15 7 New Zealand Mangere United
18 4FW Rusiate Matarerega (1993-01-17) 17 January 1993 (age 21) 2 2 Fiji Nadi

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up to the Fiji squad in last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Akuila Mateisuva (1992-01-15) 15 January 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Fiji Labasa {{{latest}}}
GK Jone Vesikula (1986-04-30) 30 April 1986 (age 28) 10 0 Fiji Ba {{{latest}}}
DF Archie Watkins (1989-09-15) 15 September 1989 (age 25) 1 0 Australia Yoogali {{{latest}}}