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 Uruguay Juan Carlos Buzzetti
Home stadium Post Fiji Stadium
FIFA code FIJ
FIFA ranking 195 Increase 1 (4 June 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 94 (July 1994)
Lowest FIFA ranking 196 (April 2015-present)
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.[1][2][3] 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
  • 2007 – Second place

Coaches[edit]


Pre-squad[edit]

The following 29 players were named for a preparation camp, hold from 18-25 October 2014. The overseas players didn't receive a call-up. Caps and goals as of October 13, 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Simione Tamanisau (1982-06-05) 5 June 1982 (age 33) 30 0 Fiji Rewa
1GK Beniaminio Mateinaqara (1987-08-18) 18 August 1987 (age 27) 0 0 Papua New Guinea Hekari United
1GK Akuila Mateisuva (1992-01-15) 15 January 1992 (age 23) 0 0 Fiji Rewa
1GK Uliasi Tamanisau 0 0 Fiji Suva
2DF Jone Vesikula (1986-04-30) 30 April 1986 (age 29) 8 0 Fiji Ba
2DF Peniame Drova (1990-10-15) 15 October 1990 (age 24) 2 0 Fiji Rewa
2DF Remueru Tekiate (1990-08-07) 7 August 1990 (age 24) 3 0 Fiji Ba
2DF Ilimotama Jese (1990-03-16) 16 March 1990 (age 25) 0 0 Fiji Nadi
2DF Laisenia Naioko (1990-10-14) 14 October 1990 (age 24) 0 0 Fiji Ba
2DF Leone Damudamu (1985-12-13) 13 December 1985 (age 29) 0 0 Fiji Suva
2DF Krishneel Dutt (1989-03-29) 29 March 1989 (age 26) 0 0 Fiji Nadroga
2DF Ilisoni Logaivau (1991-08-01) 1 August 1991 (age 23) 0 0 Fiji Labasa
2DF Iliesa Lino (1992-06-06) 6 June 1992 (age 23) 0 0 Fiji Lautoka
2DF Kavaia Rawaqa (1990-09-20) 20 September 1990 (age 24) 0 0 Fiji Lautoka
2DF Luke Rawadamu (1990-03-08) 8 March 1990 (age 25) 0 0 Fiji Nadroga
2DF Sakaria Naisua (1993-03-09) 9 March 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Fiji Suva
3MF Zibraaz Sahib (1989-09-09) 9 September 1989 (age 25) 0 0 Fiji Lautoka
3MF Pita Rabo (1977-07-30) 30 July 1977 (age 37) 17 5 Fiji Suva
3MF Taione Kerevanua (1991-04-19) 19 April 1991 (age 24) 0 0 Fiji Labasa
3MF Misaele Draunibaka (1992-04-06) 6 April 1992 (age 23) 1 0 Fiji Rewa
3MF Pita Bolatoga (1984-01-30) 30 January 1984 (age 31) 0 0 Fiji Labasa
3MF Jone Kaloutani (1981-08-05) 5 August 1981 (age 33) 0 0 Fiji Rewa
3MF Manasa Nawakula (1994-03-06) 6 March 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Fiji Ba
3MF Savenaca Nakalevu (1994-03-07) 7 March 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Fiji Rewa
4FW Rusiate Matarerega (1993-01-17) 17 January 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Fiji Suva
4FW Samuelu Drudru (1989-04-30) 30 April 1989 (age 26) 0 0 Fiji Nadi
4FW Napolioni Qasevakatini (1993-03-17) 17 March 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Fiji Nadi
4FW Ravinesh Singh (1992-08-05) 5 August 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Fiji Suva
4FW Maciu Dunadamu (1986-06-14) 14 June 1986 (age 29) 13 4 Fiji Suva

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 33) 32 0 Fiji Rewa
13 1GK Akuila Mateisuva (1992-01-15) 15 January 1992 (age 23) 1 0 Fiji Labasa
23 1GK Beniamino Mateinaqara (1987-08-18) 18 August 1987 (age 27) 2 0 Papua New Guinea Hekari United
2 2DF Avinesh Waran Suwamy (1986-02-22) 22 February 1986 (age 29) 14 3 Fiji Ba
3 2DF Paulo Posiano (1988-04-07) 7 April 1988 (age 27) 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 32) 37 4 Fiji Lautoka
6 2DF Alvin Singh (1988-06-09) 9 June 1988 (age 27) 15 0 Fiji Ba
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 28) 2 0 Vanuatu Amicale
7 3MF Pita Bolatoga (1984-01-30) 30 January 1984 (age 31) 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 28) 17 4 Fiji Ba
10 3MF Alvin Avinesh (1982-04-06) 6 April 1982 (age 33) 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 24) 4 0 Fiji Rewa
22 4FW Misaele Draunibaka (1992-04-06) 6 April 1992 (age 23) 3 1 Fiji Rewa
9 4FW Osea Vakatalesau (1986-01-15) 15 January 1986 (age 29) 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 29) 15 7 Fiji Suva
18 4FW Rusiate Matarerega (1993-01-17) 17 January 1993 (age 22) 2 2 Fiji Suva

References[edit]