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 Christophe Gamel[1]
Captain Roy Krishna
Most caps Esala Masi (52)
Top scorer Esala Masi (33)
Home stadium ANZ National Stadium
FIFA code FIJ
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 181 Decrease 1 (10 August 2017)
Highest 94 (July 1994)
Lowest 199 (July 2015)
Elo ranking
Current 145 (7 May 2017)
Highest 71 (17 September 1991)
Lowest 150 (July/August 1979)
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 7 (first in 1973)
Best result Third place, 1998 and 2008
Fiji national football team
Medal record
Pacific Games
Gold medal – first place 1991 Port Moresby Team
Gold medal – first place 2003 Suva Team
Silver medal – second place 1963 Suva Team
Silver medal – second place 1979 Suva Team
Silver medal – second place 1983 Apia Team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Apia Team
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Papeete Team

The Fiji national football team is the national team of Fiji and is controlled by the Fiji Football Association.[2][3][4] 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
Papua New Guinea 2016 Group stage 6th 3 1 0 2 4 6
Total 8/10 0 Titles 32 9 4 19 39 67

Pacific Games record[edit]

  • 1963 – Second place
  • 1966 – Did not enter
  • 1969 – Fourth place
  • 1971 – Round 1
  • 1975 – Fourth place
  • 1979 – Second place
  • 1983 – Second place
  • 1987 – Did not enter
  • 1991 – First place
  • 1995 – Third place
  • 2003 – First place
  • 2007 – Second place
  • 2011 – Fourth place
  • 2015 – Fourth place

Coaches[edit]

Results and fixtures[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the international friendlies against Indonesia on 2 September.[5]

Caps and goals updated as of 11 June 2017 after the game against New Caledonia.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Simione Tamanisau (1982-06-05) 5 June 1982 (age 35) 31 0 Fiji Rewa
1GK Tevita Koroi (1994-04-12) 12 April 1994 (age 23) 4 0 Fiji Suva


1GK Waisake Ravuisaka (1998-04-24) 24 April 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Fiji Dreketi

2DF Samuela Kautoga (1987-05-21) 21 May 1987 (age 30) 16 1 Fiji Rewa
2DF Remueru Tekiate (1990-08-07) 7 August 1990 (age 27) 11 0 Fiji Ba
2DF Kolinio Sivoki (1995-03-10) 10 March 1995 (age 22) 7 1 Fiji Lautoka
2DF Laisenia Naioko (1990-10-14) 14 October 1990 (age 26) 7 0 Fiji Ba
2DF Kavaia Rawaqa (1990-09-20) 20 September 1990 (age 26) 3 0 Fiji Lautoka
2DF Waisake Tabucava (1992-06-04) 4 June 1992 (age 25) 3 0 Fiji Nadi
2DF Scott Wara (1999-09-22) 22 September 1999 (age 17) 0 0 England Stoke City
2DF Josateki Tamudu (1991-06-22) 22 June 1991 (age 26) 0 0 Fiji Rewa
2DF Manasa Nawakula (1994-03-06) 6 March 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Fiji Ba
2DF Rupeni Rabici (1996-11-27) 27 November 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Fiji Nadi
2DF Ratu Sairusi Nalewadonu (1996-03-18) 18 March 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Fiji Rakiraki

3MF Dave Radrigai (1990-03-15) 15 March 1990 (age 27) 7 0 Fiji Lautoka
3MF Christopher Wasasala (1994-12-31) 31 December 1994 (age 22) 4 0 Fiji Labasa
3MF Epeli Saukuru (1988-08-04) 4 August 1988 (age 29) 6 2 Fiji Rewa
3MF Madhwan Goundar (1988-12-27) 27 December 1988 (age 28) 2 0 Fiji Rewa
3MF Misaele Draunibaka (1992-04-06) 6 April 1992 (age 25) 1 0 Fiji Rewa
3MF Narendra Rao (1995-06-27) 27 June 1995 (age 22) 0 0 Fiji Ba
3MF Jonetani Buksh (1996-07-02) 2 July 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Fiji Labasa

4FW Roy Krishna (Captain) (1987-08-20) 20 August 1987 (age 30) 31 20 New Zealand Wellington Phoenix
4FW Osea Vakatalesau (1986-01-15) 15 January 1986 (age 31) 17 15 Fiji Lautoka
3MF Iosefo Verevou (1996-01-05) 5 January 1996 (age 21) 9 0 Fiji Rewa
4FW Setareki Hughes (1995-06-08) 8 June 1995 (age 22) 9 0 Fiji Suva
4FW Saula Waqa (1995-10-12) 12 October 1995 (age 21) 4 1 Fiji Ba
4FW Rusiate Matarerega (1993-01-17) 17 January 1993 (age 24) 2 0 Fiji Nadi
4FW Amani Valevalavou 0 0 Fiji Rewa

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to represent Fiji in the last 12 months:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Mateinaqara (1987-08-18) 18 August 1987 (age 30) 13 0 Fiji Nadi v.  New Caledonia, 7 June 2017
GK Shaneel Naidu (1995-03-28) 28 March 1995 (age 22) 0 0 Fiji Ba v.  Solomon Islands, 28 May 2017
GK Vereti Dickson (1988-01-13) 13 January 1988 (age 29) 2 0 Fiji Nadi v.  New Zealand, 28 March 2017
GK Emori Ragata (1988-05-06) 6 May 1988 (age 29) 0 0 Fiji Suva v.  New Zealand, 28 March 2017
GK Samuela Tamanisau (1993-04-04) 4 April 1993 (age 24) 0 0 Fiji Nadi v.  New Zealand, 28 March 2017

DF Alvin Singh (1988-06-09) 9 June 1988 (age 29) 20 1 Australia Mt Druitt Town Rangers v.  New Caledonia, 7 June 2017
DF Vuniuci Tikomaimereke (1990-06-07) 7 June 1990 (age 27) 1 0 Fiji Rewa v.  New Caledonia, 7 June 2017
DF Ilatia Tuilau (1987-05-08) 8 May 1987 (age 30) 11 0 Fiji Lautoka v.  New Caledonia, 7 June 2017
DF Andrew Naicker (1991-05-01) 1 May 1991 (age 26) 0 0 Fiji Nadi v.  New Caledonia, 7 June 2017
DF Taniela Waqa (1983-06-22) 22 June 1983 (age 34) 35 4 Fiji Labasa v.  New Zealand, 28 March 2017
DF Peniame Drova (1990-10-15) 15 October 1990 (age 26) 4 0 Fiji Rewa v.  New Zealand, 28 March 2017

MF Amani Makoe (1991-02-20) 20 February 1991 (age 26) 8 0 Fiji Rewa v.  New Caledonia, 7 June 2017
MF Sitiveni Cavuilagi (1994-07-26) 26 July 1994 (age 23) 1 0 Fiji Ba v.  New Caledonia, 7 June 2017
MF Afraz Ali (1998-06-19) 19 June 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Fiji Nadi v.  Solomon Islands, 28 May 2017
MF Zane Lingam 0 0 Fiji Navua v.  Solomon Islands, 28 May 2017
MF Avinesh Suwamy (1986-04-06) 6 April 1986 (age 31) 18 2 Fiji Ba v.  New Zealand, 28 March 2017
MF Jone Vesikula (1986-04-30) 30 April 1986 (age 31) 8 0 Fiji Ba v.  New Zealand, 28 March 2017
MF James Hoyt (1990-09-28) 28 September 1990 (age 26) 1 0 New Zealand Tasman United v.  New Zealand, 28 March 2017
MF Ravinesh Raju 0 0 Fiji Navua v.  New Zealand, 28 March 2017
MF Rinal Prasad (1989-10-12) 12 October 1989 (age 27) 2 0 New Zealand Franklin United v.  New Zealand, 28 March 2017

FW Ravinesh Karan Singh (1989-05-08) 8 May 1989 (age 28) 1 0 Fiji Suva v.  Solomon Islands, 28 May 2017
FW Napolioni Qasevakatini (1993-03-17) 17 March 1993 (age 24) 3 3 Fiji Nadi v.  Solomon Islands, 28 May 2017
FW Manav Permal (1999-11-27) 27 November 1999 (age 17) 1 0 Fiji Navua v.  New Caledonia, 7 June 2017
FW Samuela Drudru (1989-04-30) 30 April 1989 (age 28) 5 0 Fiji Lautoka v.  New Zealand, 28 March 2017

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our New Coach". Fiji Sun. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "BBC Sport – Micronesia concede 114 goals in three matches at Pacific Games". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  3. ^ Kevin Darling. "Fiji hammer Micronesia 38–0 in 'record international win' at Pacific Games | Football". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  4. ^ Vince Rugari. "The Forgotten Story of ... Australia's defeat to Fiji | Vince Rugari | Sport". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  5. ^ "Gamel selects 4 overseas based players". 3 August 2017. 

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