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 France Christophe Gamel[1]
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 Steady (9 March 2017)
Highest 94 (July 1994)
Lowest 199 (July 2015)
Elo ranking
Current 143 (26 March 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

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 20 players were called up for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers against New Zealand on 25 and 28 March. [5]

Caps and goals updated as of 28 March 2017 after the game against New Zealand.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Simione Tamanisau (1982-06-05) 5 June 1982 (age 34) 31 0 Fiji Rewa
19 1GK Vereti Dickson (1988-01-13) 13 January 1988 (age 29) 2 0 Fiji Nadi
20 1GK Beniamino Mateinaqara (1987-08-18) 18 August 1987 (age 29) 12 0 Fiji Lautoka

3 2DF Kavaia Rawaqa (1990-09-20) 20 September 1990 (age 26) 1 0 Fiji Lautoka
4 2DF Dave Radrigai (1990-03-15) 15 March 1990 (age 27) 3 0 Fiji Lautoka
5 2DF Ilatia Tuilau (1987-05-08) 8 May 1987 (age 29) 7 0 Fiji Lautoka
12 2DF Remueru Tekiate (1990-08-07) 7 August 1990 (age 26) 7 0 Fiji Ba
13 2DF Josateki Tamudu (1991-06-22) 22 June 1991 (age 25) 0 0 Fiji Rewa
16 2DF Peniame Drova (1990-10-15) 15 October 1990 (age 26) 4 0 Fiji Rewa
17 2DF Kolinio Sivoki (1995-03-10) 10 March 1995 (age 22) 3 0 Fiji Lautoka
18 2DF Taniela Waqa (1983-06-22) 22 June 1983 (age 33) 35 4 Fiji Labasa

2 3MF Avinesh Suwamy (1986-04-06) 6 April 1986 (age 30) 18 2 Fiji Ba
6 3MF Jone Vesikula (1986-04-30) 30 April 1986 (age 30) 8 0 Fiji Ba
7 3MF Epeli Saukuru (1988-08-04) 4 August 1988 (age 28) 2 0 Fiji Rewa
8 3MF Setareki Hughes (1995-06-08) 8 June 1995 (age 21) 6 0 Fiji Suva
11 3MF James Hoyt (1990-09-28) 28 September 1990 (age 26) 1 0 New Zealand Tasman United
14 3MF Rinal Prasad (1989-10-12) 12 October 1989 (age 27) 2 0 New Zealand Franklin United

9 4FW Roy Krishna (Captain) (1987-08-20) 20 August 1987 (age 29) 29 19 New Zealand Wellington Phoenix
10 4FW Samuela Drudru (1989-04-30) 30 April 1989 (age 27) 5 0 Fiji Lautoka
15 4FW Osea Vakatalesau (1986-01-15) 15 January 1986 (age 31) 17 15 Fiji Lautoka

Recent call-up's[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 Shaneel Naidu (1995-03-28) 28 March 1995 (age 22) 0 0 Fiji Ba 2016 OFC Nations Cup

DF Alvin Singh (1988-06-09) 9 June 1988 (age 28) 20 1 Australia APIA Leichhardt v.  Malaysia, 26 June 2016
DF Samuela Kautoga (1987-05-21) 21 May 1987 (age 29) 14 1 Fiji Rewa v.  Malaysia, 26 June 2016
DF Jale Dreloa (1995-04-21) 21 April 1995 (age 21) 4 0 Fiji Suva v.  Malaysia, 26 June 2016
DF Antonio Tuivuna (1995-03-20) 20 March 1995 (age 22) 2 0 Fiji Nadi v.  Malaysia, 26 June 2016
DF Pita Bolatoga (1984-11-30) 30 November 1984 (age 32) 19 3 Fiji Labasa 2016 OFC Nations Cup
DF Amani Makoe (1991-02-20) 20 February 1991 (age 26) 4 0 Fiji Rewa 2016 OFC Nations Cup

MF Tevita Waranaivalu (1995-09-16) 16 September 1995 (age 21) 5 1 Fiji Rewa v.  Malaysia, 26 June 2016
MF Laisenia Raura (1990-10-14) 14 October 1990 (age 26) 4 0 Fiji Ba v.  Malaysia, 26 June 2016
MF Nickel Chand (1995-07-28) 28 July 1995 (age 21) 2 0 Fiji Suva v.  Malaysia, 26 June 2016
MF Savenaca Nakalevu (1994-03-07) 7 March 1994 (age 23) 1 0 Fiji Rewa v.  Malaysia, 26 June 2016
MF Meli Codro (1985-08-18) 18 August 1985 (age 31) 1 0 Fiji Ba v.  Malaysia, 26 June 2016
MF Manasa Nawakula (1994-03-06) 6 March 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Fiji Ba v.  Malaysia, 26 June 2016
MF Malakai Tiwa (1986-10-03) 3 October 1986 (age 30) 17 5 Fiji Ba 2016 OFC Nations Cup
MF Taione Kerevanua (1991-04-19) 19 April 1991 (age 25) 2 1 Fiji Labasa 2016 OFC Nations Cup
MF Ilisoni Tuinawaivuvu (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 26) 5 0 Fiji Labasa 2016 OFC Nations Cup

FW Ilimotama Jese (1990-03-16) 16 March 1990 (age 27) 8 0 Fiji Nadi v.  Malaysia, 26 June 2016
FW Iosefo Verevou (1996-01-05) 5 January 1996 (age 21) 6 0 Fiji Rewa v.  Malaysia, 26 June 2016
FW Napolioni Qasevakatini (1993-03-17) 17 March 1993 (age 24) 3 3 Fiji Nadi v.  Malaysia, 26 June 2016
FW Samuela Nabenia (1995-02-09) 9 February 1995 (age 22) 3 0 Fiji Ba v.  Malaysia, 26 June 2016
FW Anish Khem (1993-08-27) 27 August 1993 (age 23) 1 0 Fiji Nadi v.  Malaysia, 26 June 2016
FW Rusiate Matarerega (1993-02-17) 17 February 1993 (age 24) 2 0 Fiji Suva 2016 OFC Nations Cup

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. ^ "Fiji Team Named". 24 March 2017. 

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