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Uzbekistan brings an end to Fiji’s World Cup adventure

Fijian coach Frank Farina puts an arm around the dejected Nikel Chand after the FIFA U-20 World Cup Group F match between Fiji and Uzbekistan in New Zealand yesterday where Fiji lost 0-3. (Photo: FIFA/Getty Images)

Uzbekistan have booked a place in the FIFA U-20 World Cup last 16 after a 3-0 win over Fiji, coupled with Honduras’ heavy defeat to Germany, saw them leap from bottom to second place in Group F. A trio of second-half goals sealed the dramatic upturn in fortunes, with Eldor Shomurodov and Zabikhillo Urinboev on target in the space of ... Read More »

Inia wins Fiji trials and gets wildcard into Fiji Pro

Inia wins the trials and gets congratulations from 11 time world champion Kelly Slater.

Inia has won the second wildcard into the Fiji Pro surfing great waves at Restaurants off Tavarua Island. First to congratulate Inia on the beach was 11-time world champion and 4-time Fiji Pro champion Kelly Slater from USA. Inia joins Aca as the two lucky Fijian surfers who will surf the World Championship event which can begin on Sunday. A good ... Read More »

Fiji humble Honduras, make history

Atonio Tuivuna of Fiji celebrates his goal during the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 match between Honduras and Fiji in New Zealand. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)

Fiji have pulled off the biggest upset of New Zealand 2015 thus far, beating Honduras 3-0 for the country’s first-ever win at a FIFA tournament. It was an incredible victory for the Oceanian underdogs, beaten 8-1 by Germany in their FIFA U-20 World Cup opener on Monday, and Frank Farina’s side now stand a genuine chance of reaching the last ... Read More »

Rampant Germany smash eight past Fiji

Hany Mukhtar of Germany battles with Ratu Waranaivalu of Fiji during the Group E FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 match between Germany and Fiji in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)

Germany cruised to the most comfortable of victories in their FIFA U-20 World Cup opener, beating debutants Fiji 8-1 in Christchurch. A rampant first-half performance, with Hany Mukhtar and Niklas Stark getting three and two respectively, saw the 1981 winners storm into an unassailable lead, though the Pacific nation’s fans did have something to cheer about when Iosefo Verevou claimed ... Read More »

Fundraising drive for U20 team

Fiji Football CEO, Bob Kumar with FIFA Commercial Manager, Ligavatu Gukisuva.

The Fiji Football Association has designated a special lottery fundraising drive to supplement funds for the Vodafone Fijian Under-20 team participating in the FIFA U-20 World Cup. The first for the U20 team fundraising drive, each ticket costs $100 and is expected to raise about $30,000 to cater for the squad as they participate in next month’s tournament in New ... Read More »

Cricket Fiji announce historic ICC U19 World Cup Squad

Cricket Fiji national head coach Shane Jurgensen and CEO Inoke Lesuma announcing the squad this morning.

Cricket Fiji’s first ever World Cup squad was announced this morning. The Fijian squad, which predominantly consists of players from islands of Lau, exploded onto the international Cricket scene in February this year with shock victories over reigning premiers and hot favourites Papua New Guinea, strong contender Vanuatu, before overcoming Samoa in the final match. The three wins secured the ... Read More »

Building sports partnerships in the Pacific

Photo: NRL Gallery - Round 1, 2014 www.rabbitohs.com.au

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, announcing a small grant to the National Rugby League to support its Pacific Strategy for Fiji, PNG, Samoa and Tonga. Today I announce the Australian Government’s continued support for the National Rugby League (NRL) to expand its successful sports program across the Pacific. At an event today in Townsville I announced that Fiji, Samoa and ... Read More »

Hekari get revenge, winning start for Wellington

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Hekari United had their revenge over Tafea securing a 3-2 victory in yesterday’s match while Team Wellington made a dream debut to the 2015 Fiji Airways OFC Champions League with a 2-1 victory over AS Tefana. A year ago Hekari United were well beaten by the Vanuatu domestic champions 3-1, and coach Jerry Allen was adamant he wouldn’t be letting ... Read More »