ROY Krishna's 31st minute strike was enough to hand Fiji a historic 1-0 victory over the touring Play Fair Brazil team to tie the two match Vodafone series one-all at Govind Park in Ba yesterday.
Krishna shocked the visitors with a low pile driver in the first half.
Fiji goalkeeper Ratu Jone Gasaubalavu starred in the fixture making many fine saves.
Play Fair Brazil captain and 1994 FIFA World Cup winning team member Paulo Sergio Silvestre do Nascimento tried had to get the equaliser in the second spell but could not get the ball past Ratu Jone.
Fiji shut the visitors out with their stringent defensive pattern. The man-to-man marking by the home team proved to be the difference at the end.
A poor turnout was recorded at Govind Park with only several hundred people turning up for the fixture.
The result will go down in Fiji soccer's history books as the first win over a South American team on home soil.
Fiji Football Association vice president and national team director Tarunesh Reddy said they played better football than the first match on Thursday.
He said the boys were really passionate about donning the white jumper and lifted themselves.
Reddy said they were on track in their build up towards the 2015 Pacific Games.
"The team was more structured from Thursday," Reddy said.
"It was an aggressive match. This is a very young national squad and it is a positive result as we head into the preparations for the next phase of international commitments."
"The door to the national side remains open but players will have to prove themselves."
Play Fair Brazil team manager Marcos Grava Vasaconcelos said the results did not matter.
He said their aim was to showcase high standard of football.
"A win and a loss is not important but I think the people here have seen a high level football game," Vasaconcelos said.
"I must congratulate the Fiji side for a great match. We felt like playing against Uruguay. Fiji was very solid in defence. Carlos is doing a good job.
"The Fiji team is very young and if they keep playing together than they could have a bright future. These players could get attachments with clubs in Brazil.
"Today they knew that it was a match of their lives. It was a unique opportunity to play with their hearts.
"When they scored the goal they went back to half of the pitch and defended. We tried hard to break the defence but could not do that."
On Thursday Play Fair Brazil beat Fiji 2-1 at Churchill Park in Lautoka.