IT will be a tough week for soccer national head coach Carlos Buzzetti and his team of selectors in choosing a 30-member national under-20 side.
A total of 56 players have turned up for the trials at the National Football Academy in Ba in hopes to be part of the national side that will compete in the Oceania U20 World Cup play-offs in March next year.
Two notable names in the squad are Labasa soccer team goalkeeper cum striker Filipo Daugunu and Nadroga team striker Tomasi Tuicakau.
National team director Tarunesh Reddy said the players were selected through zonal trials and during the Fiji Secondary Schools Soccer Championships in Ba two week ago.
He said trials had begun and the national coaches had a hard task of going through all players in order to select a formidable side.
"It will be a normal trial camp where the coaches will look at the fitness levels of the players and the quality of football they can play," Reddy said.
"The players have been selected based on the positions and the coaches will have a hard time in selecting the right players.
"It will be hard because we had selected the best players from the zones and the secondary schools soccer championship so we have like 10 strikers, 15 midfielders, 10 defenders and about 10 to 15 goalkeepers so going through each one of them will be a hard task."
Earlier last week, Buzzetti told fijifootball.com the trial/camp is a unique opportunity for the selected players to show their potential to national coaches on their abilities to represent Fiji.
"The camp will provide the national coaches with a better view of each individual in all aspects of football, technique, skill, speed, stamina, strength, agility, mobility, flexibility, ability to understand and read the game well," Buzzetti told fijifootball.com.
"Tactics, systems, human behaviour inside and outside the ground."