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Fiji U19 starts NZ tour on a winning note

Zanzeer Singh
Sunday, April 27, 2014

THE Ravinesh Kumar coached Vodafone Fiji under-19 team defeated a New Zealand Fiji Select team 1-0 in the opening match of its tour in Auckland on Friday.

After a scoreless first half, Fiji U19 found the back of the net in the 70th minute through Ratu Tevita Waranivalu.

Coach Kumar said they faced quality opposition.

Kumar said he rotated the players.

"It was a good performance against a strong side," Kumar said.

"We rotated the players to give them game time. We dominated possession and came out without any injury concerns.

The side will face Waitakere United in the second match at Fred Taylor Park this afternoon.

Kumar said this fixture would be vital.

"We will be able to gauge our strength against Waitakere United," he said.

"The match against New Zealand Fiji Select served as the warm-up."

Five more matches have been lined up after the Waitakere United fixture.

The Fiji U19 team is using the tour as a build-up for the Oceania playoffs in Suva from May 23-31.

The winner of the playoffs will qualify for the FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand next year.








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