OFC Championship: Fiji fails to qualify for semi-finals
13 August, 2018, 3:52 pm
THE Vodafone Fiji Under-19 teams’ hope of qualifying to next years FIFA World Cup is over.
This was after the side was held to a 1-all draw by New Caledonia at the OFC Championship in Tahiti.
Ratu Dau scored for Fiji in the 47th minute.
Fijian goalkeeper Alzaar Alam saved a penalty late in the first half however, the opponent’s equalised mid-way through the second spell.
Fiji needed a win in this match to qualify for the semi-finals.
Fiji won its first match beating Vanuatu 3-1 after which they lost to the Solomon Islands 1-nil.
In the semi-finals, New Zealand will play New Caledonia while Tahiti takes on the Solomon Islands.
The two finalists qualify for next year’s FIFA U20 World Cup.