Tri-Nations football plan

FIJI Football Association is negotiating with its Tahiti and New Caledonia counterparts to play in a Tri-Nations series this year.

Fiji FA chief executive officer, Mohammed Yusuf said president Rajesh Patel had been holding discussions with the two regional organisations.

“Unfortunately, there are less FIFA friendly windows because of the World Cup in Russia. Our president Rajesh Patel went out and he was approached by Tahiti and New Caledonia for the tournament,” Yusuf said.

“It will be a Tri-Nations series which was endorsed by the president.

“We are ready to play the two countries even if we have to fly to one of the countries or those two teams come here.”

Tahiti is ranked 152nd, New Caledonia 154, while Fiji is on 168th position.

“It will be played at one venue and the teams will play each other. Tahiti and New Caledonia are ranked ahead of us in the FIFA ranking,” he said.

“We also have plans to take the Fiji team to South East Asia and we are talking to Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan for possible matches.”

The Christophe Gamel-coached side played 13 international matches last year.

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