Fiji U23 needs a draw or win to qualify for the OFC semi-finals

Fiji U23 needs a draw or win to qualify for the OFC semi-finals

By Karishma Kumari
Saturday 02/09/2023
[Image: Fiji Football Association]

The Fiji U23 team will need a draw or a win against Papua New Guinea in their final group match of the OFC Men's Olympic qualifiers today to qualify for the semi-finals.

This is after Fiji lost 3-1 to New Zealand on Wednesday.

Fiji coach Robert Sherman says the players have recovered well from their tournament opener against New Zealand and believes it will be a tough game when they take on PNG today.

He says it’s a make-or-break game, and if they lose, they will be out, and if they win or draw, they are through to the semi-finals.

Sherman says they will be doing their best to win the game.

The Coach further says PNG will be a good team in terms of physicality and technique and will be a challenge for Fiji.

The match kicks off at 3pm today at the Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

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