OFC Championship: Fiji hopes to qualify for FIFA world cup

The Vodafone Fiji U19 team. Picture: SUPPLIED/OFC

THE Vodafone Fiji Under-19 football sides’ hope of qualifying to next year’s FIFA U20 World Cup received a major setback today after going down 1-nil to the Solomon Islands at the Oceania Championship underway in Tahiti.

Both teams were locked at nil-all at the break as the opponents got the winner late in the second spell.

Fiji will now need to win its last match against New Caledonia to have any hope of qualifying to the semi-finals.

The two finalists in the tournament qualify for next year’s FIFA U20 World Cup.