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Fiji looks to maintain Form

The Ravinesh Kumar-coached side faces off against Papua New Guinea who will be out for nothing less than an upset to get their campaign back on track.
Papua New Guinea was held to a 1-1 draw by American Samoa on Sunday which was an unexpected result for them.
“PNG is still very much in contention for the U20 championship and will be out to upset Fiji,” Kumar said.
“Two good victories in the bag the challenge for us is now to maintain our consistency heading into a crucial encounter in which if we succeed could bring us closer to achieving our dreams of playing at a FIFA World Cup event.”
“We have full respect for PNG like any other opponent we have faced in the U20 championship so far and I believe it will be a very good game,” Kumar added.
Fiji currently leads the standings with six points while Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea are closely following with four points each.
Sameula Nabenia and Antonio Tuivuna also lead the goal scorers list at the moment with two each to their names.
While Papua New Guinea has never beaten Fiji at the U20 championship, Kumar says that is something not to be carried away by.
“Stats are meant for records and end of the day records are meant to be broken. The passion counts on the day of who wants the result and how bad they want it,” he said.
Skipper Jale Dreloa is the lone player in doubt for the clash against Papua New Guinea on Tuesday but the team management is yet to decide.
The Fiji side had a recovery session today and will battle Papua New Guinea 2.30pm at the ANZ Stadium in Suva tomorrow.

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