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Fiji FA announces national squad

Fiji FA vice-president and national team director Tarunesh Reddy said the team would march into camp next Monday for training with the national U23 team. He said the senior team’s first camp will be from February 15-27. #”We’ve named the team and they start training next week,” Reddy said.#“The OFC Nations Cup comes around every four years and so every team will be preparing well for this tournament.”#Reddy said selection would be open as they go through the new season and they might get in more players if the need arises. #He added they had planned three camps in the lead-up to the tournament with the first from February 15-27, the second from April 4-16 and the third to commence on April 25. #The tournament also serves as the second round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification tournament for the Oceania region where the top six teams from the tournament will advance to the third round of the regional World Cup qualifiers. Fiji is pooled with New Zealand, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The national team play New Zealand on May 29. #Squad: Samuela Kautoga, Alvin Singh, Avinesh Waran, Simione Tamanisau, Munit Krishna, Abbu Zahid, Ilisoni Logaivou, Taione Kerevanua, Edwin Shahayam, Amani Makoe, Peniame Drova, Ilimotama Jese, Samuela Drudru, Dave Radrigai, Zibraaz Sahib, Malakai Tiwa, Roy Krishna, Ame Votunui, Osea Vakatalesau and Beniamino Mateinaqara.#2016 Pacific Nations Cup Group B fixtures#29/05/16 16:00 New Zealand v Fiji #29/05/16 19:00 Vanuatu v Solomon Islands #01/06/16 16:00 Vanuatu v New Zealand #01/06/16 19:00 Solomon Islands v Fiji #05/06/16 16:00 New Zealand v Solomon Islands #05/06/16 19:00 Fiji v Vanuatu#

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