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Roy Krishna to lead Fiji

Fiji FA Vice President and national team director Tarunesh Reddy said Krishna has the caliber and is the most respected footballer likewise Alvin.#Reddy said Krishna’s club, Wellington Phoenix, had agreed to release the Babasiga lion for one of two internationals against Vanuatu.#“He was available for the second friendly international scheduled for November 10,”said Reddy.#Reddy said the international friendlies would help improve Fiji’s international rankings.#”We had lot of commitment during the year and after the completion of the Pacific Games, we are now concentrating on our senior national team,” he said.#Reddy said an extended 34 member squad has been training for two weeks but some of the players were forced to pull out due to injuries.#“We have named a 21 member squad to travel to Vanuatu but the door will still be open for other players and request them not to be discouraged.#Reddy said preparation have been going very good and all players are fit and ready to face Vanuatu and they what the coach and the public expect.#Fiji FA had earlier announced friendly internationals against Solomon Islands as well in the upcoming window period from November 9-17.#But Reddy said FIFA advised Fiji FA only a maximum of two friendly internationals were permitted because players needed to be given enough recovery time.#”We requested FIFA about playing four internationals and they said no. We have no option.#”We have to obey.”#Reddy said Fiji FA would look into playing Solomon Islands in the next FIFA friendly internationals window from March 21-29, 2016.#The team departs on Friday 6th and plays their first match on Saturday 7th and the second of Tuesday 10th before returning back on 11th.#National squad#Ba: Alvin Singh-DF Malakai Tiwa –MF/DF Abbu Zahid – MF/Striker Laisenia Raura –MF Avinesh Waran Swamy MF/DF#Nadi: Jese Ilimotoma – DF/MF, Alifereti Dickson – GK, Ben Aminio-GK Samuela Drudru – Striker.#Suva: Jale Dreloa – DF , Antonio Tuivuna MF/DF Maciu Dunadamu-striker#Rewa: Tevita Waranaivalu – MF, Amani Makoe – DF/MF, Iosefo Verevou-striker#Labasa: Ilisoni Logaivou – DF/MF, #Lautoka: Zibraaz Hanif – MF/DF, Jone Vesikula DF,Samuela Kautoga –MF/DF#Wellington Phoenix: Roy Krishna – Striker.#

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