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Suva seeded as Fiji 2

#Fiji Football Association chief executive officer Bob Kumar said that it has been clarified that Ba being a semifinalist during the last OFC Champions League was seeded as Fiji 1 whilst Amicale being the finalist was seeded as leaders in Group C at the pool draws.#Based on performances from representative clubs in the 2014 edition of the competition, the 12 teams were seeded for the draw, which was conducted in the presence of the OFC Executive Committee.#According to the draw procedure outlined by the OFC Competitions department, the teams ranked 1-3 were seeded into Groups A, B and C respectively, in Position 1.#Teams ranked 4-6 were drawn by lots in the following order; Group A – Position 2, Group B – Position 2, Group C – Position 2. The same rule applies for Positions 3 and 4 in each group with Position 3 filled by teams ranked 7-9 and Position 4 by teams ranked 10-12.#Redrawing of lots only occurred in the case where two teams from the same national association were drawn in the same group.#Suva is in Pool B with New Zealand’s top club, Vanuatu’s second club and a team from Solomon Islands.#Ba is in Pool A with Tahiti’s number 1 club, a team from New Caledonia and preliminary winner of Samoa.# #Fiji is set to host the event in 2015 with matches to be split between Govind Park in Ba and ANZ Stadium in Suva in April.#Each group will play each other in a round robin based on a league system; the teams finishing first, as well as the best-ranked runner-up, of all three groups will contest the semi-finals. #The winner of each semi-final will progress to the 2015 OFC Champions League final.#Avikash Chand#Fiji FA Media

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