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Fiji U20 side off to Asia

A 22 member squad left this morning which includes Iosefo Vervou and Jale Dreloa after their suspension was uplifted after a recommendation by the team management.#Also with the team is new find Zane Karan Lingam of Navua.#Meanwhile, team sponsor Vodafone Fiji Limited hosted the team at a reception yesterday and players were urged to become good ambassadors for the country by Chief Marketing Officer Sanjeeva Perera.#”As you are all aware, the Vodafone Fiji U-20 team created history last year becoming the first team of any age grade to represent Fiji in a FIFA World Cup in the 75 years of football in the country,” Perera said.#”Vodafone is proud to be the brand behind the team supporting them to perform at the highest level of soccer and we are committed to supporting the sport at grassroots level.#”The second leg of the build-up tour will help the team prepare better and this sort of exposure at international level will assist the team build confidence and composure.#This sort of exposure at international level will assist the team build confidence and composure. The build-up will allow our boys to level with competition that is expected at the World cup.” #”Fiji is pooled with prominent football nations such as Germany, Uzbekistan and Honduras and the team has already made history for the country – in being the first team of any age grade in Fiji to qualify for the FIFA U20 World Cup. #Now, the honors fall back to you all (players) to make a mark on the international arena taking the level of football in the country to new heights.” #”We are quite confident and optimistic that the team will pull surprises. To the team; we are here to support you all the way, do the country proud, be responsible & become a good role models to your peers,” he added. #Vodafone Fiji U20 assistant coach Salen Lal said it’s in indeed very important tour since we will be playing teams like Myanmar and Uzbekistan.#“We are not promising anything but the result will decide where we stand and we will be putting in practice what we have learnt in training.#Team captain Setereki Hughes thanked Vodafone Fiji for the support towards the team.#“As you all know the team was in camp for last three to four months and the boys are well prepared for tour which is front of us,” said Huges .#“This should be a great build up for the team ahead of the FIFA U20 World Cup 2015.#Fiji plays Germany in their first match of the 2015 FIFA World Cup in New Zealand on June 1st.#Fiji FA Media#

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