Fiji football team to play Malaysia in 2022


Fiji’s football team will play two international friendlies against Malaysia next month.

This was confirmed by the managing director of the Fiji Football Association, Mohammed Yusuf.

He said it was extremely important for the Bula Boys to play international matches against quality opponents ahead of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) World Cup qualifiers at the end of next March.

“The Malaysian national football team is ready to come to Fiji and play two matches,” said Yusuf.

“We believe the friendly matches the national team play will give them a better understanding of what to do in different situations.

“The two friendlies should be very useful for the players to understand the individual tasks and roles of each footballer selected to represent the nation.

“It will also show them how to cooperate and work together as a team, both in attack and defense.

“The friendly matches will give players a better understanding of each other’s roles on the national team as we prepare for the important tournament in Qatar.

“The fact that we are playing against a team higher ranked than us in the FIFA rankings will give us a good reading of our current position.”

Yusuf said the matches will take place in Suva.

“Friendly matches will be played at the ANZ stadium. We try to get one game in the afternoon and the other in the evening. “I hope things will work out.”

Malaysia is ranked 154th in the FIFA rankings while Fiji is ranked 161st in the world.


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