It was released by Fiji FA Media a list of 30 players called up for a training camp. The new national team head Flemming Serritslev will evaluate his option in a period of training that is set to key for the final selection of the national team that is set to battle for a spot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The period of training will be of one week, finishing on 28th August.
“It’s a part of our preparation for the World Cup qualifiers. Since we do not know when the qualifiers will be, we need to be ready as soon as we get the message when those qualifiers will be played. “We cannot wait to prepare until it is only one month away from the qualifiers,” Serritslev said to Fiji FA Media.
Lots of young players were called up for the training period: “This time we have some young players in the squad. It’s not because they are present national team players but we want to see them among the experienced national team players how they are doing. “Mostly likely next time we will try some other very young players in the camp. If they (young players) are good enough then they are also old enough,” said the Danish coach.
30-men call-up by Flemming Serritslev:
Goalkeepers: Isikeli Sevanaia (Ba), Akuila Mateisuva (Labasa), Vereti Dickson (Nadi) and Beniamino Mateinaqara (Suva)
Defenders: Mitieli Naiviro (Ba), Lekima Gonerau (Labasa), Antonio Tuivuna (Labasa), Sitiveni Rakai (Labasa), Edward Aaron (Lautoka), Afraz Ali (Nadi), Sekove Naivakananumi (Nasinu), Inoke Turagalailai (Rewa), Simione Nabenu (Suva), Remueru Tekiate (Suva) and Filipe Baravilala (Suva).
Midfielders: Abbu Zahid (Ba), Malakai Rakula (Lautoka), Muni Shivam Naidu (Lautoka), Thomas Dunn (Navua), Kavaia Rawaqa (Rewa), Patrick Joseph (Rewa), Anish Khem (Rewa), Tevita Waranivalu (Rewa), Ilisoni Logaivou (Labasa), Akeimi Ralulu (Labasa) and Ashnil Raju (Labasa).
Strikers: Roy Krishna (ATK-Mohun Bagan), Setareki Hughes (Rewa), Siotame Kubu (Labasa) and Christopher Wasasala (Suva).
Important overseas-based players such as Kishan Sami and Nicho Prasad are not inlcuded in the list as they are not currently based in Fiji. The only player listed that is currently playing his club football aborad is the star Roy Krishna that is on vacation in his country as the Indian Super League is on a break.
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