September 23, 2018
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Fiji finishes fourth in U16 Championship

Fiji ended its campaign in the 2018 OFC U16 Championship in fourth place after losing the third place playoff 2-1 to Tahiti in Honiara on Saturday.

The Yogendra Dutt coached side was earlier beaten 3-1 by host Solomon Islands in the semifinals.

Meanwhile New Zealand topped the competition after beating hosts and favorites, the Solomon Islands 5-4 in penalties.

Both New Zealand and the Solomon Islands have qualified for the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup and will be flying Oceania’s flag in Peru.

By Reginald Chandar

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