November 30, 2021
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Fiji in tough Group for WCup qualifiers

Fiji has been drawn in a tough group for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers which will be played in Qatar in March.
 
The Bula Boys are in Group B with top guns New Zealand, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea.
 
Group A has the Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Vanuatu and eitherTonga or Cook Islands.
 
The preliminary competition draw was held at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland and the competition will be played in Qatar from 14 to 30 March 2022.
 
The OFC qualifiers will be played in a mini-tournament format featuring eight teams and consisting of a round-robin group stage, semi-finals and the final.
 
Prior to this, a single qualification match will be played between Tonga and the Cook Islands – the two lowest-ranked OFC teams in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking – for the right to take part in the preliminary competition mini-tournament.
 
The two group winners and the two group runners-up will qualify for the semi-finals. 
 
The winners of the two semi-finals will then meet in the final to determine the OFC representative that will face the Concacaf representative in the FIFA intercontinental play-offs in June 2022 for a place in the final competition.
 
By Romeka Romena   


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