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Fiji
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Bula Boys
Association Fiji Football Association
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach Rob Sherman
Captain Roy Krishna
Most caps Roy Krishna (52)
Top scorer Roy Krishna (36)
Home stadium HFC Bank Stadium
FIFA code FIJ
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 169 Steady (7 February 2019)
Highest 94 (July 1994)
Lowest 199 (July 2015)
Elo ranking
Current 157 Decrease 12 (3 March 2019)
Highest 77 (14 September 1991)
Lowest 162 (11 June 2017)
First international
 Fiji 4–6 New Zealand 
(Suva, Fiji; 7 October 1951)
Biggest win
 Fiji 24–0 Kiribati 
(Nausori, Fiji; 30 August 1979)
Biggest defeat
 New Zealand 13–0 Fiji 
(Auckland, New Zealand; 16 August 1981)
OFC Nations Cup
Appearances 8 (first in 1973)
Best result Third place, 1998 and 2008
Fiji national football team
Medal record
Pacific Games
Gold 1991 Port Moresby Team
Gold 2003 Suva Team
Silver 1963 Suva Team
Silver 1979 Suva Team
Silver 1983 Apia Team
Silver 2007 Apia Team
Bronze 1995 Papeete Team

The Fiji men's national football team (Fijian: timi ni soka ni Viti) is Fiji's national men's team and is controlled by the governing body of football in Fiji, the Fiji Football Association. The team plays most of their home games at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva.

Fiji first participated in the FIFA World Cup qualification in 1982; since 1990, Fiji have attempted to qualify for each World Cup without success. Their best result was a final round appearance in 2010. The national team also represents Fiji at the OFC Nations Cup, having appeared in eight out of ten previous tournaments. Fiji's best result is a third-place finish at the 1998 and 2008 editions. They have won the Melanesia Cup five times and competed in the Pacific Games from 1963 until 2015 when the competition became an under-23 tournament.

As in most countries in Oceania where football (or soccer) is not the most popular sport (such as Australia and New Zealand), Fiji's most popular sport is rugby union. As of 2022, Fiji has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup. In spite of this, the country's youth football team has enjoyed recent success, qualifying for both the 2015 and 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cups and the 2016 Olympic football tournaments.

History

Beginnings (1951–1973)

Fiji's first international football game was against a New Zealand side that was touring Oceania and had played four games against New Caledonia. The international, which took place on 7 October 1951, saw New Zealand getting the win 6-4. Jock Newall got a hat-trick for New Zealand. New Zealand returned the following year, with Fiji losing all three games, including a 9–0 drubbing in the second match.

After being absent from the international game for eleven years, the Fiji Football Association joined FIFA in 1963. That same year, the national team entered the first edition of the South Pacific Games, held in Fiji. In that tournament, the country appeared in its first gold medal match after defeating Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, but lost the match to New Caledonia 8–2. Marc-Kanyan Case scored four goals for the opposition and Fiji was relegated to silver.

After missing 1966, the team's next tournament appearance was in the 1969 Games held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. They finished in fourth place out of six teams after losing to Papua New Guinea in the bronze medal playoff. Two years later, Fiji finished at the bottom of Group two with losses against New Caledonia and New Hebrides. They would, however, defeat the Cook Islands in the fifth place play-off.

World Cup qualifying debut and Oceania upsets (1973–1991)

As a member of the Oceania Football Confederation, Fiji played in the first edition of the OFC Nations Cup held in New Zealand in 1973. They did not win a match in the four games they played during the tournament. Competing at the 1975 South Pacific Games the national team, under coach Sashi Mahendra Singh, made the semi-finals of the competition where they lost to Tahiti. In the third-place playoff, they lost to the Solomon Islands by a goal.

After John Lal became the new coach for Fiji in 1977, his first match as coach was an unofficial game against Taiwan which ended in a two-all draw before taking on Australia who played Taiwan because of the soccer ban in the country. On 19 March 1977, they took on Australia at Buckhurst Park. Seven national players from Ba F.C. were unavailable due to a planned tour of New Zealand. After holding off the Australians for the first forty-five minutes, Jimmy Okete (who was making his debut) scored the only goal of the game. This was a shock to the locals since the team struggled in the two tours to Australia in 1961 and 1968 against the state teams.

Under the orders of new coach, Moti Musadilal, they played some pre-tournament friendlies against New Zealand conceding nine goals in the two games before competing at the 1979 South Pacific Games in Suva. After getting a nil all draw against Papua New Guinea, they scored their biggest win against Kiribati winning by twenty-four goals. After defeating Wallis and Futuna in the quarter-finals and Solomon Islands in the semis, they made it to their second Pacific Games final against Tahiti. In front of over twenty thousand people, Fiji came up short again with Erroll Bennett scoring a double to give Tahiti the gold medal.

Fiji's next tournament was the 1980 OFC Nations Cup where they were grouped with New Zealand, Solomon Islands and Tahiti. After defeating the Solomon Islands in the opening game, they were expected to lose against New Zealand who were the favourites to win the group. On 27 February 1980, they became the first Fijian team to defeat a New Zealand team with Dewan Chand and Meli Vuilabasa both scoring two goals in the victory. Fiji did not make it to the final. They lost first to Tahiti 6–3, and then lost the third-place playoff to New Caledonia 2–1, in what was the last Oceania Cup for sixteen years.

The following year saw a new coach with former New Zealand coach Wally Hughes leading the team into their first World Cup qualifiers. After opening with a four-goal defeat against New Zealand, they drew with Indonesia nil-all, before defeating Chinese Taipei 2–1 to be in third place with three points. For Fiji that momentum was short-lived. They finished at the bottom of the group after conceding twenty-three goals in the final two games against Australia and New Zealand. Hughes resigned after the Australian game stating, "I wouldn't wish on any coach what I have been through," suggesting that bribery was involved in the defeat to Australia.

After two years absence from international football, the national team, under Rudi Gutendorf, competed at the 1983 South Pacific Games in Samoa. After finishing top of the group that featured New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, they defeated Papua New Guinea 2–0 in the quarter-finals before knocking off New Caledonia in the semi-final. In the final, they lost to Tahiti by a single goal which was contested by the players who attacked the referee and linesmen. Another similar incident in a friendly against New Zealand happened the following year. This led to a one-year ban of international matches being held at Fiji.

Fiji's next tournament was the 1988 Melanesia Cup held in the Solomon Islands. The national team won the final against the Solomon Islands 3–1 to claim their first title. Later in that year, they competed in the first round of the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification against Australia, with the motivation of five hundred Fijian dollars bonus for each player if they won. In front of six thousand people, they defeated Australia 1–0 with Ravuame Madigi scoring the goal to take the lead heading into the second leg. The second leg though saw Australia take out the match by a score of 5–1 in what media called the "Battle of Newcastle". It included an all-in brawl in the last part of the match which saw Charlie Yankos get a broken nose.

After claiming the 1989 Melanesia Cup at home, in the following year they finished in third place behind Vanuatu and New Caledonia. The team headed to Tahiti for the 1991 South Pacific Games where they finished top of the group before defeating Vanuatu in the semi-finals. In the final, they took on the Solomon Islands where Radike Nawalu scored the opening goal of the game in the 29th minute to give Fiji the lead. The game went to penalties with Fiji winning the gold for the first time.

Melanesia powerhouse (1991–2003)

Fiji competed at the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification in Group B with Vanuatu and New Zealand. After losing to New Zealand in the opening game of qualifying at Christchurch, they headed off to Vanuatu to compete at the 1992 Melanesia Cup. They took the cup for the third time with the difference being one goal over New Caledonia. After a 3–0 win over Vanuatu in Suva, they tied with New Zealand at the same ground. In the final game of the group, they defeated Vanuatu in Port Vila by the same scoreline. That game was a dead rubber as they finished behind New Zealand and were eliminated from contention.

After not qualifying for the 1996 OFC Nations Cup having finished second at the 1994 Melanesia Cup, at the 1995 South Pacific Games in Tahiti Fiji won the bronze medal by defeating Vanuatu in the bronze medal playoff.

Attempting to qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Fiji got a bye into the second round of qualifying where they were paired with New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. The top team qualified for the third round. The nation finished in second place with losses to New Zealand both at home (1–0) and away (5–0) being the critical factors in their elimination. Fiji's next tournament was the 1998 OFC Nations Cup after they qualified by taking out the 1998 Melanesia Cup held in Vanuatu. The only blemish being a one–all draw against the Solomon Islands.

After losing to the hosts (Australia) 3–0 in their first game, they defeated the Cook Islands 3–1 to secure a semi-final spot where they fell to New Zealand by a single goal. This put them into the third-place playoff where they defeated Tahiti for their best result to date at the OFC Nations Cup with a third-place. Esala Masi was the top goalscorer for the tournament with three goals. Fiji qualified for the following edition of the Nations Cup after winning the title at the 2000 Melanesia Cup in Fiji. But later that year, Fiji withdrew because of political unrest in the country, which led to the 2000 Fijian coup d'état.

Fiji's qualification for the 2002 FIFA World Cup started at Coffs Harbour when they were grouped with American Samoa, Australia, Samoa and Tonga in Group one. In the opening game of the group, they defeated American Samoa 13–0 to record their biggest win in a FIFA match. Shailemdra Lal scored five goals; Esala Masi scored four. After defeating Samoa 6–1, they lost to Australia 2–0 to finish in second place and were eliminated from contention. Only the top team from the group qualified through to the second round. They met Australia again at the 2002 OFC Nations Cup in New Zealand. They finished in third place in the group after only winning against New Caledonia followed by an 8–0 loss against Australia. This eliminated Fiji from the semi-finals and saw the sack of Billy Singh ending a seven-year reign in his third stint as coach of the national team.

Fiji claimed the 2003 South Pacific Games gold medal at home. The squad, which consisted mostly of young players, was able to go unbeaten throughout the tournament defeating New Caledonia in the gold medal match. Esala Masi was Fiji's top scorer for Fiji with twelve goals which included the seven in the 12–0 win over Kiribati in the group stage.

Recent times (2004–)

Fiji's qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup started in Samoa. They finished in second place in the qualifying group which featured Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and American Samoa. Their only loss was against Vanuatu on the final match-day. This meant that Fiji qualified through to the 2004 OFC Nations Cup. After drawing with Tahiti and getting a win over Vanuatu, their World Cup chance ended when Fiji lost the next three matches and were eliminated at the second stage of qualifying.

Fiji's next tournament was the 2007 South Pacific Games in Samoa, which was also the first round of qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. After getting safely through the group, which included Tuvalu, Tahiti, Cook Islands and New Caledonia, they took on Vanuatu for a spot in the semi-finals to qualify for the next round. In the semi-finals, they defeated Vanuatu to advance to the second round of qualifying with a three-goal victory, confirming their spot in the gold medal match. They lost by a single goal to New Caledonia, however, to finish runner-up for the fourth time.

The second round of qualifying got off to a rocky start. Goalkeeper, Simione Tamanisau was refused entry because his father had been linked to the 2006 Fijian coup d'état. The match was moved to the end of the qualifying period with Fiji winning 2–0. During that reschedule, the national team played the rest of their World Cup games. The team finished in third place in the group after getting only one point in their first three games—a three-all draw against New Caledonia. This was a key factor as the later 4–0 loss to the same team ended their hopes for qualifying to the next stage.

Under the guidance of Gurjit Singh, the team competed at the 2011 Pacific Games in New Caledonia. In the group stage, the team qualified for the semi-finals with a game to spare as they would go through with a clean sweep of wins. In the semi-finals, they took the lead against the Solomon Islands in the sixty-ninth minute of play with a goal by Maciu Dunadamu. But goals from Joses Nawo and Henry Fa'arodo, however, gave the Solomon Islands the win and a spot in the gold medal match. Fiji finished in fourth place losing to Tahiti in the bronze medal match 2–1.

Juan Carlos Buzzetti returned to Fiji's top job as he led the team to the 2012 OFC Nations Cup. This was also the second part of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Competing in Group B, they lost the opening game to New Zealand. The only goalscorer of the match was Kiwi player Tommy Smith in the eleventh minute. After a nil-all draw against the Solomon Islands, they got their only goal of the tournament with Maciu Dunadamu opening the scoring against Papua New Guinea in the fifteenth minute. But a late goal from Kema Jack ended the tournament for Fiji with a draw and knocked them out in the group stage.

After not competing in a senior international for three years, the national team had two friendlies against A-League side Wellington Phoenix before entering their under-23 squad for the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea. This was also a qualifier for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. After losing the opening game, they got a draw in the second match with Roy Krishna and Ilimotama Jese each scoring a goal for Fiji. More friendlies took place before the national team headed to Papua New Guinea for the 2016 OFC Nations Cup. This was also the second round of qualification for the 2018 World Cup. With a squad that only had three outside of the National League, Fiji lost the opening game against New Zealand with Krishna getting the only goal in the 3–1 loss. After defeating the Solomon Islands in their second game with a Krishna goal, they needed to at least draw Vanuatu in the final group game to have a chance at qualifying to the semis. After almost getting the early lead from Krishna, Fiji fell behind by two goals from Dominique Fred and Fenedy Masauvakalo giving Vanuatu the lead. The second half saw Fiji tie the match at two-all as goals from Samuela Kautoga and Krishna gave the team hope of qualifying. But Fiji was eliminated from the competition as a penalty in the 75th minute by Brian Kaltack gave Vanuatu a spot in the semis by goal difference.

For finishing third place, they qualified through to the third round of qualifying. Fiji was drawn to face New Zealand and New Caledonia in Group A. Before the first game against New Zealand, Frank Farina was replaced by Christophe Gamel in the top job with Gamel stating, "We respect our opponents and we know that they are strong" in his first press conference as manager. Fiji only got a single point from their four games. That point was against New Caledonia at Lautoka with the game ending in a two–all draw.

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Kit sponsorship

Kit lier Period
England Umbro 1981–????
N/A White 2001–2005
Germany Puma 2005–2007
Italy Lotto 2008–2011
Italy Kappa 2012–

Home stadium

ANZ Stadium Fiji
HFC Bank Stadium in Suva, Fiji, hosts all of Fiji national matches.

The first soccer international held in Fiji was held at Albert Park, when New Zealand took on the hosts in 1951. The stadium, the main centre in Fiji during the early 20th century, was also the home of cricket and of the country's first Rugby union test match in 1926.

In modern times, most games hosted by Fiji are held at the HFC Bank Stadium, which was built in 1951 and has been renovated twice which can hold a capacity of 15,000. The first renovation was in 1978 for the 1979 South Pacific Games held in Suva. A second renovation took place in 2012 sponsored by ANZ Fiji at a cost 17.5 million Fijian dollars in exchange for the stadium's naming rights. The football team has also played games at Lautoka, Ba, Nausori and Labasa.

Results and fixtures

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

      Win       Draw       Loss       Fixture

2023

2024

Current technical staff

Position
Head coach Wales Robert Sherman
Technical Director Germany Timo Jankowski
Manager Fiji Anushil Kumar
Assistant coach Fiji Sunil Kumar
Assistant coach Fiji Marika Rodu
Goalkeeping Coach England Bobby Mimms
Team Director Fiji Tarunesh Reddy
Physiotherapist Fiji Nishant Kumar
Physiotherapist Fiji Varoon Karan
Doctor Fiji Kapil Krishnam Swamy

Coaching history

  • Fiji Sashi Mahendra Singh (1960–1972)
  • Fiji Mohammed Ali Sahu Khan (1972–1974)
  • Fiji Sashi Mahendra Singh (1974–1976)
  • Fiji John Lal (1977–1978)
  • Fiji Moti Musadilal (1979)
  • Fiji Sashi Mahendra Singh (1980)
  • New Zealand Wally Hughes (1981–1982)
  • West Germany Rudi Gutendorf (1983)
  • Fiji Michael Thoman (1983–1984)
  • Fiji Billy Singh (1985–1986)
  • West Germany Rudi Gutendorf (1987)
  • Fiji Billy Singh (1987–1992)
  • Scotland Danny McLennan (1993–1995)
  • Fiji Billy Singh (1995–2002)
  • Australia Les Scheinflug (2002)
  • Australia Tony Buesnel (2003–2004)
  • Australia Lee Sterrey (2005–2006)
  • Uruguay Juan Carlos Buzzetti (2006–2009)
  • Fiji Yogendra Dutt (2009–2010)
  • Fiji Gurjit Singh (2011)
  • Uruguay Juan Carlos Buzzetti (2011–2015)
  • Australia Frank Farina (2015–2016)
  • France Christophe Gamel (2016–2019)
  • Denmark Flemming Serritslev (2020–2022)
  • Fiji Marika Rodu (2023)
  • Wales Robert Sherman (2023–present)

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2023 Pacific Games.

Caps and goals updated as of 1 December 2023, after the game against Vanuatu.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Mohammed Alzaar Alam (2000-02-08) 8 February 2000 (age 24) 5 0 Fiji Rewa
20 1GK Isikeli Sevanaia (2003-01-11) 11 January 2003 (age 21) 0 0 Fiji Rewa
22 1GK Akuila Mateisuva (1992-01-15) 15 January 1992 (age 32) 11 0 Fiji Suva

2 2DF Brendan McMullen (2002-06-30) 30 June 2002 (age 21) 3 0 New Zealand Wellington Olympic
3 2DF Epeli Lairoti (1995-06-03) 3 June 1995 (age 29) 7 0 Fiji Suva
11 2DF Ilimotama Jese (1990-03-16) 16 March 1990 (age 34) 9 0 Fiji Lautoka
16 2DF Gabriele Matanisiga (1995-06-14) 14 June 1995 (age 29) 10 2 Fiji Rewa
17 2DF Filipe Baravilala (1994-11-25) 25 November 1994 (age 29) 7 0 Fiji Suva
18 2DF Lekima Gonerau (1989-12-08) 8 December 1989 (age 34) 7 0 Fiji Labasa
21 2DF Sterling Vasconcellos (2005-04-19) 19 April 2005 (age 19) 4 0 Fiji Lautoka
23 2DF Kishan Sami (2000-03-13) 13 March 2000 (age 24) 19 1 Fiji Rewa

4 3MF Patrick Joseph (1998-05-03) 3 May 1998 (age 26) 19 2 Fiji Rewa
5 3MF Sitiveni Cavuilagi (1994-07-26) 26 July 1994 (age 29) 12 0 Fiji Lautoka
6 3MF Thomas Dunn (2003-01-19) 19 January 2003 (age 21) 3 3 Fiji Navua
7 3MF Dave Radrigai (1990-03-15) 15 March 1990 (age 34) 28 2 Fiji Suva
8 3MF Setareki Hughes (1995-06-08) 8 June 1995 (age 29) 37 1 Fiji Rewa
10 3MF Nabil Begg (2004-03-17) 17 March 2004 (age 20) 7 2 Fiji Ba
12 3MF Tevita Waranaivalu (1995-09-16) 16 September 1995 (age 28) 19 2 Fiji Rewa
13 3MF Mohammed Ramzan Khan (1999-11-22) 22 November 1999 (age 24) 1 0 Fiji Suva
15 3MF Etonia Dogalau (2001-02-24) 24 February 2001 (age 23) 4 1 Fiji Ba

9 4FW Roy Krishna (1987-08-30) 30 August 1987 (age 36) 50 35 India Odisha
14 4FW Sairusi Nalaubu (1996-12-14) 14 December 1996 (age 27) 11 7 Fiji Lautoka
19 4FW Merrill Nand (2000-09-22) 22 September 2000 (age 23) 3 1 Fiji Suva

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to represent Fiji in the last 12 months:


Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Tevita Ravia (2002-06-17) 17 June 2002 (age 22) 0 0 Fiji Nadi v.  Solomon Islands; 26 March 2023

DF Remueru Tekiate (1990-08-07) 7 August 1990 (age 33) 37 2 Fiji Suva v.  Solomon Islands; 26 March 2023
DF Praneel Naidu (1995-01-29) 29 January 1995 (age 29) 5 0 Fiji Ba v.  Solomon Islands; 26 March 2023
DF Simione Nabenu (2000-05-06) 6 May 2000 (age 24) 4 0 Fiji Suva v.  Solomon Islands; 26 March 2023
DF Inoke Turagalailai (2002-02-04) 4 February 2002 (age 22) 3 0 Fiji Suva v.  Solomon Islands; 26 March 2023
DF Matthew Charitar (1997-10-15) 15 October 1997 (age 26) 0 0 Fiji Navua v.  Solomon Islands; 26 March 2023

MF Christopher Wasasala (1994-12-31) 31 December 1994 (age 29) 24 10 Fiji Labasa v.  Solomon Islands; 26 March 2023
MF Muni Shivam Naidu (2000-03-24) 24 March 2000 (age 24) 11 0 Fiji Lautoka v.  Solomon Islands; 26 March 2023
MF William Valentine (1997-10-11) 11 October 1997 (age 26) 1 0 Fiji Nadi v.  Solomon Islands; 26 March 2023
MF Akeimi Ralulu (1998-03-01) 1 March 1998 (age 26) 0 0 Fiji Labasa v.  Solomon Islands; 26 March 2023

FW Samuela Drudru (1989-04-30) 30 April 1989 (age 35) 13 4 Fiji Suva v.  Solomon Islands; 26 March 2023

Player records

Players in bold are still active with Fiji.

Most appearances

Roy Krishna 2016
Roy Krishna is Fiji's top goalscorer and their most capped player.
Rank Name Caps Goals Career
1 Roy Krishna 52 36 2007–present
2 Simione Tamanisau 39 0 2003–2019
3 Setareki Hughes 37 1 2016–present
Remueru Tekiate 37 2 2012–present
5 Malakai Kainihewe 35 5 2001–2011
Taniela Waqa 35 3 2003–2017
7 Esala Masi 34 31 1997–2005
8 Dave Radrigai 28 2 2015–present
9 Seveci Rokotakala 24 5 2004–2011
Christopher Wasasala 24 10 2017–present

Top goalscorers

Rank Name Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Roy Krishna 36 52 0.69 2007–present
2 Esala Masi 31 34 0.91 1997–2005
3 Osea Vakatalesau 15 15 1 2005–2017
4 Veresa Toma 10 15 0.67 2002–2011
Christopher Wasasala 10 24 0.42 2017–present
6 Saula Waqa 8 12 0.67 2017–present
7 Shailemdra Lal 7 8 0.88 1998–2001
Sairusi Nalaubu 7 11 0.64 2022–present
Malakai Tiwa 7 19 0.37 2007–2016
10 Tito Vodowaqa 6 5 1.2 2019
11 Manoa Masi 5 15 0.33 1998–2003
Pita Rabo 5 16 0.31 2003–2007
Seveci Rokotakala 5 24 0.21 2004–2011
Malakai Kainihewe 5 35 0.14 2001–2011

Competition record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pos Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to Chile 1962 Not member of FIFA Not member of FIFA
England 1966 Did not enter Declined participation
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978
Spain 1982 Did not qualify 5th 8 1 3 4 6 35
Mexico 1986 Did not enter Did not enter
Italy 1990 Did not qualify 3rd 2 1 0 1 2 5
United States 1994 2nd 4 2 1 1 6 3
France 1998 2nd 4 2 0 2 4 7
South Korea Japan 2002 2nd 4 3 0 1 27 4
Germany 2006 4th 9 4 1 4 22 15
South Africa 2010 3rd 12 6 2 4 36 13
Brazil 2014 3rd 3 0 2 1 1 2
Russia 2018 3rd 7 1 1 5 7 14
Qatar 2022 3rd 3 1 0 2 3 7
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Morocco Portugal Spain 2030
Saudi Arabia 2034
Total 0/15 56 21 10 25 114 105

OFC Nations Cup

Oceania Cup / OFC Nations Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
New Zealand 1973 Group stage 5th 4 0 0 4 2 13 No qualification
New Caledonia 1980 Fourth place 4th 4 2 0 2 11 9
Pacific Community 1996 Did not qualify 4 3 0 1 8 4
Australia 1998 Third place 3rd 4 2 0 2 8 6 4 3 1 0 8 2
French Polynesia 2000 Qualified but withdrew 4 3 1 0 13 4
New Zealand 2002 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 2 10 Qualified automatically
Australia 2004 Fourth place 4th 5 1 1 3 3 10 4 3 0 1 19 5
Pacific Community 2008 Third place 3rd 6 2 1 3 8 11 6 4 1 1 28 2
Solomon Islands 2012 Group stage 6th 3 0 2 1 1 2 Qualified automatically
Papua New Guinea 2016 6th 3 1 0 2 4 6
Vanuatu 2024 Qualifield
Total Third place 8/10 32 9 4 19 39 67 22 16 3 3 76 17

Pacific Games record

South Pacific Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Fiji 1963 Runners-up 2nd 3 2 0 1 10 9
New Caledonia 1966 Did not enter
Papua New Guinea 1969 Fourth place 4th 6 2 1 3 12 19
French Polynesia 1971 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 16 12
Guam 1975 Fourth place 4th 4 1 1 2 14 7
Fiji 1979 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 31 3
Samoa 1983 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 26 4
New Caledonia 1987 Did not enter
Papua New Guinea 1991 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 24 3
French Polynesia 1995 Third place 3rd 5 3 2 0 19 6
Fiji 2003 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 22 3
Samoa 2007 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 28 2
New Caledonia 2011 Fourth place 4th 6 4 0 2 20 5
Papua New Guinea 2015 See Fiji national under-23 football team
Samoa 2019 Third place 3rd 6 3 2 1 26 8
Solomon Islands 2023 Third place 3rd 4 2 1 1 14 4
Total 2 titles 12/15 60 37 10 13 228 80

Melanesia Cup

Melanesia Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Solomon Islands 1988 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 14 2
Fiji 1989 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 7 2
New Caledonia 1990 Third place 3rd 4 1 3 0 2 1
Vanuatu 1992 Champions 1st 3 2 1 0 6 3
Solomon Islands 1994 Runners-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 8 4
Vanuatu 1998 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 8 2
Fiji 2000 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 13 4
MSG Prime Minister's Cup
Vanuatu 2022 3rd place 3rd 4 2 1 1 4 3
New Caledonia 2023 Did not enter
Total 8/9 5 Titles 31 20 9 2 62 21

Head-to-head record

Up to matches played on 21 March 2024.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  American Samoa 4 4 0 0 39 0 +39 12
2  Australia 9 2 0 7 6 38 −32 6
3  China 1 0 0 1 1 4 −3 0
4  Chinese Taipei 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
5  Cook Islands 4 4 0 0 26 2 +24 12
6  Estonia 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 0
7  Guam 4 4 0 0 45 1 +44 12
8  India 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6
9  Indonesia 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
10  Kiribati 3 3 0 0 45 0 +45 9
11  Malaysia 5 2 1 2 8 5 +3 7
12  Mauritius 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
13  Mexico 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 0
14  New Caledonia 38 21 5 12 75 68 +7 68
15  New Zealand 40 5 4 31 26 115 −89 19
16  Northern Mariana Islands 1 1 0 0 10 0 +10 3
17  Papua New Guinea 20 11 5 4 35 18 +17 38
18  Philippines 1 0 0 1 2 3 −1 0
19  Samoa 5 5 0 0 22 2 +20 15
20  Singapore 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 0
21  Solomon Islands 41 17 15 9 74 46 +28 66
22  Tahiti 34 7 9 18 38 63 −25 30
23  Tonga 3 3 0 0 17 1 +16 9
24  Tuvalu 5 5 0 0 47 1 +46 15
25  Vanuatu 36 21 6 9 82 39 +43 69
26  Wallis and Futuna 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 3
Source: 1951–99 results and 2000–present results.
Notes:

Honours

  • OFC Nations Cup
    • Med 3.png Third place (2): 1998, 2008
  • Pacific Games
    • Med 1.png Champions (2): 1991, 2003
    • Med 2.png Runner-up (4): 1963, 1979, 1983, 2007
    • Med 3.png Third place (3): 1995, 2019, 2023

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Fiyi para niños

  • Fiji national under-23 football team
  • Fiji national under-20 football team
  • Fiji national under-17 football team
  • Fiji women's national football team
  • Fiji women's national under-20 football team
  • Fiji women's national under-17 football team
  • Fiji national rugby union team
  • Fiji national cricket team
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