New Zealand v Fiji, 19 November 2008

Score2-0 to Fiji
RefereeLencie Fred
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Oceania
VenueChurchill Park
Attendance4,500
Although played in Fiji, this was New Zealand's 'home' fixture that was originally scheduled to be played in Auckland on 13 October 2007 but postponed because of a visa refusal to Fiji's goalkeeper, Simione Tamanisau. New Zealand had imposed strict sanctions on its Pacific island neighbour following the military coup in Fiji, including banning entry to anyone with military connections. Tamanisau's father-in-law was in the Fijian military.

0  New Zealand

Manager: Ricki Herbert

2  Fiji

Manager: Juan Carlos Buzzetti

Goals:

Goals:

Roy Krishna 63 G
Roy Krishna 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Glenn Moss
Defender/Right back David Mulligan
Defender Steven Old
Defender Ben Sigmund
Midfielder Jeremy Brockie
Midfielder Jeremy Christie
Midfielder Cole Peverley
Midfielder James Pritchett
Midfielder/Forward Leo Bertos
Forward Greg Draper

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Simione Tamanisau
Defender Peni Finau
Defender Esava Naqeleca
Defender Alvin Singh
Midfielder Pita Baleitoga
Midfielder Roy Krishna
Midfielder Salesh Kumar
Midfielder Malakai Tiwa
Midfielder Laitia Tuilau

Substitutions:

Jacob Spoonley for Greg Draper 60
Kris Bright for Kosta Barbarouses 69

Substitutions:

Jone Vonu for Malakai Kainihewe 46
Tuimasi Manuca for Osea Vakatalesau 78

Cards:

Glenn Moss 60 R

Cards:

Peni Finau 4 Y
Salesh Kumar 15 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jacob Spoonley
Defender/Midfielder Aaron Scott
Forward Kris Bright
Forward Jeff Campbell
Forward Allan Pearce

On the bench:

Defender Taniela Waqa
Midfielder Niumaia Tagi
Midfielder Jone Vonu
Midfielder/Forward Tuimasi Manuca
Forward Josaia Bukalidi
Forward Maciu Dunadamu

Comments:

New Zealand named only five of a possible seven substitutes.