Vanuatu have made the perfect start to their campaign, beateing defending champions Fiji 1-0 in Port Vila.

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Vanuatu 23. Willy DICK (GK), 3. Jason THOMAS, 6. Claude ARU, 7. Bong KALO (c), 8. Godine TENENE, 10. Ronaldo WILKINS, 12. Abednigo SAU, 13. Tasso JEFFERY, 14. Timothy BOULET, 17. Jayson TIMATUA, 19. Frederick MASSING.
Substitutes 1. Andreas DUCH (RGK), 2. Joseph IARUEL, 4. Selwyn VATU, 5. Jesse KALOPONG, 9. Sylvain WORWORBU, 11. Jonathan SPOKEYJACK, 15. Gregory PATRICK, 16. Harison MASSING, 18. Max UGUNA,
Coach: Etienne MERMER (VAN)

Fiji 1. Jovilisi BORISI (GK), 3. Suliano TAWANAKORO, 4. Bruce HUGHES, 5. Vinal PRASAD, 6. Akeimi RALULU, 7. Mataiasi TOMA, 8. Afraz ALI, 9. Leroy JENNINGS, 10. Jeshal KUMAR, 11. Don RAJ, 13. Kartik KUMAR.
Substitutes 2. Savenaca BALEDROKADROKA, 12. Patrick JOSEPH, 14. Simeli BATIRATU, 15. Ilaisa VULIMAINAVUSO, 16. Marika RAWASOI, 17. France CATAROGO, 18. Jonetani NEWA, 19. Zainal ALI, 20. Zoela BIUNAVUA (RGK)
Coach: Yogendra DUTT (FIJ)

Referee: Nick WALDRON (NZL)
Assistant Referee 1: Glen LOCKRIE (NZL)
Assistant Referee 2: Stephen SENIGA (SOL)
Fourth Official: Campbell-Kirk WAUGH (NZL)

90+5′ FULLTIME Vanuatu 1 Fiji 0There it is. Vanuatu have defeted defending champs Fiji in their opening match to make a great start to their campaign at home.

90+4′ Big stop from Willie DICK to deny Fiji’s Leroy JENNINGS a would-be equaliser.

90′ YELLOW CARD Vanuatu’s Claude ARU joins the names in the referee’s notebook

89′ SUB FIJ Marika RAWASOI replaces Afraz ALI

89′ KALO earns a free kick on the right hand egde of the penalty area but it is eventually cleared to safely.

83′ SUB VAN Last change for Vanuatu as Johanathan SPOKEYJACK replaces the goalscorer Godine TENENE

81′SHarp save from Vanuatu’s Willie DICK defelcting a TENENE shot over the bar with his elbow. Not much time to react and it owed as much to good positioning.

80′ SUB VAN Gregory PATRICK replaces Ronaldo WILKINS

74’YELLOW CARD Fiji’s Bruce HUGHES is the latest to get his name in the book

73′ Fiji’s Leroy JENNINGS tees off from the edge of the area but can’t get his weight over it and it sails over the bar.

71′ SUB FIJ Fiji’s Zainal ALI replaces Jeshal KUMAR

67′ YELLOW CARDWORWORBU is too aggressive in chasing a through ball, following through on Fiji’s Goalkeeper Jovilisi BORISI

64’SUB VAN Sylvain WORWORBU replaces Abednigo SAU

61′ GOAL !!! Vanuatu 1 Fiji 0Godine TENENE gives the homes ide plenty to cheer about as he finshes off Frederick MASSING’s pass accross goal.

58′Fiji’s Goalkeeper Jovilisi BORISI dives bravely in front of Vanuatu’s Jonathan TIMATUA to collect TENENE’s cross but needs treatment after collecting a knock for his effort.

56′ SUB FIJI Fiji’s Savenaca BALEDROKADROKA replaces Vinal PRASAD

56′ ALI gets a shot away in a crowed penalty area, after two teammates couldn’t, but it deflects away for a corner

51′ Fiji’s Jeshal KUMAR tries to split the centre backs with a pass meant for Leroy JENNINGS but a deflection sees it bounce to goalkeeper Willie DICK.

47′ TOMA cuts KALO in half (almost) and gets a clear messgae from referee WALDRON to calm things down.

46′ Vanuatu restart the match and are immediately on the attack

45+3′ HALFTIME Vanutau 0 Fijj 0 Nothing separates the hosts from the defending champions in a scoreless first half.

45′ Three minutes of additonal time to be played here at Port Vila Stadium

43′ Vanuatu’s Bong KALO fires at BORISI and Fiji survive another scare.

42′ YELOLOW CARD High feet from Fiji’s Vinal PRASAD attracts a card from referee Waldron.

39′ Fiji’s Kartik KUMAR recieves treatment after a challenge from Bong KALO, who gets a warning.

34′ Fiji’s Goalkeeper Jovilisi BORISI called into action to tip a goal-bound corner over the bar. Vanuatu try the same thing from the opposite side and BORISI repsonds with another tip.

33′ A dangerous cross is cleared Fiji’s Suliano TAWANAKARO with attackers outside him timing their runs to meet it.

32′Fiji’s Don RAJ displays a neat peice of skill to break down the right but can’t beat a second dfefneder and ends up fouling.

30′TOMA and ALI combine for Fiji but the ball to RAJ is mopped up by Vanuatu’s Tasso JEFFERY.

28′ Beautiful control off the chest by Vanuatu’s Godine TENENE to collect a cross field switch but he then pushes his luck with a cheeky backheel and teh attack breaks down.

25′ YELLOW CARD Fiji’s Mataiasi TOMA clears out Frederick MASSING and gets a caution for his trouble.

22′Fiji’s Bruce HUGHES pushes forward and his deep curling cross takes a fair bit of concentration from WIllie DICK to collect safely.

19′ Vanuatu’s Frederick MASSING has a great chance to break the deadlock but hhits his shot straight at BORISI after KALO’s cross finds him at the back post.

17′ A rare foray into the Vanuatu half for Fiji but it breaks down with Leroy JENNINGS unable to reach the through ball.

15′ Godine TENENE works his way free on the right but his low cross accross goal is cleared.

14′ Vanuatu’s Timothy BOLUET swings in a freekick from the goalline but Fiji manage to clear.

12′ Vanuatu’s Jason THOMAS whips a deep free kick to teh edge of the area and Fiji slice their clearance to concede a corner.

11′Fiji give teh ball away through some sloppy passing in their back four under pressure.

3′ The home crowd appeals for a penalty as Bong Kalo is tackled in the box but the challenge was clean and the claims are waived away.

1′ Fiji get the game underway

0′ A massive cheer goes round the crowd for the Vanutu team as the anthems finish.

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