25 Jan 2009

Fiji gives up hosting rights

5:37 pm on 25 January 2009

Fiji has suggested New Zealand become replacement host for the upcoming Oceania under-17 men's World Cup football qualifiers, after recent flooding ruined their ability to hold the games.

Fiji was scheduled to host the qualifiers in April in Ba but the western side of the island has been severely affected by the floods.

Fiji Football Association President, Doctor Sahu Khan, says the floods have also forced them out of playing in the tournament.