Fiji 5s lose opening games

January 29, 2024 6:46 am

[Source: World Sport Pics - Fiji Hockey Federation/ Facebook]

The Fiji men’s hockey side lost its opening two pool matches at the 5s World Cup in Oman.

The national side started its campaign with a 14-3 defeat to the United States last night.

It was a stiff contest from outset as USA are ranked 24th overall in outdoor 11s hockey while Fiji sits in 62nd spot.

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Despite the mismatch, Fiji was able to score three goals to Adrian Smith, Leevan Dutta and George Ravatu.

Fiji then came up against hosts Oman this morning, losing 8-3 to find itself at the bottom of Pool D after the opening two rounds.

Fiji’s last pool game is against Malaysia at 7:20pm today.