Pacific Fiji 'threw the bomb` at the World Cup for youngsters up to 20 years after they defeated Honduras with 3:0 in a group F match of two teams that have three points and the battle for the 2nd place is suspended for the final round.
In another match of the group, the favorite Germany met resistance from Uzbekistan and had 3:0 without to allow to be called a blow to their door. Fiji Islands - an island nation in the South Pacific, played for the first time at any World Cup after winning the Oceania zone qualifiers.
In the beginning, that team was on the 196th place in the FIFA rankings and was destroyed with 1:8 from Germany, but after today`s success will probably continue to the eliminations. Josefu Verevu scored in the 14th minute. Saul Waka doubled their lead on Fiji, and Kevin Alvarez of Honduras scored an own goal in the last minute of the first half.
`We planned to press the opponent since the first minute and really got our idea.`, commented the experienced mentor Frank Farina, who leads the team of Fiji. Farina is a former national coach of Australia, one of the most successful coaches in the region. Football in Fiji is entirely amateur, so the 20-year-old nationals of the country are no exception. Germany was guaranteed a place on the semifinals, after defeating Uzbekistan with 3:0. Mark Stendera made two goals in the 33rd and 85th minutes.
Brazil will also go to the second phase, as there are already six points after their second victory - 2:1 over the rest of the ten man team of Hungary. Nigerians failed to score in the first half, but scored four goals after the break. Godwin scored in the 48th minute, but three later doubled. Kingsley Sokari made the score 3:0 in the 71st minute with a shot off of the penalty box. Nine minutes later, Isaac ended the dispute.
Hungary led with 1:0 in Brazil with the goal of Bence Mervio, but eight minutes later Christian Tamas received two quick yellow cards and left the field. The Brazilians took their advantage of it - Danilo scored in the 50th minute, and Andreas Pereira by the rather controversial penalty kick five minutes before the end of the game formed the twists and turns.