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Fiji shocks Honduras at Under-20 World Cup

Fiji shocks Honduras, Nigeria posts 1st win at Under-20 World Cup

Fiji shocks Honduras at Under-20 World Cup

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Fiji has pulled off a major upset at the Under-20 World Cup by beating Honduras 3-0 on Thursday, boosting its chances of making it to the knockout rounds.

Playing at its first World Cup and after being mauled 8-1 by Germany in its opening game, 196th-ranked Fiji produced a turnaround performance that placed the Pacific island nation ahead of some of the sport's power nations in the race for the round of 16.

Iosefu Verevou, who had scored his team's only goal against Germany, enlarged his fame among the 900,000 population of his Pacific homeland when he scored the opening goal after 14 minutes.

Saula Waqa rocked Honduras with a second goal five minutes later and an own goal on the tick of halftime completed the upset.

Updated : 2021-09-23 17:07 GMT+08:00