Wednesday, 7 September 2011 9:38 AM

Fiji and Solomon Islands Face off in Semis

Fiji and Solomon Islands, two traditional footballing giants of the Oceania region, will face off in Lifou, a provincial town outside of Noumea, New Caledonia.

The flair and instinctive play of the skillful Solomon Islands Bonitos will go up against a well-drilled Fiji side that is also not lacking in the attacking department.

In a big blow to Fiji's hopes however, key striker Roy Krishna - regarded by many as one of the finest players in the Pacific - will miss out through suspension after being sent off in the group win over Cook Islands.

Solomon Islands coach Jacob Moli says that they will be approaching the Fiji match differently knowing full well that the Fijians will be far more physical upfront than their previous opponents.

Solomon Islands Bonitos would be the first team in history to make it past the semi-finals. They will walk straight into the history books should they win the gold medal.

A majority of the Bonito players are in their prime, and they know that this would be their last serious shot at getting gold for their country.