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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bilikiki boys set to play Italy in FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup opener tomorrow

The Solomon Islands kick off the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup tomorrow when they play Italy in the opening match of the tournament at Stade du Prado in Marseille, France.

The Bilikiki Boys have been training for the past few days on the sand turf in Marseille to get used to the new environment and team manager Reuben Oimae said the side is fired up for the challenge that lies ahead.

It is the Bilikiki Boys third FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and their group features Portugal, El Salvador and Italy. The Solomons will need to finish in the top two in their group to progress to the Semi Finals.

The Bilikiki matches are as follows:

* Thursday July 17th, Stade du Prado @ 23.45 (Solomon Time)- Italy v Solomon Islands

* Saturday July 19th, Stade du Prado @ 01.15 (Solomon Time)- Solomon Islands v Portugal

* Monday July 21, Stade du Prado @ 01.15 (Solomon Time)- Solomon Islands v El Salvador.

Source: OFC

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