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Tuesday, September 30, 2008


If the Solomon Islands Futsal team needed any further reminding that they had reached the big time, then it came early on the weekend when four police officers on motorcycles arrived at their hotel to accompany the team bus from Goiania to Brasilia.

Report from Brazil say the road through Goiania's city centre was cleared by the officers, who were constantly buzzing around the bus and blocking other vehicles from hindering the team's path.

For the humble boys from Honiara – such was their excitement about participating in the FIFA Futsal World Cup that they would have gladly walked to Brasilia.

However, the report says it was a real thrill to have been given such treatment.

Meanwhile, the three Kurukuru players nursing injuries, Elliot Ragomo, Jenan Kapu and Junior Kogua have been assessed by a medical officer and given the all-clear to play for Kurukuru in their first game against Cuba this week.

Further light training sessions are taking place and will give coach Victor Wai'ia a further opportunity to assess the squad and make a final selection of the team.

The report from Brazil says all 14 Kurukuru players are proud to represent their country and are determined to raise the profile of Solomon Islands through a strong showing at the World Cup.


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