New Zealand's Fiji born sensation Tevita Koroi celebrates his side's Cape Town Sevens win with teammate Tim Mikkelson. NZ beat Argentina 38-14 in the Cup final: Photo, Getty Image.

 



Canadian duo star for USA All-Stars

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Canadian duo, Rylan and Kevin.Canadian duo, Rylan and Kevin.FIJIAN League duo Rylan Sangha and Kevin Raj played key roles for USA All-Stars as they beat Lautoka Fiji 2-1 in the semifinal of the Pacific Cup in New Zealand.


The Canadians made Lautoka and Fiji national team players' look pretty ordinary with their sublime skills.

The tiki- taka footballers are members of the Ivor Evans coached Nations Cup team.

Rylan and Raj were included in the USA All-Stars team following Canadians failure to participate in the Pacific Cup.

Rylan while speaking to Sportsone after the Lautoka win said, the Fiji champions were very physical.

"Nothing special.They are just physical.They run a lot".

USA All-Stars coach Gurjeet Singh who had coached Lautoka in the past told his players what to expect from Lautoka.

"Lautoka is a champion team and you've seen how they play.

"We have to play more possessional soccer and keep the ball and that's how we can beat them".

He told his players not to adopt Lautoka's style of play.

"Don't play their way, if you play their way then we have a problem.

"Let's play control football and let's win this game", he said.

Gurjeet's ploy worked wonders as the USA All-Stars played more tactical football and neutralized Fiji champions at their own game.

USA All-Stars will meet NZFFI All-Stars in the grand finale of the 2017 Pacific Cup.

 

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