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Canada win FANCA 2016Canada win FANCA 2016Canada ended the 15 year FANCA Muslim Football winless-drought with a 3-1 win over Australia at Prince Charles Park in Nadi on Sunday.


The victory is the nation's first on Fijian soil and second since the inception of FANCA games in Vancouver, Canada in 1997.

Canada had won the 2001 championship at Coquitlam Sports Complex against New Zealand.

The Canadians made it to final via a play-off against Fiji when they obliterated the hosts 4-1 to book for a grandeur final against Australia.

Leading up to the finals Canada has had mixed results, with double draws against Fiji and New Zealand, lost 2-1 to Australia and walloped USA 8-2 for the only round robin win of the tournament.

The side redeem itself in the all important fixture against Australia for the championship.

Canada has also won the bid to host the 2018 FANCA games.

The other winners are Fiji (1997, 2004, 2012), Canada (2001), New Zealand (2006, 2010, 2014).

Canada 42s team lost 0-1 to Fiji in the Veterans final.


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