The Vodafone Futsal IDC 2020 pool draws were held yesterday at ANZ Stadium in Suva.
Defending Suva has been drawn in a tough pool with Vodafone Futsal League southern zone champions Navua, last year’s semi-finalist Rewa, Nadroga and Northern champions Labasa in Group A.
Last year’s runners-up Lami leads Group B with Nadi, Ba, Tailevu Naitasiri and Tavua.
National futsal coach Mira Sahib anticipates a tough battle in group stages.
“This year we have increased the teams to ten after a successful 2019 Vodafone Futsal IDC this year which is going to be more competitive and intense matches,” said Sahib.
“Navua has proved they are a team to reckon after finishing top in the southern zone Vodafone Futsal League after joining this season while Labasa also looks a strong side with all district reps,”
Sahib says all the teams will be equally competitive.
“We can count out Tavua, Tailevu Naitasiri and Nadroga as they are also good teams and will come in as underdogs in the tournament,”
The tournament is scheduled to be held at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva from December 3rd to the 6th.