A long way from Viti Levu


According to an online city distance calculator, it’s 5,460 miles from Hayward to Suva, the capital of Fiji.


As reported today, Fiji’s national soccer team landed in the Bay Area on Saturday, took a quick rest and was practicing in Hayward soon after. The team plays Santa Clara tonight, which makes us wonder if Fijian cinemas featured “Bend It Like Beckham.” The team returns to Hayward for a match against locally based Fiji U.S. Soccer on Sunday and again to play the SF Seals on April 11.