"Nation erupts in celebration, Monday, October 01, 2007
SUVA (AFP) The troubled Pacific nation of Fiji erupted in national celebration Sunday with fireworks fizzing and car horns blaring after its rugby team scored a massive upset over Wales in the World Cup.Cup fever has gripped the rugby-mad nation, where many people stayed up all night to watch the match at 3am Fiji time Sunday. When it ended in a thrilling 38-34 victory for the South Pacific country, where the military grabbed power in a coup last December, joyous fans set off fireworks and blasted car horns around the capital Suva. "Before the game, people in the villages were flying flags outside their homes saying Go, Fiji Go', cars and taxis sported the national flag," Sports Minister Lekh Ram Vayeshnoi told AFP. "Everyone was getting into the spirit of it."