Australia national futsal team

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Australia
Nickname(s) Futsalroos
Association Football Federation Australia
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Steven Knight
Asst coach Rob Varela
FIFA code AUS
FIFA ranking 23 [1]
Home colours
Away colours
World Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1989)
Best result 6 times 1st Round
AFC Futsal Championship
Appearances 5 (First in 2006)
Best result 4th place, 2012

The Australia national futsal team represents Australia in men's international futsal. The team is controlled by the governing body for association football in Australia, Football Federation Australia (FFA), which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) since leaving the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in 2006. The team's official nickname is the Futsalroos.

Australia is a five-time OFC champion. The team has represented Australia at the FIFA Futsal World Cup tournaments on six occasions.

History[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Head coach – Steven Knight Team Manager – Vito Basile

Current squad[edit]

For all past and present players who have appeared for the national team, see Australia national futsal team players.

The following 14 players have been selected for the 2013 AFF Futsal Championship held from 19–27 October 2013[2] in Thailand Thailand.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 FP Jarrod Basger (1990-00-00) 0 December 1990 (age 24) Australia Dural Warriors
2 FP Adam Cooper (1990-00-00) 0 December 1990 (age 24) Australia Vic Vipers FC
3 FP Fernando de Moraes (1980-01-21) 21 January 1980 (age 34) Australia Vic Vipers FC
4 FP Daniel Fogarty (1990-00-00) 0 December 1990 (age 24) Australia Sydney Scorpions / Inner West Magic
5 FP Gregory Giovenali (1990-00-00) 0 December 1990 (age 24) Australia Dural Warriors
6 FP Wade Giovenali (1990-00-00) 0 December 1990 (age 24) Australia Dural Warriors
7 FP Shervin Keshavarz Adeli (1990-00-00) 0 December 1990 (age 24) Australia Enfield Rovers Futsal Club
8 GK Angelo Konstantinou (1978-11-08) 8 November 1978 (age 35) Australia Boomerangs F.S.
9 FP Dean Lockhart (1987-30-04) 4 June 1987 (age 26) Australia Sydney Scorpions / Campbelltown City Quake
10 GK Roberto Maiorana (1990-00-00) 0 December 1990 (age 24) Australia Sydney Scorpions / Inner West Magic
11 FP Raymond Miller (1990-00-00) 0 December 1990 (age 24) Australia Mountain Majik Futsal Club
12 FP Marino Musumeci (1990-00-00) 0 December 1990 (age 24) Australia Sydney Scorpions / Inner West Magic
13 FP Tobias Seeto (1990-00-00) 0 December 1990 (age 24) Australia Dural Warriors
14 GK Peter Spathis (1990-00-00) 0 December 1990 (age 24) Australia East Coast Heat F.C.
16 GK Nick Duduković (1994-08-25) 25 August 1994 (age 20) Australia Campbelltown City Quake

Recent fixtures and results[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA Futsal World Cup[edit]

FIFA Futsal World Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Netherlands 1989 1st round 11th 3 1 1 1 6 8
Hong Kong 1992 1st round 12th 3 1 0 2 9 11
Spain 1996 1st round 15th 3 0 0 3 4 26
Guatemala 2000 1st round 15th 3 0 0 3 3 22
Chinese Taipei 2004 1st round 15th 3 0 0 3 2 18
Brazil 2008 Did not qualify
Thailand 2012 Group stage 20th 3 1 0 2 5 17
Colombia 2016 To be determined
Total 6/7 0 Titles 18 3 1 14 29 102

OFC Futsal Championship[edit]

OFC Futsal Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Australia 1992 Champion 1st 4 4 0 0 28 6
Vanuatu 1996 Champion 1st 6 6 0 0 69 8
Vanuatu 1999 Champion 1st 6 6 0 0 41 4
Australia 2004 Champion 1st 5 5 0 0 20 0
New Zealand 2013^ Champion 1st 5 5 0 0 24 2
Total 5/5 5 Titles 26 26 0 0 182 20

^Australia not part of OFC, appeared as guest nation.

AFC Futsal Championship[edit]

AFC Futsal Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Uzbekistan 2006 Group stage 7th 3 2 0 1 14 13
Japan 2007 Quarter finals 8th 4 1 1 2 6 13
Thailand 2008 Quarter finals 7th 4 2 0 2 13 10
Uzbekistan 2010 Quarter finals 7th 4 2 0 2 15 20
United Arab Emirates 2012 Fourth place 4th 6 3 0 3 12 19
Vietnam 2014 Quarter finals 6th 4 2 0 2 10 14
Total 6/6 0 Titles 25 12 1 12 70 89

AFF Futsal Championship[edit]

AFF Futsal Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Thailand 2006 Did not participate
Thailand 2007 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 15 14
Thailand 2008 Did not participate
Vietnam 2009
Vietnam 2010
Thailand 2012
Thailand 2013 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 31 6
Malaysia 2014 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 30 13
Total 3/8 0 Titles 16 12 0 4 76 33

Honours[edit]

Runners-up (2): 2007, 2013
Champions (5): 1992, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Futsal World Ranking
  2. ^ "Futsalroos name squad for AFF Futsal Championship". footballaustralia.com.au. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 

External links[edit]