Wales national futsal team

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Wales
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Dragons
Association Welsh Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Richard Gunney
Captain Sion Kitson
FIFA code WAL
FIFA ranking 88 [1]
Highest FIFA ranking 88 (25 May 2014)
Lowest FIFA ranking 94 (6 January 2014)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Andorra Andorra 2-1 Wales Wales
(Escaldes, Andorra, 2 September 2012)
Biggest defeat
Poland Poland 8-1 Wales Wales
(Zielona Góra, Poland, 4 January 2014)

The Wales national futsal team is controlled by the Welsh Football Association, the governing body for futsal in Wales and represents the country in international futsal competitions, such as the Futsal World Cup and the European Championships.[2]

The creation of the Wales futsal team was first announced in late 2011, an FAW Futsal squad was named for a one day training camp and fixture in Cardiff on 18 December at Cardiff University, to begin the FAW's preparations for the UEFA Futsal Championship qualification in January 2013.[3] A second training camp was held on 11 March 2012 and Wales played the England Development squad on 15 April.[4] England won the game 8–6 in Deeside, Flintshire.

On 6 and 7 July, Wales played two friendlies against AC Omonia's futsal team, the current Cypriot champions.[5][6] Wales played their first official international match against Andorra in September 2012 and took part in qualification for the first time in January 2013 in the UEFA Futsal Championship qualifiers.


Current squad[edit]

The Proposed Inaugural FAW Futsal Squad. These players have all represented the Wales national futsal team.[7]

# Pos Name Caps Club
GK Lee Jones Team Bath Futsal Club
GK Dafydd Jones Genesis Futsal Club
D LLoyd Jenkins Cardiff University Futsal Club
M Chris Hugh Cardiff University Futsal Club
M Elliot Thomas Cardiff University Futsal Club
Liam Austin Cardiff City FC Futsal Club
D Sion Kitson (c) Team Bath Futsal Club
P Rico Zulkarnain Cardiff University Futsal Club
M Tyler Mills Cardiff City FC Futsal Club
M Daniel Hooper Cardiff University Futsal Club
P Tyrell Webbe Cardiff City FC Futsal Club
P Simon Prangley Cardiff uni FC Futsal Club
M Dean Maynard Cardiff City FC Futsal Club
P Matthew Flynn Cambrian and Clydach Futsal Club

Tournament records[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Netherlands 1989 Did not enter - - - - - -
Hong Kong 1992 Did not enter - - - - - -
Spain 1996 Did not enter - - - - - -
Guatemala 2000 Did not enter - - - - - -
Taiwan 2004 Did not enter - - - - - -
Brazil 2008 Did not enter - - - - - -
Thailand 2012 Did not enter - - - - - -
Total 0/7 - - - - - -

UEFA European Futsal Championship[edit]

UEFA European Futsal Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Spain 1996 Did not enter - - - - - -
Spain 1999 Did not enter - - - - - -
Russia 2001 Did not enter - - - - - -
Italy 2003 Did not enter - - - - - -
Czech Republic 2005 Did not enter - - - - - -
Portugal 2007 Did not enter - - - - - -
Hungary 2010 Did not enter - - - - - -
Croatia 2012 Did not enter - - - - - -
Belgium 2014 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 2 6
Serbia 2016 TBD - - - - - -
Total 0/8 2 0 0 2 2 6

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