Australia national futsal team

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Australia
Nickname(s) Futsalroos
Association Football Federation Australia
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Rob Varela
FIFA code AUS
FIFA ranking 24 (24 August 2016) [1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 United States 1–1 Australia 
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 6 January 1989)
Biggest win
 Australia 23–1 Samoa 
(Port Vila, Vanuatu; 4 August 1996)
Biggest defeat
 Italy 13–1 Australia 
(Singapore, Singapore; 28 November 2001)
World Cup
Appearances 7 (First in 1989)
Best result 1st Round, 7 times
AFC Futsal Championship
Appearances 7 (First in 2006)
Best result 4th place, (2012)
World Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1985)
Best result 2nd Round, (1985, 1988)
AFF Futsal Championship
Appearances 4 (First in 2007)
Best result Med 2.png Runners-up, (2007, 2013, 2014, 2015)

The Australia national futsal team represents Australia in men's international futsal. The team is controlled by the governing body for soccer in Australia, Football Federation Australia (FFA), which is currently a member of both 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 seven occasions, but have never advanced beyond the group stage of the competition.

History[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Head coach – Rob Varela Team Manager – Matt Sheppard

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 named in the squad for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.[2]

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Club
1 GK Angelo Konstantinou (1978-11-08) 8 November 1978 (age 38) Australia Inner West Magic
12 GK Roberto Maiorana (1989-12-06) 6 December 1989 (age 27) Australia Inner West Magic
14 GK Peter Spathis (1981-04-09) 9 April 1981 (age 36) Australia East Coast Heat
2 FP Adam Cooper (1992-04-18) 18 April 1992 (age 25) Australia VIC Vipers
3 FP Jarrod Basger (1991-02-09) 9 February 1991 (age 26) England Baku United
4 FP Gregory Giovenali (1987-08-14) 14 August 1987 (age 29) Australia Dural Warriors (Captain)
5 FP Blake Rosier (1992-01-08) 8 January 1992 (age 25) Australia Dural Warriors
6 FP Wade Giovenali (1994-08-15) 15 August 1994 (age 22) Australia Dural Warriors
7 FP Tobias Seeto (1988-03-26) 26 March 1988 (age 29) England Baku United
8 FP Jonathan Barrientos (1988-04-02) 2 April 1988 (age 29) Australia VIC Vipers
9 FP Christopher Zeballos (1986-06-16) 16 June 1986 (age 30) Australia East Coast Heat
10 FP Daniel Fogarty (1991-01-10) 10 January 1991 (age 26) Australia Inner West Magic
11 FP Dean Lockhart (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 29) Australia Inner West Magic
13 FP Shervin Adeli (1992-05-04) 4 May 1992 (age 24) Australia East Coast Heat

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 Group stage 18th 3 1 0 2 5 16
Total 7/8 0 Titles 21 4 1 16 34 118

AMF Futsal World Cup[edit]

AMF Futsal World Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Brazil 1982 Did not participate
Spain 1985 2nd round 8th ? ? ? ? ? ?
Australia 1988 2nd round 6th 5 2 0 3 30 19
Italy 1991 1st round 11th ? ? ? ? ? ?
Argentina 1994 Did not participate
Mexico 1997 Did not participate
Bolivia 2000 1st round 13th 3 0 1 2 8 15
Paraguay 2003 1st round 19th 3 0 0 3 5 29
Argentina 2007 Did not participate
Colombia 2011 Did not qualify
Belarus 2015 Group stage 15th 3 0 0 3 4 14
Argentina 2019 To be determined
Total 6/11 0 Titles 14 2 1 11 47 77

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 2000 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 was no longer part of the OFC. They appeared as a 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
Uzbekistan 2016 Quarter finals 5th 6 4 0 2 17 16
Total 7/7 0 Titles 31 16 1 14 87 105

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 6 5 0 1 42 7
Malaysia 2014 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 30 13
Thailand 2015 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 46 15
Indonesia 2016 Did not participate
Total 4/10 0 Titles 23 18 0 5 133 49

Honours[edit]

Runners-up (4): 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015
Champions (5): 1992, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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