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 23 (13 July 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, 6 times
AFC Futsal Championship
Appearances 7 (First in 2006)
Best result 4th place, (2012)
World Cup
Appearances 7 (First in 1985)
Best result Quarter finals, (2003)
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 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 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 25 players have been named in the provisional squad for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.[2]

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Club
GK Angelo Konstantinou (1978-11-08) 8 November 1978 (age 37) Australia Inner West Magic
GK Roberto Maiorana 1990 (age 25–26) Australia Inner West Magic
GK Kieran Pates Australia VIC Vipers
GK Peter Spathis 1990 (age 25–26) Australia East Coast Heat
FP Shervin Adeli Australia East Coast Heat
FP Jonathan Barrientos Australia VIC Vipers
FP Miguel Barrigos Australia VIC Vipers
FP Jarrod Basger England Baku United
FP Andre Caro Australia Inner West Magic
FP Adam Cooper Australia VIC Vipers
FP Alistair Dunlop Australia VIC Vipers
FP Daniel Fogarty 1990 (age 25–26) Australia Inner West Magic
FP Gregory Giovenali 1990 (age 25–26) Australia Dural Warriors (Captain)
FP Wade Giovenali 1990 (age 25–26) Australia Dural Warriors
FP Brian Griffin-Colls Australia Inner West Magic
FP Jordan Guerreiro Australia East Coast Heat
FP Glen Kelshaw Australia Dural Warriors
FP Dean Lockhart (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 29) Australia Inner West Magic
FP Grant Lynch Australia East Coast Heat
FP Daine Merrin Australia Dural Warriors
FP Breno Polatti Australia Inner West Magic
FP Christopher Polkinghorne Australia Dural Warriors
FP Blake Rosier Australia Dural Warriors
FP Tobias Seeto England Baku United
FP Christopher Zeballos 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 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 7/8 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 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 not part of the OFC anymore, 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
Thailand 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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