Wales national futsal team

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Wales
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Dragons
Association Football Association of Wales
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Richard Gunney
Captain Sion Kitson
FIFA code WAL
FIFA ranking 96 (29 April 2016) [1]
Highest FIFA ranking 82 (19 October 2015)
Lowest FIFA ranking 96 (29 April 2016)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Andorra Andorra 2-1 Wales Wales
(Escaldes, Andorra, 2 September 2012)
Biggest win
Wales Wales 6-3 Israel Israel
(Ramat Gan, Israel, 23 October 2015)
Biggest defeat
Poland Poland 8-1 Wales Wales
(Zielona Góra, Poland, 4 January 2014)
World Cup
Appearances 0
UEFA Futsal Championship
Appearances 0

The Wales national futsal team is controlled by the Football Association of Wales, 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 Cardiff Met Futsal Club
GK Dafydd Jones Bristol City Futsal Club
D LLoyd Jenkins Cardiff University Futsal Club
M Chris Hugh Cardiff University Futsal Club
M Elliot Thomas Cardiff University Futsal Club
James Saddler Cardiff University Futsal Club
D Sion Kitson (c) Bristol City Futsal Club
P Rico Zulkarnain Cardiff University Futsal Club
M Tyler Mills Cardiff Met Futsal Club
M Daniel Hooper Cardiff University Futsal Club
P Tyrell Webbe Cardiff Met Futsal Club
P Simon Prangley Cardiff University FC Futsal Club
M Dean Maynard Cardiff Met Futsal Club
P Jonathan Nelson Cardiff Met Futsal Club

Tournament records[edit]

FIFA Futsal 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 - - - - - -
Colombia 2016 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Total 0/8 - - - - - -

UEFA 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 - - - - - -
Serbia 2016 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Slovenia 2018 TBD - - - - - -
Total 0/11 - - - - - -

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