Futsalroos Head Coach Steve Knight has selected a 14-player squad that will travel to New Zealand later this week to contest the ASB Trans Tasman Series and OFC Futsal Championship Invitational.
Futsalroos Head Coach Steve Knight has selected a 14-player squad that will travel to New Zealand later this week to contest the ASB Trans Tasman Series (Wellington, 19-21 July) and OFC Futsal Championship Invitational (Auckland, 23-27 July).
Knight is looking forward to testing his team in competition mode after an 8-month break following last year-s FIFA Futsal World Cup in Thailand.
“These upcoming matches signify the start of our preparations for the AFC Futsal Championship Qualifiers which will be held later this year,” said Knight .
“ With 60-70% of the squad inexperienced at this level of competition, it will be a good to test to see who are capable of performing on the international stage.
“Our goals for the two tournaments are to get as much quality game time into the players as possible and to get results in the process," concluded Knight.
The second edition of the ASB Trans Tasman series will see the Futslaroos play three matches against the Futsal Whites (New Zealand Men-s National Futsal Team) over three days. The Futsalroos will be looking to defend the title that they claimed last year when they defeated the Futsal Whites in a clean sweep of last year-s series.
Two days later the Futsalroos will participate at the 2013 OFC Futsal Championship Invitational which will take place at The Trusts Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, from July 23 - 27.
The Futsalroos will line-up against five OFC member associations - New Caledonia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Tahiti and Vanuatu - as well as fellow Asian Football Confederation representative Malaysia.
Futsalroos Squad for Trans Tasman Series (Wellington, 19-21 July) and OFC Futsal Championship Invitational (Auckland, 23-27 July).
Adam Cooper - Vic Vipers Alpkaya Eddie - Sydney Scorpions Daniel Fogarty - West City Crusaders/Supercats Daniel Fulton - Boomerangs FS Greg Giovenali - Dural Warriors Wade Giovenali - Dural Warriors Angelo Konstantinou - Boomerangs FS Dean Lockhart - Campbelltown Quake Marino Musumeci - Sydney Scorpions Gavin O'Brien - Campbelltown Quake Kieran Pates - Vic Vipers Tobias Seeto - Dural Warriors Mark Symington - Campbelltown Quake Christ Zeballos - Sydney City Eagles
ASB Trans Tasman Series 19-21 July 2013 ASB Sports Centrre, Wellington, New Zealand Friday 19 July: Futsal Whites v Futsalroos @ 8.15pm. Saturday 20th July : Futsal Whites v Futsalroos @ 8.15pm Sunday 21st July: Futsal Whites v Futsalroos @ 4pm
OFC Futsal Championship Invitational Featuring Australia, Malaysia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, NZ Invitational, Solomon Islands, Tahiti and Vanuatu 23 - 27 July 2013 The Trusts Arena, Auckland, New Zealand
Opponent Watch: ‘He must have 15 lungs’
Paul Pogba has been a key figure in France’s two wins at the2018 FIFA World Cup™ but reserved some special praise for a couple of his midfield partners. Plus another blow for reigning champions Germany ahead of their must-win clash, while there’s some harsh criticism for Argen
Milligan backs France to do their bit for Socceroos
Mark Milligan remains confident the Socceroos can progress to the knockout phase at the FIFA World Cup™, backing France to help Australia’s cause by beating Denmark. The Socceroos head into the final match against Peru (Wednesday morning AEST live on SBS and Optus Sport) with
Mexico coach's special praise for Socceroos
Mexico might have produced the result which has made the biggest impact at the FIFA World Cup™ - beating world champions Germany – but their coach has been impressed by the performances of the Socceroos. Juan Carlos Osorio – who masterminded El Tri’s shock 1-0 win of the Germa
Russia Watch: Tearful Neymar sparks relief for Brazil
Neymar became Brazil’s third-highest scorer of all-time as the South American’s left it late to pick up their first win of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. Elsewhere, there was late drama in Switzerland’s clash with Serbia while the Super Eagles of Nigeria boosted their hopes of a be