The Futsalroos are through to the AFF Futsal Championship Final after dominating Malaysia 6-2 in their semi-final on Wednesday night.
The Aussies were rampant from the outset, with Adam Cooper and Daniel Fogarty both netting a brace, in front of over 8,000 spectators at the Bangkok Arena.
The Futsalroos will now face hosts Thailand in Friday’s decider, in what is a repeat of last year’s final.
Although without suspended skipper Gregory Giovenali and Glen Kelshaw the Futsalroos proved to be formidable opposition, controlling possession and creating several early chances.
Nathan Niski opened the scoring in the ninth minute with a cracking strike before Daniel Fogarty netted two goals in quick succession to give his side a three goal advantage.
Australia could have been further in front at the interval if not for some good work from Malaysia's goalkeeper Mohd Firdaus Razali.
The Malaysians were first to score in the second stanza with Muhammad Akmal Yazadih Amri applying a neat finish in the first minute after the break to ignite hopes of a comeback.
However Cooper added two goals for the Aussies in the 28th and 32nd minutes to snuff out the opposition's resistance, with Fogarty notching his second close to full-time.
Malaysia scored the final goal of the night but it proved merely a consolation, leaving Futsalroos coach Robert Varela proud of his side's clinical performance.
“With two players suspended, obviously we had to change things around,” said Varela after the match.
“It is good to be in the final again and we are looking forward to playing against hosts Thailand. It will be a good experience for the boys whatever the outcome.”
Defending champions Thailand earlier qualified for Friday night's final with a resounding 6-0 win over Vietnam.
The clash kicks-off in the capital at 7pm local (11pm AEDT), with organisers expecting a capacity 12,000 fans for the tournament’s showpiece.
Leckie: Socceroos have proved the doubters wrong
Mathew Leckie believes the Socceroos have proved the critics wrong at the FIFA World Cup™ but now wants to turn positive performances into points in their crucial clash against Peru. As the lowest-ranked nation in Group C, Australia was expected to struggle at the tournament a
Opponent Watch: Peruvian star hospitalised ahead of Socceroos clash
Peru’s preparation for the crucial Group C clash against the Socceroos has suffered a blow with a star attacker sent to hospital after he was knocked unconscious in training. There’s been some high praise for a couple of French strikers while Denmark let their hair down with s
Russia Watch: Germany saved embarrassment by late Kroos winner
Germany has come back from the brink of a humiliating early FIFA World Cup™ exit, scoring a stoppage-time winner to break Swedish hearts. Elsewhere, Javier Hernandez scored a landmark goal as Mexico continued their dream start to the tournament, while Belgium put in a five-sta
Day 35 Wrap: Sightseeing, cards and haircuts on rare day off
The Caltex Socceroos may be just three days away from their must-win FIFA World Cup™ clash against Peru but coach Bert van Marwijk gave the players a rare day off to recharge the batteries. While Saturday morning’s usual media commitments – where three players are put up for p