Australia national futsal team

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
Australia national football team badge.svg
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Futsalroos
AssociationFootball Australia
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Head coachRob Varela
FIFA codeAUS
FIFA ranking31 (12 May 2020)[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
Appearances7 (First in 1989)
Best result1st Round, 7 times
AFC Futsal Championship
Appearances7 (First in 2006)
Best result4th place, (2012)
AFF Futsal Championship
Appearances4 (First in 2007)
Best resultRunners-up, (2007, 2013, 2014, 2015)

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.

HistoryEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Manager   Rob Varela
Assistant Manager   Matt Sheppard

PlayersEdit

For all past and present players who have appeared for the national team, see Australia national futsal team players.

Current squadEdit

The following 14 players were named in the squad for the 2019 AFF Futsal Championship[2] from 21–23 October 2019.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Club
1 GK Gavin O’Brien (1977-09-30) 30 September 1977 (age 43)
12 GK Andrew Haim   Campbelltown City Quake
2 FP Adam Cooper (1992-04-18) 18 April 1992 (age 29)   Vic Vipers
3 FP Jarrod Basger (1991-02-09) 9 February 1991 (age 30)
4 FP Gregory Giovenali (1987-08-14) 14 August 1987 (age 33)   Dural Warriors
5 FP Nathan Niski   Dural Warriors
6 FP Wade Giovenali (1994-08-15) 15 August 1994 (age 26)   Dural Warriors
7 FP Tobias Seeto (1988-03-26) 26 March 1988 (age 33)   London Helvecia
8 FP Daniel Fornito   Inner West Magic
9 FP Grant Lynch   UTS Northside
10 FP Daniel Fogarty (1991-01-10) 10 January 1991 (age 30)   Inner West Magic
11 FP Carlos De Oliveira   Dural Warriors
13 FP Ahmed Sweedan   Dural Warriors
14 FP Ethan De Melo   Mascot Vipers

Results and fixturesEdit

2019Edit

11 October 2019 International Friendly Australia   4–3   Solomon Islands Sydney, Australia
Report
Stadium: The Centre Dural
13 October 2019 International Friendly Australia   3–2   Solomon Islands Sydney, Australia
Report
Stadium: Valentine Sports Park
Referee: Darius Turner (Australia)
22 October 2019 2019 AFF Futsal Championship Group B Australia   6–4   Malaysia Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Report
Stadium: Phú Thọ Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 145
Referee: Khalil Balhawan (Lebanon)
23 October 2019 2019 AFF Futsal Championship Group B Indonesia   8–3   Australia Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Report
Stadium: Phú Thọ Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 562
Referee: Timur Ramazanov (Turkmenistan)

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA Futsal World CupEdit

FIFA Futsal World Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1989 1st round 11th 3 1 1 1 6 8
  1992 1st round 12th 3 1 0 2 9 11
  1996 1st round 15th 3 0 0 3 4 26
  2000 1st round 15th 3 0 0 3 3 22
  2004 1st round 15th 3 0 0 3 2 18
  2008 Did not qualify
  2012 Group stage 20th 3 1 0 2 5 17
  2016 Group stage 18th 3 1 0 2 5 16
  2020 Did not qualify
Total 7/8 0 Titles 21 4 1 16 34 118

OFC Futsal ChampionshipEdit

OFC Futsal Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1992 Champion 1st 4 4 0 0 28 6
  1996 Champion 1st 6 6 0 0 69 8
  1999 Champion 1st 6 6 0 0 41 4
  2004 Champion 1st 5 5 0 0 20 0
  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 ChampionshipEdit

AFC Futsal Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
  2006 Group stage 7th 3 2 0 1 14 13
  2007 Quarter finals 8th 4 1 1 2 6 13
  2008 Quarter finals 7th 4 2 0 2 13 10
  2010 Quarter finals 7th 4 2 0 2 15 20
  2012 Fourth place 4th 6 3 0 3 12 19
  2014 Quarter finals 6th 4 2 0 2 10 14
  2016 Quarter finals 5th 6 4 0 2 17 16
  2018 Withdrew
  2020 Did not qualify
Total 7/9 0 Titles 31 16 1 14 87 105

AFF Futsal ChampionshipEdit

AFF Futsal Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
  2006 Did not participate
  2007 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 15 14
  2008 Did not participate
  2009
  2010
  2012
  2013 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 42 7
  2014 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 30 13
  2015 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 46 15
  2016 Did not participate
  2017 Withdrew
  2018 Did not participate
  2019 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 9 14
Total 4/11 0 Titles 26 19 0 7 142 63

HonoursEdit

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

Other FederationsEdit

In addition to the FFA administered Futsal, an organisation known as the Federation of Australian Futsal (FAF)[3] considers itself the governing body of Futsal in Australia under the membership of the international body, Asociación Mundial de Futsal (AMF). The AMF organises the AMF Futsal World Cup.

AMF Futsal World CupEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Futsal World Ranking
  2. ^ "NSW PLAYERS DOMINATE FUTSALROOS SQUAD". Football New South Wales. 30 September 2019.
  3. ^ https://futsalaustralia.org.au/

External linksEdit