Australia national futsal team

Nickname(s) Futsalroos
Association Football Federation Australia
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Rob Varela
FIFA ranking 24 (24 August 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, 7 times
AFC Futsal Championship
Appearances 7 (First in 2006)
Best result 4th place, (2012)
World Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1985)
Best result 2nd Round, (1985, 1988)
AFF Futsal Championship
Appearances 4 (First in 2007)
Best result 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 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 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.

Coaching staff

Head coach Rob Varela Team Manager Matt Sheppard

Current squad

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

The following 14 players have been named in the squad for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.[2]

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Club
1 GK Angelo Konstantinou (1978-11-08) 8 November 1978 Australia Inner West Magic
12 GK Roberto Maiorana (1989-12-06) 6 December 1989 Australia Inner West Magic
14 GK Peter Spathis (1981-04-09) 9 April 1981 Australia East Coast Heat
2 FP Adam Cooper (1992-04-18) 18 April 1992 Australia VIC Vipers
3 FP Jarrod Basger (1991-02-09) 9 February 1991 England Baku United
4 FP Gregory Giovenali (1987-08-14) 14 August 1987 Australia Dural Warriors (Captain)
5 FP Blake Rosier (1992-01-08) 8 January 1992 Australia Dural Warriors
6 FP Wade Giovenali (1994-08-15) 15 August 1994 Australia Dural Warriors
7 FP Tobias Seeto (1988-03-26) 26 March 1988 England Baku United
8 FP Jonathan Barrientos (1988-04-02) 2 April 1988 Australia VIC Vipers
9 FP Christopher Zeballos (1986-06-16) 16 June 1986 Australia East Coast Heat
10 FP Daniel Fogarty (1991-01-10) 10 January 1991 Australia Inner West Magic
11 FP Dean Lockhart (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 Australia Inner West Magic
13 FP Shervin Adeli (1992-05-04) 4 May 1992 Australia East Coast Heat

Recent fixtures and results

Competitive record

FIFA Futsal World Cup

FIFA Futsal World Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Netherlands 19891st round11th311168
Hong Kong 19921st round12th3102911
Spain 19961st round15th3003426
Guatemala 20001st round15th3003322
Chinese Taipei 20041st round15th3003218
Brazil 2008Did not qualify
Thailand 2012Group stage20th3102517
Colombia 2016Group stage18th3102516
Total7/80 Titles21411634118

AMF Futsal World Cup

AMF Futsal World Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Brazil 1982Did not participate
Spain 19852nd round8th??????
Australia 19882nd round6th52033019
Italy 19911st round11th??????
Argentina 1994Did not participate
Mexico 1997Did not participate
Bolivia 20001st round13th3012815
Paraguay 20031st round19th3003529
Argentina 2007Did not participate
Colombia 2011Did not qualify
Belarus 2015Group stage15th3003414
Argentina 2019To be determined
Total6/110 Titles1421114777

OFC Futsal Championship

OFC Futsal Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Australia 1992Champion1st4400286
Vanuatu 1996Champion1st6600698
Vanuatu 2000Champion1st6600414
Australia 2004Champion1st5500200
New Zealand 2013^Champion1st5500242
Total5/55 Titles26260018220

^Australia was no longer part of the OFC. They appeared as a guest nation.

AFC Futsal Championship

AFC Futsal Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Uzbekistan 2006Group stage7th32011413
Japan 2007Quarter finals8th4112613
Thailand 2008Quarter finals7th42021310
Uzbekistan 2010Quarter finals7th42021520
United Arab Emirates 2012Fourth place4th63031219
Vietnam 2014Quarter finals6th42021014
Uzbekistan 2016Quarter finals5th64021716
Total7/70 Titles311611487105

AFF Futsal Championship

AFF Futsal Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Thailand 2006Did not participate
Thailand 2007Runners-up2nd54011514
Thailand 2008Did not participate
Vietnam 2009
Vietnam 2010
Thailand 2012
Thailand 2013Runners-up2nd6501427
Malaysia 2014Runners-up2nd64023013
Thailand 2015Runners-up2nd65014615
Indonesia 2016Did not participate
Total4/100 Titles23180513349


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

See also


External links

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