Australia
Australia national football team badge.svg
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Futsalroos
AssociationFootball Australia
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Head coachMiles Downie
FIFA codeAUS
FIFA ranking33 [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 resultSilver 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 Australia, 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 7 occasions, but have never advanced beyond the group stage of the competition. After the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup, Football Australia decided not to continue investing and developing futsal in Australia. The F-League was disbanded in 2017, and Australia national futsal team is quickly becoming weaker than before.

History

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Coaching staff

Head Coach Australia Miles Downie
Assistant Coach Brazil Bruno Cannavan

Players

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

Current squad

The following 14 players were named in the squad for the 2022 AFF Futsal Championship[2] from 2–10 April 2022.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Club
Shervin Adeli New South Wales Enfield Allstars
Jonathan Barzel New South Wales Inner West Magic
Jacob Basden New South Wales Dural Warriors
Mark Brackenrig New South Wales Mountain Majik
Robbie Ezekiel New South Wales Eastern Suburbs Hakoah
Daniel Fornito New South Wales Inner West Magic
Wade Giovenali New South Wales Dural Warriors
Jordan Guerreiro New South Wales Mountain Majik
Anthony Haddad New South Wales Inner West Magic
Dylan Niski New South Wales Inner West Magic
Nicholas Rathjien Australian Capital Territory Boomerangs FS
Scott Rogan Victoria (Australia) Fitzroy Futsal Club
Ahmed Sweedan New South Wales Dural Warriors
Emmanuel Tzanakes New South Wales Dural Warriors

Results and fixtures

2019

11 October 2019 International Friendly Australia  4–3  Solomon Islands Sydney, Australia
  • Fogarty ?', ?'
  • Giovenali ?', ?'
Report
Stadium: The Centre Dural
13 October 2019 International Friendly Australia  3–2  Solomon Islands Sydney, Australia
  • G. Giovenali ?'
  • Niski ?'
Report
  • Bule ?', ?'
Stadium: Valentine Sports Park
Referee: Darius Turner (Australia)
21 October 2019 2019 AFF Futsal Championship Group B Vietnam  2–0  Australia Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Nguyễn Mạnh Dũng 28'
  • Nguyễn Minh Trí 37'
Report Stadium: Phú Thọ Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 2,122
Referee: Takeshi Fujita (Japan)
22 October 2019 2019 AFF Futsal Championship Group B Australia  6–4  Malaysia Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Lynch 1', 14'
  • W. Giovenali 3'
  • Cooper 6'
  • Niski 18'
  • Basger 38'
Report
  • G. Giovenali 20' (o.g.)
  • Ridzwan 29', 34', 38'
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
  • Ardiansyah N. 4'
  • Andri 17', 22'
  • Subhan 25', 34'
  • Bambang 33'
  • Iqbal 39', 40'
Report
  • Basger 14'
  • Fogarty 29', 33'
Stadium: Phú Thọ Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 562
Referee: Timur Ramazanov (Turkmenistan)

2022

6 April 2022 (2022-04-06) 2022 AFF Futsal Championship East Timor  4-7  Australia Bangkok, Thailand
13:00 UTC+7 Stadium: Indoor Stadium Huamark
6 April 2022 (2022-04-06) 2022 AFF Futsal Championship Australia  1-6  Myanmar Bangkok, Thailand
11:00 UTC+7 Stadium: Indoor Stadium Huamark
6 April 2022 (2022-04-06) 2022 AFF Futsal Championship Vietnam  5-1  Australia Bangkok, Thailand
11:00 UTC+7 Stadium: Indoor Stadium Huamark

Competitive record

FIFA Futsal World Cup

See also: FIFA Futsal World Cup

FIFA Futsal World Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Netherlands 1989 1st round 11th 3 1 1 1 6 8
Hong Kong 1992 1st round 12th 3 1 0 2 9 11
Spain 1996 1st round 15th 3 0 0 3 4 26
Guatemala 2000 1st round 15th 3 0 0 3 3 22
Chinese Taipei 2004 1st round 15th 3 0 0 3 2 18
Brazil 2008 Did not qualify
Thailand 2012 Group stage 20th 3 1 0 2 5 17
Colombia 2016 Group stage 18th 3 1 0 2 5 16
Lithuania 2020 Did not qualify
2024 To be determined
Total 7/10 0 Titles 21 4 1 16 34 118

OFC Futsal Championship

See also: OFC Futsal Championship

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

See also: AFC Futsal Championship

AFC Futsal Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Uzbekistan 2006 Group stage 7th 3 2 0 1 14 13
Japan 2007 Quarter finals 8th 4 1 1 2 6 13
Thailand 2008 Quarter finals 7th 4 2 0 2 13 10
Uzbekistan 2010 Quarter finals 7th 4 2 0 2 15 20
United Arab Emirates 2012 Fourth place 4th 6 3 0 3 12 19
Vietnam 2014 Quarter finals 6th 4 2 0 2 10 14
Uzbekistan 2016 Quarter finals 5th 6 4 0 2 17 16
Chinese Taipei 2018 Withdrew
Turkmenistan 2020 Did not qualify
Kuwait 2022
Total 7/10 0 Titles 31 16 1 14 87 105

AFF Futsal Championship

See also: AFF Futsal Championship

AFF Futsal Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Thailand 2006 Did not participate
Thailand 2007 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 15 14
Thailand 2008 Did not participate
Vietnam 2009
Vietnam 2010
Thailand 2012
Thailand 2013 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 42 7
Malaysia 2014 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 30 13
Thailand 2015 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 46 15
Thailand 2016 Did not participate
Vietnam 2017 Withdrew
Indonesia 2018 Did not participate
Vietnam 2019 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 9 14
Thailand 2022 6th 3 1 0 2 9 15
Total 5/11 0 Titles 29 20 0 9 151 78

Honours

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

Other Federations

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 Cup

See also: AMF Futsal World Cup

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

See also

References

  1. ^ Futsal World Ranking
  2. ^ "Futsalroos squad named for 2022 AFF Futsal Championship". Football Australia's website. 29 March 2022.
  3. ^ https://futsalaustralia.org.au/