Qantas Futsalroos beat Kuwait as preparations continue

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Futsalroos Team ShotThe Qantas Futsalroos continued their preparations for their assault at making the 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Brazil later this year, with a 6-2 win over Kuwait in Bangkok, Thailand.

The team came back from a 2-1 half time deficit, to overwhelm the Kuwaiti’s who are also participating at the AFC Futsal Championships that start in Bangkok next Sunday.

It wasn’t the best start by Australia as they tried to find their rhythm in the hot and humid conditions, with Kuwait taking advantage and grabbing the half time lead.

But the second half was a different story, as Australia scored five unanswered goals with experienced Futsalroo Lachlan Wright snaring a double. Other goalscorers were Danny Ngaluafe, Chris Zeballos, Greg Giovenali and Fernando de Moraes.

The team will conclude their preparations with a hit out against the Thailand U21 team on Thursday.

Australia begins their AFC Futsal Championship campaign with a game against Turkmenistan, followed by matches against Chinese Taipei and No.2 ranked Japan. The top two from each group will progress to the quarter finals, with the four semi finalists qualifying for the World Cup that will be played in Brazil in October.

Australia’s matches are:
May 11 v Turkmenistan – 6.45pm (local time)
May 12 v Chinese Taipei – 12 noon (local time)
May 13 v Japan – 6.45pm (local time)

Match Details

Australia 6 (Lachlan Wright 2, Danny Ngaluafe, Chris Zeballos, Greg Giovenali, Fernando de Moraes)
Kuwait 2

Australian squad: Tuan Cao, Fernando de Moraes, Trent Flanigan, Greg Giovenali, Luke Haydon, Simon Keith, Angelo Konstantinou, Dean Lockhart, Danny Ngaluafe, Gavin O’Brien, Peter Spathis, Adrian Vizzari, Lachlan Wright, Christopher Zeballos

Source : Football Australia via Futsal Planet
Published : 8/5/2008

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