Vikings have named their squad for the X Futsal World Cup in Columbia in March
- Bakr Al-Saudi
- Hady Osman
- Darren Hart
- Peter Rae
- Josh Cremen
- Sean McIntee
- Rami Dawwas
- Kareem Osman
- Ouadhah Ragued
- James Vaughan
- Leyvaine Davids GK
- Chris Sinclair GK
- Jakua Sinkora
- Daniel Burns
Coach: Gui Costa
Manager: Charlie Cremen
Sports Trainer: Nicole Shepard
The side will depart from Auckland on March 10th and travel to Bogota where they will base themselves and prepare for their first game on March 16th against Belarus. They will then play Ecuador on the 17th and hosts Colombia on the 18th.
Tuesday March 15:
(A) Argentina vs Brasil and Russia vs South Ossetia
Wednesday March 16.
(B) Peru vs Uruguay and Catalonia vs Canada
(C) Belarus vs New Zealand and Colombia vs Ecuador
(D) Cezch Republic vs Mexico and Paraguay vs Venezuela
Thursday March 17:
(A) Brasil vs South Ossetia and Argentina vs Russia
(B) Uruguay vs Canada and Peru vs Catalonia
(C) Ecuador vs New Zealand and Colombia vs Belarus
(D) Venezeula vs Mexico and Paraguay vs Czech Republic
Friday March 18th:
(A) Russia vs Brasil and Argentina vs South Ossetia
(B) Catalonia vs Uruguay and Peru vs Canada
(C) Belarus vs Ecuador and Colombia vs New Zealand
(D) Czech Republic vs Venezuela and Paraguay vs Mexico
Sunday and monday March 20th and 21st (Bogota): 1/4 final
Wednesday and thursday March 23rd and 24th (Bucaramanga & Bello): Semifinals
AMF (World Futsal Association) have been holding a Futsal World Cup Since 1982 and are the World Founding Futsal organisation, establishing in 1930 under the banner of FIFUSA.
The current World Cup holders are Paraguay who have won the title 3 times (1988, 2003, 2007) with Brazil claiming 2 titles in 1982 and 1985. No doubt both these sides will be teams to contest for the title again along with host Nation Colombia who finished 3rd at the 2007 event.
Australia hosted the 1988 AMF Futsal World Cup, but this will be the first time a New Zealand side has been involved.
New Zealand Futsal Association is proud to be a part of the World Futsal Association and the Futsal World Cup