Qantas Futsalroos Head Coach Steven Knight has named a 24-man train-on squad following the recent 2012 FFA National Futsal Championships to prepare for the upcoming AFC Futsal Championship 2012 – ASEAN qualifiers which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 21-26 February 2012.
Knight believes that from the group of players that his coaching staff have identified he will be able to form a squad that will be successful at the ASEAN qualifiers.
“From the group we have selected, we have a very good balance of youth and experience,” said Knight
“We will have a number of training sessions over the next couple of weeks before the final selection is made later next month.
“We know that our opposition in ASEAN is always improving and we are expecting some very tough matches, but I believe that the boys will be up to the challenge,” concluded Knight.
The Qantas Futsalroos have been placed alongside Cambodia, Malaysia and Vietnam in Group B of the ASEAN qualifiers for the AFC Futsal Championship 2012.
The Qantas Futsalroos opening match of the tournament will be against Cambodia on 21 February (kick-off 4:30pm local, 8:30pm AEDT), followed by Malaysia on 22 February (kick-off 7:00pm local, 11:00pm AEDT) with their last group match against Vietnam on 23 February (kick-off 5:00pm local, 9:00pm AEDT).
The top three teams from the ASEAN qualifiers will progress to the AFC Futsal Championships 2012 which will be held in the United Arab Emirates in May.
Qantas Futsalroos Squad
AFC Futsal Championship 2012 – ASEAN Qualifiers
21-26 February 2012
|Shervin Adeli||Enfield Rovers||NSW|
|John Barrientos||North Melbourne Futsal Club||VIC|
|Jarrod Basger||Maccabi Hakoah||NSW|
|Alastair Bruce||Dural Warriors||NSW|
|George Cattanach||Boomerangs FS||ACT|
|Robbie Cattanach||Boomerangs FS||ACT|
|Roger Cua||ACT Cobras||ACT|
|Fernando De Moraes||North Melbourne Futsal Club||VIC|
|Miles Downie||Sydney City Eagles||NSW|
|Daniel Foggarty||West City Crusaders||NSW|
|Daniel Fulton||Boomerangs FS||ACT|
|Greg Giovenali||Dural Warriors||NSW|
|Andres Gomez||Sydney City Eagles||NSW|
|Renagi Ingram||No current Club||QLD|
|Simon Keith||Campbelltown Quake||NSW|
|Raymond Miller||Sydney City Eagles||NSW|
|Danny Ngaluafe||No current Club||QLD|
|Gavin O'Brien||Campbelltown Quake||NSW|
|Tobias Seeto||Dural Warriors||NSW|
|Peter Spathis||Sydney City Eagles||NSW|
|Keiran Stroh||Boomerangs FS||ACT|
|Mark Symington||Campbelltown Quake||NSW|
|Lachlan Wright||Enfield Rovers||NSW|
|Chris Zeballos||Sydney City Eagles||NSW|
Head Coach – Steven Knight (NSW)
Assistant Coach – Robert Varela (NSW)
Goalkeeper Coach – Roger Cua (ACT)
Sports Trainer – Arthur Papas (NSW)
Team Manager – Joel Freeme (FFA)
|Match#||Date||Match||Venue||Kick-Off Local||Kick-Off AEDT|
|1||21-Feb-12||THAILAND V MYANMAR||Krungthep Thonburi - Indoor||11:30am||3:30pm|
|2||21-Feb-12||INDONESIA V PHILIPPINES||Krungthep Thonburi - Indoor||2:00pm||6:00pm|
|3||21-Feb-12||AUSTRALIA V CAMBODIA||Krungthep Thonburi - Indoor||4:30pm||8:30pm|
|4||21-Feb-12||VIETNAM V MALAYSIA||Krungthep Thonburi - Indoor||7:00pm||11:00pm|
|5||22-Feb-12||MYANMAR V INDONESIA||Krungthep Thonburi - Indoor||11:30am||3:30pm|
|6||22-Feb-12||PHILIPPINES V THAILAND||Krungthep Thonburi - Indoor||2:00pm||6:00pm|
|7||22-Feb-12||CAMBODIA V VIETNAM||Krungthep Thonburi - Indoor||4:30pm||8:30pm|
|8||22-Feb-12||MALAYSIA V AUSTRALIA||Krungthep Thonburi - Indoor||7:00pm||11:00pm|
|9||23-Feb-12||THAILAND V INDONESIA||Kiraves Stadium - Indoor||2:00pm||6:00pm|
|10||23-Feb-12||PHILIPPINES V MYANMAR||Krungthep Thonburi - Indoor||2:00pm||6:00pm|
|11||23-Feb-12||AUSTRALIA V VIETNAM||Kiraves Stadium - Indoor||5:00pm||9:00pm|
|12||23-Feb-12||MALAYSIA V CAMBODIA||Krungthep Thonburi - Indoor||5:00pm||9:00pm|
|Match#||Date||Fixture||Venue||Kick-Off Local||Kick-Off AEDT|
|3||25-Feb-12||Semi-Final 1 : Winner Group A V Runner-up Group B||Krungthep Thonburi - Indoor||2:00pm||6:00pm|
|4||25-Feb-12||Semi-Final 1 : Winner Group B V Runner-up Group B||Krungthep Thonburi - Indoor||5:00pm||9:00pm|
|7||26-Feb-12||3rd/4th Play-off : Loser Semi-Final 1 V Loser Semi-Final 2||Krungthep Thonburi - Indoor||2:00pm||6:00pm|
|8||26-Feb-12||Final : Winner Semi-final 1 V Winner Semi-Final 2||Krungthep Thonburi - Indoor||5:00pm||9:00pm|