16 players named for this weekends action in Wellington
Knight will be using the three-match series as part of his team’s preparation for November’s FIFA Futsal World Cup 2012 in Thailand.
“Since qualifying for the FIFA Futsal World Cup, the players have personally taken their preparation to another level with extra fitness training and court sessions which is fantastic considering their amateur status and balancing work & family commitments,” said Knight.
“The upcoming series against New Zealand will be our first hit-out against international opposition since qualification and every minute on the court from here to Thailand is extremely important. We have been training hard, but you can only do so much in training compared to a match.
“I’ll also be using the series to test a number of younger players to see if they are up to international level.
“These matches signal the start of the final selection process and it is now up to the players to prove that they deserve to be in the final squad for the FIFA Futsal World Cup,” concluded Knight.
Next month the Qantas Futsalroos will continue their preparations when they play a friendly match against the Solomon Islands on Wednesday 10th October 2012 (Kick-Off 7:00pm at the Logan Metro Insports Centre (Browns Plains Rd, Crestmead).
The Qantas Futsalroos have been drawn in Group D of the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2012 along with Argentina, Mexico and Italy.
Qantas Futsalroos Squad for ASB Trans Tasman Cup – 21-23 September 2012
|Jarrod BASGER||Maccabi Hakoah|
|Aaron CIMITLE||East Coast Heat FC|
|Keenan DUIMPIES||No current Club|
|Daniel FOGARTY||West City Crusaders/Supercats|
|Daniel FULTON||Boomerangs FS|
|Laureano GOMEZ||Sydney City Eagles|
|Renagi INGRAM||No current Club|
|Angelo KONSTANTINOU||Boomerangs FS/ Supercats|
|Fernando DE MORAES||Victoria Vipers FC|
|Dean LOCKHART||Campbelltown Quake/Dural Warriors|
|Roberto MAIORANA||East Coast Heat FC|
|Nathan NISKI||Dural Warriors|
|Tobias SEETO||Dural Warriors|
|Peter SPATHIS||East Coast Heat/Sydney City Eagles|
|Lachlan WRIGHT||Enfield Rovers|
|Christopher ZEBALLOS||Sydney City Eagles|
Head Coach – Steven Knight
Assistant Coach – Rob Varela
Trainer – Arthur Kazas
Team Manager – Phil Watson
Upcoming Match Details
ASB Trans-Tasman Cup
New Zealand v Qantas Futsalroos
ASB Stadium, Kohimarama, Auckland
Match One: Friday 21 September, 7.30pm
Match Two: Saturday 22 September, 7.30pm
Match Three: Sunday 23 September, noon
Adults – $10 per game / $15 for all three
Students and U-20s free entry.
Qantas Futsalroos v Solomon Islands
Wednesday 10th October 2012
Logan Metro Insports Centre, Browns Plains Rd, Crestmead