Steven Knight names Qantas Futsalroos squad

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Qantas Futsalroos Head Coach Steven Knight has named a 12-player squad for an international friendly match against the Solomon Islands at the Logan Metro Insports Centre (Wednesday 10th October 2012 (Kick-Off 7:00pm AEST)

Knight will be using the match as the last major hit-out before naming his final squad that will compete at next month’s FIFA Futsal World Cup 2012 in Thailand.

“This is a very good opportunity for us to play some quality opposition in the lead-up to next month’s tournament,” said Knight.

“The final squad for the FIFA Futsal World Cup will be selected based on how some players perform in this match and will be the last chance for players to show that they deserve to make the cut.

“So far I am very happy with our preparations to date and after we name the squad and leave for Thailand, we’ll be looking for another couple of matches to tune us up for the start of the tournament,” concluded Knight.

The Qantas Futsalroos have been drawn in Group D of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012 along with Argentina, Mexico and Italy (see attachment for match schedule).

All Qantas Futsalroos matches at the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2012 will be broadcast live on SBS Two (see www.sbs.com.au for broadcast details).

Qantas Futsalroos Squad for Solomon Islands International Friendly match – 10 October 2012

Name        Club
Jarrod BASGER Maccabi Hakoah
Aaron CIMITILE East Coast Heat
Keenan DUIMPIES No current Club
Daniel FOGARTY West City Crusaders
Gregory GIOVENALI Dural Warriors
Renagi INGRAM East Coast Heat
Fernando De MORAES Victoria Vipers FC
Danny NGALUAFE No current Club
Edmund NISKI Dural Warriors
Gavin O’BRIEN Campbelltown Quake
Peter SPATHIS East Coast Heat
Lachlan WRIGHT Enfield Rover

Team Staff

Head Coach – Steven Knight

Assistant Coach – Rob Varela

Trainer – Arthur Kazas

Team Manager – Phil Watson

Upcoming Match Details

International Friendly

Qantas Futsalroos v Solomon Islands

Wednesday 10th October 2012

Logan Metro Insports Centre, Browns Plains Rd, Crestmead

Kick-Off 7:00pm AEST

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