Bangkok: Australia opened the AFC Futsal Championship 2014 Asean Zone qualifiers campaign with a promising note after thrashing Timro Leste 8-1 at the Bangkok Thonburi University.
Captain Gregory Giovenali scored a hattrick and Tobias Seeto netted a brace while Fernando Lima, Wade Giovenali and Dean Lockhart also scored a goal each for the Futsalroos.
Raymond Miller scored an own goal as Timor Leste’s consolation goal.
AFF FUTSAL: Seeto Grabs Hat-Trick for OZ; Myanmar Bounce Back
BANGKOK (20 Oct 2013) – Tobias Seeto nailed a hat-trick as Australia thrashed Timor Leste 8-1 as Myanmar bounced back from their first match defeat to beat Laos 6-1 on the second match day of Group B here at the AFF Futsal Championship at the Bangkok Thonburi University.
With Australia having the day off the previous day and Timor Leste battling to a 2-2 draw against Laos, the game was always going to be a little one-sided especially when Timor keeper Adriano was not at his usual 100%.
And it did not take long for Australia to open the lead when Fernando De Moraes found the back of the net early in the second minute. From then on, it was all Australia as Seeto nailed a hat-trick with goals in the 8th, 19th and 24th minute as Gregory Giovenali (24th and 24th), Wade Giovenali (29th) and Dean Lockhart (34th) scored the other goals.
Timor Leste’s only goal in the game came off Jose Carvalho Vong in the 17th minute.
“It was a tough match yesterday and we struggled against Australia today,” said Timor coach Bruno Torres. “We tried hard but it was just too demanding.”
AFC Futsal C’ship 2014 (Qs): Australia 17-0 Laos
Bangkok: Australia continued their free-scoring spree with another big win and this time it came against Laos as the Futsalroos recorded a mammoth 17-0 win to go top of the Group B table of the AFC Futsal Championship 2014 Asean Zone qualifiers on Monday.
Adam Cooper scored four goals while Daniel Fogarty notched a hattrick for the Futsalroos. Likewise, Jarrod Basger, Marino Musumeci and Raymond Miller scored two goals each. Also to find the back of the net for the Australians were captain Gergory Giovenali, Wade Giovenali, Shervin Adeli and Dean Lockhart.
AFF FUTSAL: Big Win for Australia and Indonesia in Group B
BANGKOK (21 Oct 2013) – Australia and Indonesia were the big winners in Group B this afternoon when they thumped their hapless opponents by at least a dozen goals in their respective matches.
Australia blasted Laos 17-0 while Indonesia slammed Timor Leste 12-1 in the two games at the Bangkok Thonburi University Stadium. Adam Stuart Cooper found the back of the net four times in the 10th, 12th, 14th and 15th minute as Daniel Fogarty grabbed a hat-trick off goals in the 25th, 39th and 40th minute.
The other goal scorers for the Australians were Jarrod Basger (3rd and 27th), Gregory Giovenali (31st), Shervin Adeli (35th), Wade Giovenali (23rd), Marino Musumeci (17th and 35th), Dean Lockhart (38th) and Raymond Miller (33rd and 36th).
Futsalroos claim back-to-back wins
The Futsalroos have recorded two strong victories in the AFF Futsal Championships at the Bangkok Thonburi University.
The Australian’s knocked off Timor Leste 8-1 before condemning Laos to a 17-0 defeat.
It did not take long for Australia to get the opener against Timor Leste with Fernando De Moraes finding the back of the net only two minutes in.
Tobias Seeto then starred in the green and gold as he scored in 8th, 19th and 24th minute to claim a hat-trick.
Gregory Giovenali (24th and 24th), Wade Giovenali (29th) and Dean Lockhart (34th) also got their names on the scoresheet while Timor Leste’s goal came off Jose Carvalho Vong in the 17th minute.
The Australian’s next Group B match came against Laos and it was another rout.
Adam Cooper headlined the Futsalroos performance with four first half goals while Daniel Fogarty got a hat-trick and Jarrod Basger and Marino Musumeci getting doubles.
Head coach Steven Knight was happy with his side’s opening to the tournament but warned against complacency ahead of tougher clashes in their group.
“I was pleased with the teams much improved performance today,” said Knight. “Our primary focus was to improve our possession play, with better finalisation.”
“The players responded well to what was asked and expected from them.
“We now re-group and focus on tomorrow’s match, once again seeking an improvement on today’s performance”.
Australia next plays Myanmar on Tuesday 22 October and then finish the group stage against Indonesia on Wednesday 23 October.
The AFF Miracle of Life Futsal Championship 2013 will also serve as the qualification tournament for the AFC Futsal Championships with the top three teams progressing to the tournament which will be held in Vietnam.
AFC Futsal C’ship (Qs): Myanmar 0-4 Australia
Bangkok: Australia entered into the semi-final of the AFC Futsal Championship 2014 Asean Zone qualifiers with a match to spare after beating Myanmar 4-0 on Tuesday at the Bangkok Thonburi University.
Shervin Keshavarz scored two goals while there were goals from Jarrod Basger and captain Gregory Giovenali for the Futsalroos.
They will face fellow Group B semi-finalists Indonesia on Wednesday to determine the top team of the group.
Despite not making it into the semi-finals, Myanmar also have hopes of qualifications as Thailand and Vietnam are automatic entrants by virtue of being runners-up of the AFC Futsal Championship 2012 and hosts of 2014 finals respectively. Myanmar need to defeat Timor Leste on Wednesday.
Futsalroos make it three on the trot
The Futsalroos have claimed their third straight win at the AFF Miracle of Life Futsal Championship, accounting for Myanmar 4-0 at Bangkok Thonburi University in Malaysia.
In their toughest encounter at the tournament to date, Shervin Adeli grabbed a brace to open the scoring, while Jarrod Basger and Gregory Giovenali each notched a goal to complete a comfortable win for the Futsalroos.
The Futsalroos will play their final scheduled match against Indonesia this afternoon, with the top teams from each group to progress to the weekend’s semi-finals.
The AFF Miracle of Life Futsal Championship 2013 will also serve as the qualification tournament for the AFC Futsal Championships, with the top three teams progressing to the tournament which will be held in Vietnam.
AFF FUTSAL: Stage Set to Decide Group B Winner
BANGKOK (22 Oct 2013) – Indonesia and Australia have set the stage to decide the Group A winner of the AFF Futsal Championship tomorrow where each certainly would like to avoid powerhouse Thailand – the expected winner from Group A – in the cross-over semi-finals on Friday.
As things stand, Australia are leading the pack in Group B with the same nine points as Indonesia from three matches played thus far. But Australia are at the top of the standings on better goal difference with 28 as against Indonesia’s 25.
With the results today being pure academic, Indonesia thrashed Laos 12-0 in the first match of the group in the morning before Australia beat Myanmar 4-0 in the second tie.
Striker Bambang Bayu Saptaji was once again the toast for Indonesia when he found the back of the net in the 1st, 2nd, 10th and 35th minute. A brace from Andriansyah Agustin (29th and 30th) and Fhandy Permana (38th and 40th) gave Indonesia further confidence as Nur Ali (19th), Anza Restuian Mas (26th), Renaldi (40th) and Julinur Hafid (40th) ensured them the win.
In the meantime, Myanmar fought well and hard to concede just a 4-0 loss to Australia.
The Australians scored all their goals in the first half through Shervin Adeli (8th and 8th) as Jarrod Basger (12th) and Gregeory Giovenali (19th) scored the other goals.
Futsalroos qualify for AFC Championships with win
The Futsalroos have booked their spot in the semi-finals of the AFF Miracle of Life Futsal Championship after defeating Indonesia 7-3.
The win ensured that Australia will now compete at the 2014 AFC Championships to be held in Vietnam.
Australia dominated the match with Jarrod Basger and Gregory Giovenali continuing their impressive form with Basger getting a hat-trick and Giovenali claiming a brace for the Australians
AFF FUTSAL: Australia Win Group B; Myanmar Keep AFC Hope Alive
BANGKOK (23 Oct 2013) – As Australia romped to a 7-3 win over Indonesia to win Group B, Myanmar kept their hopes of a place in next year’s AFC Miracle of Life Futsal Championship alive when they thrashed Timor Leste 10-0 to finish third in the group.
Needing to win so as to avoid expected Group A winners Thailand in the cross-over semi-finals, the Australians could not have asked for a better start then when Tobias Seeto gave them the lead early in the very first minute of play.
But the makeshift Indonesian side, who were without a handful of their regulars, did not lose hope when just a minute later, Andri Kustiawan slammed home the equalizer.
However, a lapse in concentration would cost Indonesia dear when Australia’s Jarrod Basger (3rd minute) and also Gregory Giovenali (4th) extended their lead before Andri again pull a goal back in the seventh minute for the score to stand at 3-2.
A minute before the break, Daniel Fogarty restored Australia’s two-goal lead as Gregory then nailed his second of the afternoon in the 23rd minute for them to be comfortable at 5-2 in front.
A red card on Indonesian keeper Asep Irwan a minute later for blocking the ball outside the D gave Australia further impetus as they then went on to score through Basger (36th and 39th minute).
And while Andri completed his hat-trick not too long afterwards, a second yellow card offence saw Andri being ejected from the game by Vietnam referee Hung Cuong Le.