Qantas Futsalroos Head Coach Steven Knight has named a 14-man squad for the upcoming AFC Futsal Championship 2012 – ASEAN qualifiers which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 21-26 February 2012.
Qantas Futsalroos Head Coach Steven Knight has named a 14-man squad for the upcoming AFC Futsal Championship 2012 - ASEAN qualifiers which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 21-26 February 2012.
Following a number of intense weekend training sessions, Knight is confident that his players will be successful at the ASEAN qualifiers. “It was a tough decision to settle on the final selection of players, but I believe that the squad are the best available players at this time,” said Knight
“With the mix of youth and experience we have, there is a good understanding of what is required to qualify for the AFC Futsal Championships and we will be developing National team players of the future as well.
“There is a high level of excitement around the squad at the moment and we-re all eager for the kick-off of the first match against Cambodia,” 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 11:30am local, 3:30pm AEDT), followed by Malaysia on 22 February (kick-off 11:30am local, 3:30pm AEDT) with their last group match against Vietnam on 23 February (kick-off 2:00pm local, 6:00pm 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 Jarrod Basger (Maccabi Hakoah, NSW) George Cattanach (Boomerangs FS, ACT) Robbie Cattanach (Boomerangs FS, ACT) Daniel Foggarty (West City Crusaders, NSW) Greg Giovenali (Dural Warriors, NSW) Andres Gomez (Sydney City Eagles, NSW) Simon Keith (Campbelltown Quake, NSW) Shervin Keshavarz (Enfield Rovers, NSW) Danny Ngaluafe (No current Club, QLD) Gavin O'Brien (Campbelltown Quake, NSW) Tobias Seeto (Dural Warriors, NSW) Peter Spathis (Sydney City Eagles, NSW) Lachlan Wright (Enfield Rovers, NSW) Chris Zeballos (Sydney City Eagles, NSW)