- Australia have taken a giant step towards qualification for the 2004 FIFA Futsal World Championship with a hard-fought 4-0 win over New Zealand at the AIS Arena in Canberra. The match was a typically physical and combative trans-Tasman contest with the Aussies looking like they would be kept scoreless in the first half until Damian Pilat converted
- Names like Martin Calvert, Simon Keith and Brett Hewit may not draw as much attention as Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Craig Moore amongst Australia’s sports soaked public, but for the time being at least, Australia’s soccer community will turn to the nations capital to allow Futsal its time in the sun.
- Australia will be attempting to qualify for it's fifth consecutive FIFA Futsal World Championship when the Oceania qualifying tournament commences this Sunday in Canberra. Australia will be joined by trans-Tasman rival New Zealand and island nations Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu at the qualifying tournament with the winner granted autom