- Opening 2013 Asian Futsal qualifying: Thai Son Nam - Dural Warriors (Australia)13:30 | 11/04/2013
This afternoon (April 4th), at Panasonic Sports Complex gymnasiums (Malaysia), Thai Son Nam Club has its first battle against a strong opponent from Australia Dural Warriors. Thai Son Nam Club launches out in green outfit while the Australians in red. Under the new rules, each team is allowed to register 16 players, and only registered 14 players in competition.
In addition, to limit violence in game, each yellow card will be charged 300 USD and 600 USD for the red card, moreover 1000 USD for those lose ID card (the member cards). During the technical meeting before game, Coach Sergio said that the whole team was ready for game this afternoon and two players injured Piquer Anton (Spain) and goalkeeper Tran Phuoc Buu would stay out.
If Viet Nam representative wins against strong teams from kangaroos country, coach Sergio and players will have more opportunities to go straight to 2nd round because he their second game will be confrontation against familiar component Pelindo FC from Indonesia (on April 13th), who was beaten 2-1 in the semifinal of
2012 area qualifying by coach Sergio and players at Phu Tho gymnasiums (HCM). Therefore this afternoon game is very important, promising attractive and dramatic for the next stages. Coach Sergio said that despite meeting two strong opponents from the first round, Thai Son Nam would do its best to win a ticket to the finals.
According to experts, participants are powerful and well-invested from bosses when their squad include many national players as well as the foreign players from countries which have strong Futsal movements such as: Brazil, Spain, Iran, Japan…They will struggle in round, then four top teams will be selected to semi-final, in semi-final they will knockout together for two tickets to final in Nagoya-Japan from August 22nd to September 2nd this year.
In Thai Son Nam line-up there are two foreign players: Piquer Anton (Spain) and Kolaro Inaba (Japan) who were praised by coach Sergio based on comprehensive capacity and experiences in international championships. With its champion of Futsal LS Cup, efforts from members as well as good preparation, Coach Sergio and players are expected to have successful starting steps to accomplish goals.
Minh Tu ( Malaysia )
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