The Qantas Futsalroos have thrashed Korea at the AFC Championships.
The Qantas Futsalroos will have to wait for the results of the match between Iran and Qatar to know whether they are in the quarter finals of the AFC Futsal Championship.
The Futsalroos thrashed Korea Republic 6-0 on Saturday at the Al Shabab Club Stadium. The win putting the Qantas Futsalroos at the top of the Group C table with six points from two matches.
Fernando De Moraes scored a brace for the Qantas Futsalroos while Peter Spathis, Gregory Giovenali, Toby Seeto and Daniel Fogarty scored a goal apiece in the Group C encounter.
The Qantas Futsalroos were clinical in counter attack as the Koreans, desperate to overcome Saturday-s thrashing by Iran and needing a win to stay in the competition, came all out before Fernando De Moraes- opener.
Korea started aggressively but Moraes- brace in the 15th and 19th minute left no option for them than to become adventurous.
“I was expecting the backlash of the Iran match from them,” Australia coach Steven Knight said.
“At this amateur level, players sometime fall under pressures so we had to be very cautious in the beginning but with the progression of the match we got it right,” he added.
“Even we knew that they would rely on power play later so we also had sessions on that and successfully dealt with that,” Knight was referring those two goals scored from their own half from Dural Warriors- Gregory Giovenali in the 33rd minute and goalkeeper Peter Spathis-s 40th minute goal as the Sydney City Eagles- custodian scored from his own half inside Korea-s vacant net.
“We will face Iran next and you have to respect the world-s elite so we will go into the match with our conservative mindset but our eyes are on the quarter finals, which would be a really big match for the whole of Australia,” he added.
The top four finishers of the AFC Futsal Championship directly qualify for the FIFA Futsal World Cup to be held in Thailand later this year.