Javier Rodríguez Nebreda (born 26 March 1974), commonly known as Javi Rodríguez, is a Spanish futsal player currently playing...
AFC Futsal Semi Finals
Top 2 teams in Asia Clash Today in Semi Finals
Thailand Vs Iran
The teams ranked number 1 & 2 in Asia will play today in the AFC Futsal Championship Semi Finals, the hosts of this years FIFA Futsal World Cup will take on the 10 time AFC Champions Iran. Thailand dug deep to come from behind against Lebabnon in the Quarter Finals while Iran battled and won 6-3 against Uzbekistan.
In 17 matches the Thais have only won 3 against Iran this includes the 2008 final, Hermans is convinced his team can cause an upset against the Champions.
“All the games start at 0-0,” said Herman, who worked in Iran in the late 1990s and helped them set up their futsal programme. “We will go out there to win and I believe we can win this game.
“Of course, Iran are a very good team. They have good speed and fitness, but I believe in my team and I am proud of how they have performed here.
“They are here to win every game they play and to show what they can do, and with this win we have proved we deserve to be at the World Cup.”
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Japan Vs Australia
The other semi final to take place will be Japan vs Australia both of whom have now qualified for the World Cup in November along with Kuwait (who were 5th placed team on goal difference) as Thailand automatically qualify as the host nation. Japan reached with a tense narrow victory over Kyrgyzstan, while Australia had to go to extra time to beat Kuwait.
For highlights fixtures, results and News visit our AFC Futsal Championship 2012 post.
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