Australia Upsets Host Thailand 4-3 in NSDF Futsal Opener

Australia Stuns Thailand in NSDF Futsal Championship Opener, Malaysia Draws with Afghanistan

Australia pulled off a stunning upset in their NSDF Futsal Championship 2024 opener against host Thailand, securing a thrilling 4-3 victory at the Nonthaburi Provincial Administrative Organization Central Stadium. Scott Rogan and Shervin Adeli put Australia ahead 2-0 early on, only for Worasak Srirangpirot to level the score with two goals before halftime.

A penalty from Adeli and a strike from Jamie Dib gave Australia a two-goal cushion, but a late penalty from Ronnachai Jungwongsuk couldn’t save Thailand from defeat. Meanwhile, in an earlier match, Malaysia fought back from a 2-0 deficit at halftime to draw 3-3 with Afghanistan. Reza Hossein Poor and Mehram Ghulami had given Afghanistan the lead, but quickfire goals from Mohammad Awalluddin and Ahmad Harith Naim saw Malaysia level.

Ghulami put Afghanistan back in front, only for Awalluddin to rescue a point for Malaysia with a late equalizer. The thrilling encounters showcased the competitive nature of futsal at the championship, with both matches providing plenty of excitement for fans and stakeholders alike.

The results set the stage for an intriguing competition ahead, as teams look to stake their claim for the title. Stay tuned for more updates and action from the NSDF Futsal Championship 2024 as the drama unfolds on the futsal courts of Nonthaburi. #AFF #FAT #FutsalThailand

Meghnad Iyer

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