England national futsal team

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England
Nickname(s)The Three Lions
AssociationThe Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMike Skubala
CaptainRaoni Medina
FIFA codeENG
FIFA ranking60 [1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 England 5–1 Scotland 
(Rome, Italy; 16 July 1983)
Biggest win
 England 5–0 Malta 
(Hereford, England; 2 April 2010)
 England 5–0 Andorra 
(Loughborough, England; 13 November 2010)
 England 5–0 Cyprus 
(Newcastle, England; 5 June 2014)
 England 6–1 Malta 
(Varna, Bulgaria; 24 January 2017)
Biggest defeat
 Portugal 24–1 England 
(Algarve, Portugal; 21 October 2004)
World Cup
Appearances0
European Championship
Appearances0
World Cup
Appearances3 (First in 1988)
Best resultFirst Round, (1988, 1991, 1997)

The England national futsal team represents England during international futsal competitions such as the FIFA Futsal World Cup and the European Championships. It is under the direction of The Football Association. Although futsal in England has been around for a number of years, the national team was first formed in 2003, after futsal started to gain popularity in 2002.[2]

Home matches are played at various venues around the country. Friendly matches are played with teams from other European nations, and also compete in Four Nations Tournaments each season, along with teams around Europe. England has entered the World Futsal Cup but failed to qualify in 2008. Also in 2008 England entered 'The Kuala Lumpur World 5’s tournament' in Malaysia, but failed to win a game.

In September 2020 the FA cut fundings for futsal and grassroots football. Therefore, the future of the English national futsal team was put into the question.[3][4]

Squad[edit]

# Pos Name Caps Club
GK Mark Croft 28 England Loughborough Students Futsal
GK Curtis Holmes 34 England Sheffield Futsal Club
DF Marcus

Asimeko

33 England Baku United Futsal Club
FW Luke Ballinger 70 England Chippenham Town F.C.
FW Sam Murphy 34 England Baku United Futsal Club
FW Stuart Cook 12 England Manchester Futsal Club
FW David Jennings 20 England West London Futsal
MF Alex Campana England University of Brighton Futsal Club
FW Ian Parkes 46 England Team Bath Futsal Club
FW Will Rooke 61 England Loughborough Students Futsal
FW Raoni Medina 24 England London Helvecia Futsal Club
DF Ally Ndila 39 England Helvécia Futsal Club
FW Ben Mortlock 50 England Loughborough Students Futsal
DF Guillermo Wallace 4 Spain FS Nazareno

DF

Russell Goldstein 2 England Pro Futsal London

Managers[edit]

Manager England career Played Won Drawn Lost Win %
England Graeme Dell 2003–2008 52 1 2 49 1.9
England Peter Sturgess 2008 - 45 16 5 24

As of February 2013

Competition history[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Netherlands 1989 Did not Enter - - - - - -
Hong Kong 1992 Did not Enter - - - - - -
Spain 1996 Did not Enter - - - - - -
Guatemala 2000 Did not Enter - - - - - -
Chinese Taipei 2004 Did not Enter - - - - - -
Brazil 2008 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
Thailand 2012 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
Colombia 2016 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
Lithuania 2020 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
Total 0/9 0 0 0 0 0 0
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA European Futsal Championship[edit]

UEFA European Futsal Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Spain 1996 Did not Enter - - - - - -
Spain 1999 Did not Enter - - - - - -
Russia 2001 Did not Enter - - - - - -
Italy 2003 Did not Enter - - - - - -
Czech Republic 2005 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
Portugal 2007 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
Hungary 2010 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
Croatia 2012 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
Belgium 2014 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
Serbia 2016 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
Slovenia 2018 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
Netherlands 2022 Withdrew - - - - - -
Total 0/12 0 0 0 0 0 0

Minor tournaments[edit]

Year Tournament City Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
2004 Four Nations Portugal Algarve Group 4th 3 0 0 3 8 50
2004 Tournament England Manchester Group 3rd 2 0 0 2 7 19
2005 Four Nations France Villeneuve d’Ascq 3rd/4th 4th 2 0 0 2 6 10
2006 Four Nations England Sheffield Group 4th 3 0 1 2 8 24
2006 Four Nations Belgium Edegem Group 4th 3 0 0 3 6 27
2007 Four Nations Turkey Izmir Group 4th 3 0 0 3 2 28
2008 KL World 5's Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Group Stage 5th 4 0 0 4 9 38
2008 Four Nations France Caen 3rd/4th 4th 2 0 0 2 2 12
2008 Four Nations England Loughborough Group 3rd 3 0 1 2 4 10
2010 Four Nations England Hereford Final 2nd 2 1 0 1 8 4
2012 Tournament Norway Bode Group 2nd 2 1 1 0 4 3
2013 Four Nations Malta Paola Group 3rd 3 1 1 1 4 5
Total 0 Titles 30 3 4 23 61 211

Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Futsal World Ranking
  2. ^ Fahey, Jamie (5 July 2012). "Could futsal be the key to unlocking talent in England's next generation? | Football | guardian.co.uk". London: Guardian. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Unsecure Future of Futsal in England". FutsalFeed.com. 30 September 2020. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Doug Reed: Futsal is a fantastic game - it will grow with or without the FA's involvement". FutsalFeed.com. 3 October 2020. Retrieved 3 October 2020.