Kiwis lose shoot-out to Argentina at World University Futsal Championships

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New Zealand lost a penalty shoot-out to Argentina to miss the chance to finish 5th at the World University Futsal Championships in Portugal.

The teams had tied 3-3 in regulation time at Multiusos de Guimarães and Argentina then won the shoot-out 5-4.

Argentina now go through to play Poland for 5th and 6th place at the Juy 2022 tournament.

Main photo: The teams prepare for the shoot-out. Credit: FISU World University Futsal Championships.


New Zealand 3 (Rahan Ali 15′, 29′, Kyle Wisnewski 18′)
Argentina 3 (Juan Lopetegui 12′, Manuel Gomez 19′, Tobias Ghibaudi 23′)
Penalty shoot-out won 5-4 by Argentina

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Men’s squad

Patrick Steele; University of Waikato; WaiBoP
Sean Beresford; Victoria University of Wellington; Capital
Logan Wisnewski*; University of Waikato; WaiBoP
Hamish Grey; Massey University; NRF
Ethan Martin; University of Waikato; WaiBoP
Oban Hawkins*; Otago University; Football South
Jordi Ditfort*; University of Waikato; WaiBoP
Hemi Innes; University of Canterbury; Mainland
Tyler Ericksen; University of Waikato; WaiBoP
Thomas Picken; University of Auckland; NRF
Casey Sharplin; University of Waikato; WaiBoP
Aidan Robson; University of Waikato; WaiBoP
Rahan Ali; Open Polytechnic; Football South
Kyle Wisnewski; University of Waikato; WaiBoP

Non-travelling reserves

Chris Preece
Connor McConchie
Mazen Rabih
Davis Vhavha

* Indicates capped Futsal White

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