The Futsal Whites are targeting their first-ever appearance at a FIFA Futsal World Cup after a good start to the OFC Futsal Nations Cup.
Head coach Marvin Eakes and captain Dylan Manickum provided their views on the team’s progress to 1News.
Meanwhile, New Zealand play their third and final group game on Wednesday afternoon, when they meet Tonga at the Bruce Pulman Arena, Takanini, at 4pm.
New Zealand are already assured of a semi-final spot, due to be played on Thursday.
Watch 1News report on Futsal Whites
Game to be played on Wednesday October 4, 2023
New Zealand v Tonga
Bruce Pulman Arena, Takanini, 4pm (NZT)
New Zealand Futsal Whites squad
Rahan Ali | 7 Caps / 10 Goals | Moreland Futsal
Mike Antamanov | 7 Caps / 0 Goals | Auckland City FC
Stephen Ashby-Peckham | 36 Caps / 12 Goals | Auckland City FC
Jordan Ditfort | 18 Caps / 9 Goals | Bloomsbury Futsal
Hamish Grey | 7 Caps / 5 Goals | Unattached
Oban Hawkins | 15 Caps / 5 Goals | Southern United
Dylan Manickum | 58 Caps / 34 Goals | Auckland City FC
Ethan Martin | 7 Caps / 6 Goals | Waikato Rapids
Adam Paulsen | 7 Caps / 3 Goals | Auckland City FC
Thomas Picken | 2 Caps / 0 Goals | Auckland City FC
Casey Sharplin | 7 Caps / 1 Goal | Waikato Rapids
Patrick Steele | 7 Caps / 0 Goals | Waikato Rapids
Art Twigg | 2 Caps / 2 Goals | Auckland City FC
Logan Wisnewski | 15 Caps / 3 Goals | Bloomsbury Futsal
OFC Futsal Nations Cup
Entry to the Bruce Pulman Arena is free for all games until finals day on Saturday October 7, 2023.
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