The Futsalroos have booked their spot in the semi-finals of the AFF Miracle of Life Futsal Championship after defeating Indonesia 7-3.
The Futsalroos have topped their group and booked their spot in the semi-finals of the AFF Miracle of Life Futsal Championship after defeating Indonesia 7-3.
Needing to win so as to avoid expected Group A winners Thailand in the cross-over semi-finals, the Australians could not have asked for a better start then when Tobias Seeto gave them the lead early in the very first minute of play.
But the makeshift Indonesian side, who were without a handful of their regulars, did not lose hope when just a minute later, Andri Kustiawan slammed home the equalizer.
However, a lapse in concentration would cost Indonesia dear when Australia-s Jarrod Basger (3rd minute) and also Gregory Giovenali (4th) extended their lead before Andri again pull a goal back in the seventh minute for the score to stand at 3-2.
A minute before the break, Daniel Fogarty restored Australia-s two-goal lead as Gregory then nailed his second of the afternoon in the 23rd minute for them to be comfortable at 5-2 in front.
A red card on Indonesian keeper Asep Irwan a minute later for blocking the ball outside the D gave Australia further impetus as they then went on to score through Basger (36th and 39th minute).
And while Andri completed his hat-trick not too long afterwards, a second yellow card offence saw Andri being ejected from the game by Vietnam referee Hung Cuong Le.
The win ensured that the Futsalroos will now compete at the 2014 AFC Championships to be held in Vietnam.
Meanwhile Myanmar kept their hopes of a place in next year-s tournament alive when they thrashed Timor Leste 10-0 to finish third in Group B.