The Scottish Football Association

News

Oriam to host Futsal Championships

Wednesday, 22 November 2017


At the start of next month, Scotland will host the Futsal Home Nations Championship at Oriam in Edinburgh and new head coach Gerry McMonagle has named his squad.

 

The hosts will be looking to better last year’s third placed finish where they lost out to England in the opening game and ran eventual competition winners Wales close, ultimately losing 5-2.

In the final game Scotland defeated Northern Ireland 8-2.

 

The Scottish Futsal team is still in the early stages of its development after being established in October 2014 and were knocked out of the European Championships preliminary rounds earlier this year, losing to Georgia, Switzerland and Israel.

 

Included in the squad are Albion Rovers’ Craig McLeish and Elgin City’s Scott Smith.

 

McLeish made history in the last Home Nations Championship when he notched Scotland’s first ever hat-trick, scoring three against Northern Ireland.

 

Entry to matches will be free of charge at Oriam with all games taking place in the indoor court.

 

Futsal is a 5-a-side version of football with unlimited substitutions and 20 minutes a half. The game is played with an optimised ball that does not bounce as much as a traditional football.

 

Futsal Home Nations Championships Tournament Schedule

 

Friday, 1 December

England v Wales, kick-off 4pm

Scotland v Northern Ireland, kick-off 7.30pm

 

Saturday, 2 December

Northern Ireland v England, kick-off 2.30pm

Scotland v Wales, kick-off 6pm

 

Sunday, 3 December

Wales v Northern Ireland, kick-off 1pm

Scotland v England, kick-off 4.30pm

 

Scotland Futsal Squad

 

Goalkeepers

 

Ben Tough (Fair City Santos)

Adam Whitelaw (TMT Futsal Club)

 

Defenders

 

Kyle Ballingall (Perth Saltires)

Martin Cassells (AKN Lions)

Kevin Hagan (TMT Futsal Club)

Craig McLeish (Wattcell/Albion Rovers)

Scott Mollison (Fair City Santos)

Scott Smith (Fair City Santos/Elgin City)

 

Midfielders

 

Neil Laurenson (Wattcell)

Paul McLaughlin (Polonia Edinburgh)

Richard Horlock (West London Futsal Club)

Ahmed Aloulou (Dundee Futsal Club)

Jack Guthrie (Wattcell)

Fraser Smith (Fair City Santos)

 

Forwards

 

Lee Cameron (Dundee Futsal Club)

Ryan Robb (Fair City Santos)

Dayle Robertson (Fair City Santos)

Liam Kelly (Dundee Futsal Club)

 


<< Back
Scotland on Social

Scotland on youtube

Go behind the scenes and get all the goals, highlights & features from the Scotland National Teams

SCOTLAND ON FACEBOOK
Get closer to the teams by liking Scotland on facebook

SCOTTISH FA ON TWITTER
Follow us on twitter for the most up-to-date news and features

RSS Feed

Under-17 and Under-1...Wed, 06 Dec 2017
The 2017-18 UEFA European Under-17 and Under-19 Elite Round draws have been made in Nyon this morning.   Brian Mc ... Read More...
Scotland finish thir...Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Scotland finished third in this year’s Futsal Home Nations Championship after picking up one win, one draw and a l ... Read More...
Women’s youth elite ...Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Earlier this year Scotland Under-19s and under-17s progressed to the Elite Round of the qualification stage for the Euro ... Read More...
Oriam to host Futsal...Wed, 22 Nov 2017
At the start of next month, Scotland will host the Futsal Home Nations Championship at Oriam in Edinburgh and new head c ... Read More...
Under-19s secure eli...Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Scotland Under-19s have progressed through to the Elite Round of the European Championships.   The youngsters def ... Read More...
Explore More...
adidas Vauxhall