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Futsalroos funding slash 'necessary' says FFA

Football Federation Australia has defended its decision to slash all Futsalroos funding for the next year, calling the unpopular move a "necessary short-term measure" amid wider cost-cutting.

5 JUL 2017

Players and staff of the national team program have been informed they'll receive no funding from FFA for the 2017-18 financial year.

It means the Futsalroos will not be able to compete in November's AFF Futsal Championship in Vietnam, nor can they qualify for the 2018 AFC Futsal Championship.

The decision has elicited stiff criticism on social media, especially given the program acted as a key developmental pathway for Socceroos and Celtic star Tom Rogic.

Posted by Luca Ranocchiari --> luca.ranocchiari@futsalplanet.com


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