10 Oct 2012

Sport: Solomons Kurukuru kick off World cup build-up

11:33 am on 10 October 2012

The Solomon Islands futsal team will find out just where their world cup preparations are on Wednesday when they meet Australia in a one-off international in Brisbane.

It will be their first match since winning last year's Oceania Championship to qualify for next month's World Cup in Thailand.

The Kurukuru have spent the past few months training in Honiara and will also play matches in Spain and Thailand over the next few weeks.

Head coach Dickson Kadau says, after failing to win a game at the last world cup, they must do better.

"Our aim now is to at least we must be competitive in our pool so we can go through to the second round of the tournament so that we can make a big difference from the last world cup."

Solomon Islands are in the same pool as Russia, Guatemala and Colombia at the World Cup.