Futsal World Cup bronze medals for Merriman, Mitchell

Bendigo's Ryan Merriman and Brad Mitchell. Picture: DARREN HOWE
Bendigo's Ryan Merriman and Brad Mitchell. Picture: DARREN HOWE

BENDIGO’S Brad Mitchell and Ryan Merriman have claimed bronze medals for Australia at the Under-14 Futsal World Cup in Spain.

Australia defeated the Republic of China in the third-place playoff.

In what was a high-scoring game, Australia won 13-5, having earlier been in front 5-3 at half-time.

The tournament was won by America, which beat Catalonia 9-4 in the final.

The World Cup was Mitchell’s first time representing Australia, while it was Merriman’s second overseas tour.