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.