From Down Under to Mannheim: Australia plans third World Cup participation in 2023.
It is a curious story how fistball gained a foothold in Australia thanks to Rolf Petersen. In order to be able to play against his brother Leif (South Africa) with a national team once in his life, the current federation president started playing fistball Down Under – and established it.
At the 2015 World Cup debut (Argentina), the Australians celebrated their two victories against South Africa frenetically and – thanks in part to support from visiting European coaches – have since extended the club teams’ tournament streak. For their second participation in 2019, Australia finished 16th out of 18 teams.
The latest rankings
|2019 (Switzerland)||16th place|
|2015 (Argentina)||13th place|
Australia made its international debut at the 2014 Asian Cup (Pakistan).
These players are in the lineup for the 2023 World Cup: