Day one of the IFCPF Asia Oceania Championships kicks off today, Saturday, 4 November 2023.
Read our preview of all the men's action.
Australia v Thailand
The CommBank Pararoos first assignment at the IFCPF Asia Oceania Championships will be a tricky one. Thailand are ranked 13th in the world, only three below Australia at 10th. They pose technical threats all over the park and it will be a real test for Kai Lammert's young squad.
The last time the teams played it was at the IFCPF World Cup 2019, where the CommBank Pararoos beat Thailand 5-0 in the quarter-final. However, much has changed for both teams since then.
You can watch highlights from the last time the team played Thailand below:
This game will be an important milestone, as David Barber is set to captain his 100th game for the Pararoos. It is a remarkable achievement from the player, that may be set to overtake Mark Schwartzer's record of 109 appearances for a men's senior national team in this tournament.
Coach Kai Lammert said before the game that playing in front of a home crowd will be a real privilege, but that they'll be focused on the task ahead of them on the pitch.
"At the end of the day, the boys will be ready. They'll be focusing on the game, and hopefully, the crowd here will carry them through," he said.
Iran v Japan
Iran go into the tournament as favourites. Ranked third in the world, as well as boasting a full-time professional roster, they will be a very difficult challenge for world no14 Japan. However, it is set to be a cracking game to finish day one of the IFCPF Asia Oceania Championships.