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Bolton Futsal Club duo set for Scotland duty in Switzerland

Bolton Futsal Club duo set for Scotland duty in Switzerland

Oscar Lucas and Kai Lawless have both been included in the Scotland national futsal team squad for their UEFA Euro 2026 preliminary round of games in Bern, Switzerland this week.

The pair play in the FA National Futsal series for Bolton Futsal Club and are both coaches in the sport for Tameside-based Sala Futsal Club, who coach children aged six-16.

The Scotland squad are in a group of four teams including Malta, Switzerland and Gibraltar and have three games in four days.

They kicked off their campaign on Wednesday against Malta at the Mobiliar Arena, in Bern, with a 4-1 defeat where Lawless scored Scotland’s consolation.

They were then due to face hosts Switzerland last night, before finishing off with their final game against Gibraltar tomorrow.

The top two teams will then progress to the main qualifying round with teams such as Portugal (current holders), Spain, Italy and England.

The main round starts in September where 40 teams will be placed into groups with the opportunity to qualify for the finals in Latvia and Lithuania in 2026.

When Oscar, from Mossley, and Kai, from Gorton, are not playing futsal, they are either turning out in non-league for Ramsbottom United or teaching youngsters at Sala Futsal Club, who coach sessions in both local schools and through their weekly evening sessions.

Sala Futsal Club run sessions in Greater Manchester, as well as having teams that play in local leagues and competitions.

For more information about Sala Futsal visit the website at www.salasoccerschools.com, or for classes and booking, go to www.salafutsal.co.uk.

The club is also contactable on Instagram and X with the handle @salafutsalclub.