Team GB experienced mixed emotions on the opening day of the European Maccabi Games.
The Open futsal team went down 4-3 in a thriller against the much-fancied Australians.
Jamie Wolfson had hauled GB level before the Aussies marched into a 4-1 lead. Lee Bibring and Jonathan Green helped GB get back into the game and they could even have salvaged a point had it not been for a last-minute penalty miss by Sam Arghebant. GB keeper Danny Berliner had kept his team in the game with a penalty save of his own.
Manager Jonny Cohen said: "We conceded some soft goals which was disappointing but we showed superb character to get back into the game.
"Australia are supposed to be the favourites and the fact that I'm disappointed not to have beaten them shows what we are capable of.
"I'm confident we can reach the latter stages. Australia are a very good team but we really rattled their cage."
Connor Perlmutter was among the scorers as the Under 16 football team beat Germany 2-0.
The junior tennis team made a promising start with victories in four of their first seven matches.