A Daniel Campbell hat-trick was not enough to help Australia record its first win at the IFCPF World Cup, falling to Canada on penalties 5-4 after a 3-3 draw in regulation.
The Canadians left it late in the opening 60 minutes, scoring in the 58th-minute and deep into second-half stoppage time to send the game to extra time.
Pararoos coach Goran Stajic made two changes to the seven that started the loss against the USA, with Taj Lynch replacing Alessandro La Verghetta, while Chris Barty was reinstated in goal.
Australia took the ascendancy in the 22nd-minute, with Campbell channeling his inner David Beckham to score from inside his own half.
Campbell’s second strike was almost as impressive to double Australia’s tally, a curling effort from outside the box giving Canada goalkeeper Ryan Watson no chance.
Just as the Pararoos looked certain to record their first win at the tournament, Canada was thrown a lifeline by a clinical Samuel Cherron finish, before he doubled his tally minutes later to send the game into extra time, capitalising on an awful Pararoos defensive mishap.
Right before halftime in extra time, Canada completed the turnaround from the spot, Yuri Costa expertly smashing the ball into the top corner, giving Barty no chance.
As the game ticked towards its conclusion and all hope seemed lost, the Pararoos were awarded a spot-kick of their own in stoppage time, Daniel Campbell completing his hat-trick to send the game to penalties.
Unfortunately for the green and gold, Jeremy Boyce missed the decisive penalty, the teenager thwarted by Watson and the Pararoos left heartbroken.
Australia will now fight for 11th place in the tournament when they square off against Germany on Thursday night at 8:30pm AEST.