BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP: BRAZIL BLOW NIGERIA AWAY
Nigeria’s Super Sand Eagles lost 12-2 to defending champions Brazil in their final Group D game at the ongoing Beach Soccer World Cup on Tuesday.
The Nigerians are already out of the tournament while the Brazilians have advanced to the second round prior to this game.
Mauricinho and Lucao set the ball rolling for the South Americans before Egan-Osi Ekujumi halved the deficit for the Super Sand Eagles.
Rodrigo then restored the Brazilians two-goal cushion with a powerful finish into the far corner, but Nigeria soon reduced the lead once again as Abu Azeez finished with ease past Mao. Not long after Abu’s goal, Lucao volleyed home his second of the night.
From that time onward, it became a show of the Brazilians scoring for the remaining period of the game. Rodrigo grabbed a hat-trick, Bokinha scored a double while Rafinha, Bruno Xavier, Catarino and Filipe all scored to send the Africans off from Paraguay.
Brazil and Russia will face off in the quarter-final of the competition while the Nigerians will return home after a campaign in which they failed to register a single win.