Beach Soccer World Cup Semifinals Set

Tahiti stun Argentina to create historyGroup Play and Quarterfinals are in the record books and the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup semifinals are set.  The surprise of the tournament, host nation Tahiti, advanced to the semifinals with a 6-1 win over Argentina. With victories in the Group Stage over United Arab Emirates and USA, Tahiti stunned the beach soccer world with a 5-goal outburst in the final period to become the first Oceania nation to advance to a FIFA tournament semifinal.

Tahiti will host Russia in their semifinal after the Russians defeated Iran 6-5. Russia are the defending 2011 World Cup champions.

The second semifinal matchup is between two powers in beach soccer: Brasil and Spain. A 4-time World Cup champion, Brasil rolled through group play with victories over Iran (4-1), Ukraine (4-2), and Senegal (8-3).

Spain had a slightly more difficult road to the semifinals defeating USA (5-4), United Arab Emirates (5-2), Tahiti (4-2) and El Salvador (2-1).

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Match Date – Time Venue Results
25 25/09 21:00 Papeete Brazil 4:3 (2:1, 0:1, 2:1)Highlights Japan
26 25/09 22:30 Papeete Argentina 1:6 (0:1, 1:0, 0:5)Highlights Tahiti
27 26/09 00:00 Papeete Spain 2:1 (1:0, 0:1, 1:0)Highlights El Salvador
28 26/09 01:30 Papeete Russia 6:5 (1:2, 2:1, 3:2)Highlights Iran
Match Date – Time Venue Results
29 28/09 01:30 Papeete Spain Preview Brazil
30 28/09 00:00 Papeete Russia Preview Tahiti
Match Date – Time Venue Results
31 29/09 00:00 Papeete L29 L30
Match Date – Time Venue Results
32 29/09 01:30 Papeete W29 W30
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One comment on “Beach Soccer World Cup Semifinals Set
  1. Scott Ludwig says:

    Russia, Spain advance to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Final. Russia defeated Tahiti 5-3; Spain upset Brasil 2-1.

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