Beach Soccer World Cup: Nigeria hit all-time low

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The Sand Eagles suffered their worst defeat in the championship’s history against the reigning world champions

Rodrigo got a hat-trick, while Bokinha and Rafinha each scored a brace, with Bruno Xavier, Catarino and Filipe all on the scoresheet as well.

Egan-Osi Ekujumi and Abu Azeez found the net for Nigeria but those goals were mere consolations as the two-time African champions were sent packing with heads bowed low.

Having lost to Portugal and Oman, coach Audu Adamu’s men were hoping to restore some pride by causing an upset against the South Americans, however, they were at the receiving end of a thumping.

The obliteration at Los Pynandi Stadium, Luque was the Sand Eagles’ heaviest defeat in the championship’s history, and it also marked the country’s worst outing on the global stage.

Brazil qualify as Group D winners and will square up against two-time winners, Russia, in the quarter-finals. Senegal will lock horns with Portugal for a chance to reach the semi-final.

 

Jibril .O