Featured Matches
Previous
Germany
Argentina
1
0
ABC, ESPN3 AET
Match 64
Game Details
Germany
Argentina
1
0
ABC, ESPN3 AET
Match 64
Game Details
Helsingborg
Gefle IF
1
1
FT
Game Details
Elfsborg
Brommapojkarna
2
2
FT
Game Details
Halmstad
IFK
2
2
FT
Game Details
BK Hacken
Orebro SK
4
1
FT
Game Details
Haugesund
Stabaek
2
0
FT
Game Details
Valerenga
Rosenborg
2
2
FT
Game Details
UCD
Sligo
1
0
FT
Game Details
Shamrock
Dundalk
0
1
FT
Game Details
Derry City
Bray
5
0
FT
Game Details
Seattle Sounders FC
Portland Timbers
ESPN2 2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
FC Edmonton
Ottawa Fury FC
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Cienciano del Cusco
Juan Aurich
1
1
FT
Game Details
Emelec
Independiente del Valle
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Portland Thorns FC
FC Kansas City
9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Next
 Posted by ESPN Staff
Nov, 3, 2007

Spain beats U.S. in Beach Soccer World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Spain scored four straight goals to defeat the United States 8-4 on Friday, the opening day of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

Spain led 4-2 midway through the game when Jevin Albuquerque and Mario Chimienti scored 34 seconds apart to tie it. But Spain answered with four goals in just over three minutes, capped by a pair from Amarelle only 19 seconds apart.

Defending champion Brazil, which has won 10 of the 12 championships staged annually since 1995, also got off to a strong start, trouncing the Solomon Islands 11-2.

Junior Negao set the tone early with a bicycle kick in the game's first minute that just skimmed the cross bar. Less than 30 seconds later, Buru opened the scoring with a precise strike out of the range of Solomon Islands keeper John Hale.

Portugal, which won the title in 2001, beat Iran 1-0 in penalties after playing to a 3-3 tie in regular time.

Mexico beat Russia 2-1 in penalties after tying 2-2.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.