Nigeria vs Brazil: Super Sand Eagles suffer 3rd straight World Cup defeat

Nigeria vs Brazil: Super Sand Eagles suffer 3rd straight World Cup defeat

Nigeria's beach soccer team suffered their third straight defeat at the ongoing Beach Soccer World Cup in Paraguay.

Having lost their first two group games, the Sand Eagles had already lost hope of progressing to the knockout stage of the competition.

They completed their hat-trick of defeat after losing to former world champions Brazil in their final group game.

Nigeria suffered a 12-2 defeat to the south American team as they finish at the bottom of the table with zero points at the end of the group stage.

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A goal each from Abu Azeez and Egan-Osi Ekujumi ended up a mere consolation for the players as they could not rescue their players from a disappointing defeat.

Meanwhile, Brazil and Portugal have reached the next stage of the competition with nine and six points respectively.

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While Oman and Nigeria have been dumped out of the championship as they will hope to start preparations early for the next edition.

Another African contingent Senegal progressed to semifinals of the tourney after finishing atop of Group C with six points.

They won two of their group games while one ended in defeat - same as Russia who finished runners up with the same number of points.

Belarus and United Arab Emirates crash out at the group stage having only amassed three points each after three group games.

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Senegal are showing they are a top team when it comes to beach soccer on the continent of Africa with their performances in Paraguay.

Meanwhile, the team captain Abu Azeez has taken his goal tally in the history of the game to 125 after over 75 appearances.

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Super Sand Eagles have crashed out of the 2019 FIFA Beach World Cup after losing 6-5 to Oman in their second game on Sunday night, November 24.

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But their performance against Oman was better than their first game which they lost 10-1 against Portugal.

Super Sand Eagles wanted to get a win against Oman in their second game which could have given them a chance ahead of their last match against Brazil.

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