Nigeria puts up a valiant effort but loses to Brazil in FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
September 9, 2011
Nigerian soccer team, the Beach Eagles, made it to the quarterfinals of the 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, but lost to Brazil's club 10-8. They held their own through the game, sending it into overtime with three goals in the fourth period by Okwuosa, Ibenegbu and Victor Tale, but Brazil managed to sneak in two goals over Nigeria in overtime for the victory, according to the Daily Times Nigeria.
The Beach Eagles put up a good fight against the reigning champions. Brazil has won this tournament since its inception in 2006 and they defeated Nigeria's Supersand Eagles last year 11-5, 234Next.com reports. This time, Nigeria has proven that it is a powerful competitor and stayed in the game until the very end.
"Brazil have been champions of the world for the past four tournaments but there is always a stop-point and the Nigeria team can do it," Dr. Ikpeme told the news source prior to yesterday's game.
They may not have won this year, but they played well against such a powerful opponent and left the tournament proud of themselves and their efforts.