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Monday, August 27, 2007

Solomon Islands Bilikiki boys to face Brazil in Beach Soccer draws

Solomon Islands Soccer coach Airton Andrioli and his Bilikiki boys have been set a dream date with world champions Brazil at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup - Rio de Janeiro 2007 after the official draw at the Palm Beach Hotel in Marseilles.

Russia will face off against Mexico in the official opening match of the third edition of this FIFA competition on the famous Copacabana beach on 2 November. An impressive array of mouth-watering matches were revealed for the ten-day tournament, not least in the opening match Group A where holders Brazil will play Russia as well as Mexico and the Solomon Islands.

“The draw has revealed the true shape of the competition and the real drama can now begin with the preparations of the 16 teams who will be competing in the final tournament in Rio de Janeiro. This year’s qualifiers include four teams who have not featured before such as Mexico, Russia, Senegal and the United Arab Emirates, and they will be hungry for success.

The 16 teams have been divided into the following four groups:
Group A: Brazil, Solomon Islands, Russia, Mexico
Group B: USA, Spain, Portugal, Iran,
Group C: Japan, Senegal, Uruguay, Italy
Group D: UAE, France, Nigeria, Argentina

Source: OFC

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