Futsal giants Brazil thrash Solomon Kurukuru with 21-0 hiding
A crowd of 5845 saw Brazil scored 21 times without reply against Solomon Islands to consolidate their position at the Group A summit. The victory was the second biggest in FIFA Futsal World Cup history, surpassed only by the Selecao's 29-2 defeat of the host nation at Guatemala 2000.
Brazilian keeper Tiago was unexpectedly forced into making two early saves, but the floodgates opened once Lenisio broke the minnows' resistance on five minutes. It was 8-0 by the break, and things were to get worse for the brave but outclassed Solomons.
Lenisio finished the game with four goals to his name, two fewer than the irrepressible Falcao, and both Schmacher and Betao posted hat-tricks. Wilde, twice, Gabriel and Carlinhos were also on target for Paulo de Oliveira's side, who already look the team to beat.
Solomon Islands coach Victor Wai'ia said his side would learn from their lesson against the best players in the world.
“It was great to have the chance to play against Brazil. Their technical ability is amazing. My team are very young and I believe this was a great learning experience for them. I hope we’ll take something away from this game.”
Solomon Island player James Egeta was appreciative of the Brazilians talents.
“That was a difficult game. We were up against one of the futsal giants. Technicallly, they’re perfect.”